top of page

Day 1 | 28 November 2023

7:50

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:30

Welcome to Country

8:50

Chairperson’s Opening Address

Chiou See Anderson, President, National Council of Women of Australia 

THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

9:00

Opening Keynote: AI and the future of leadership

Prof_edited.jpg

This keynote explores the transformative role of AI in the digital economy, where our 'digital minions' are not just tools but partners in decision-making. We'll delve into strategies for leaders to harness the power of algorithms for innovation, growth, and sustainable advantage, ensuring that human insight and artificial intelligence together shape a resilient and inclusive future for all in the digital era. 

Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, Professor and Chair in Digital Economy, Queensland University of Technology; Top 100 Global AI Thought Leader 

9:20

Panel Discussion: Setting a clear vision and developing a strategic roadmap for your organisation  

  • How to lead organisational change, manage disruptions and navigate uncertainty and risk to make informed decisions 

  • How leaders can engage with stakeholders, including employees, customers, and communities, in a way that reflects shared values 

  • What legacy will you leave on the teams and people that you lead?  

Katherine Gonzalez-Cork_edited.jpg
Beverley Rowbotham AO.jpg
Mike Wassing_edited.jpg

Moderator: Shannon McFadden, Chief Strategy, Sustainability and People Officer, Queensland Airports Limited

 

Katherine Gonzalez-Cork, Chief Executive Officer, Professionals Real Estate Australia

Beverley Rowbotham AO, Haematologist, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology; Chair, Australian Government National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council; Director, Bolton Clarke 

Mike Wassing AFSM, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services  

10:10

Networking Bingo: Break the ice and engage in rapid-fire interactions with multiple peers

10:20

Morning Tea

AMPLIFYING VOICES: ADVOCACY AND INFLUENCE

10:50

Golden Ticket 

Streamed from Sydney, Australia

11:00

In Conversation: Redefining Success

Dive into an insightful and engaging conversation with two of Australia’s most renowned journalists, Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb, as they share their perspectives on leadership, storytelling, and navigating the complexities of today. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with their expertise and wit in a thought-provoking conversation that promises to inspire and enlighten. 

Annabel Crabb Book.jpg

Leigh Sales AM, Author and Journalist  

Annabel Crabb, Author and Journalist  

11:50

Networking Lunch

CASTING A LASTING LEADERSHIP LEGACY

12:50

Trivia

Streamed from Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

1:00

In Conversation: Thinking beyond your tenure

Agnes Naera.jpg
579A1718.webp

Agnes Naera, Chief Executive Officer, Global Women 

Rt Hon. Helen Clark,
Former Prime Minister, New Zealand Government 

2:00

Keynote: Forging a legacy through integrity, positive impact and empowering leadership 

  • Empowering leaders by creating safe spaces for diverse viewpoints and perspectives  

  • Exploring the benefits of building strong networks and fostering collaboration across your organisation’s leadership pipeline 

  • Recognising the broader impact of actions on society and the environment 

Jeni Wellington - temp_edited.jpg

Dr Jeni Wellington, CEO and Founder, Annuo Med Tech Solutions; 2023 Women in Technology Future Focused Business Achiever

2:30

Afternoon Tea

EMPOWERING THE NEXT GEN: DEVELOPING EMERGING LEADERS

3:00

SLIDO Poll

Streamed from Sydney, Australia

3:10

UN Women in Conversation: Paving the way for future generations

  • How can established leaders serve as role models to share knowledge and experiences, and offer feedback 

  • As you move up the ladder, how can you encourage other female leaders in your organisation to move up too? 

  • How to best acknowledge and celebrate the achievements and contributions of emerging leaders 

Simone Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, UN Women Australia  

Dr Catherine Ball PhD, Associate Professor, Author, Entrepreneur, Scientific Futurist, and Visioneer  

4:00

In Conversation: Leadership from a Gen Z point of view

Rhiannon Frater, Chief Communications & Corporate Affairs Officer, Domino’s Pizza Enterprise Limited; 2023 B&T 30 under 30 (PR) 

Izzy Gardener, ANZ Consumer Public Relations Manager, Domino’s Pizza Enterprise Limited

4:20

Table Discussions

A: How to support emerging leaders to take calculated risks, think creatively and propose innovative solutions  

B: How to create safe environments that allow for experimentation and learning from failures 

C: The role of mentorship and sponsorship: How to champion emerging leaders’ achievements and showcase potential to senior leaders  

D: Leading across the generations: How to effectively lead teams that are from different generations? 

4:40

Reflection and Key Takeaways from Table Discussion

5:00

Chairperson's Closing Address

5:10

Cocktail Party and End of Summit Day One

Day 2 | 29 November 2023

BRING ALONG AN ALLY FOR THE MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS

Bring along a male or non-binary ally for the morning plenary sessions (up until morning tea).

Including non-binary and male voices is crucial to accelerating change when it comes to eliminating gender bias in workplaces. Bring along the allies in your company who are true advocates for developing diverse leaders, to spark authentic conversations around supporting underrepresented employees. Send across the details of your ally to info@womenleadersinstitute.com at least 6 weeks before the event.

8:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

Dr Diana Tolmie, D’Addario-endorsed woodwind performing artist; Senior Lecturer, Professional Practice, Griffith University 

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: DEMONSTRATING COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUITY

9:10

CEO Panel: The value of diverse perspectives and experiences in driving innovation and decision making

  • Strategies for recruiting top talent, fostering collaboration and empowering employees to contribute their best work  

  • Strategies for managing work-life integration, setting boundaries and achieving a healthy work-life balance  

  • What is the biggest learning from the tough times that you have led through?

TEMP_Monica Bradley.jpg
Christine Castley headshot.jpg
Jan_Kwak_highres.png
Conlon_Kristan_Head.jpg
Dave Whimpey - temp.jpg

Moderator: Monica Bradley, Managing Director, Purposeful Impact; Chairperson, Circonomy 

Christine Castley, Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Australia 

Jan Kwak, Managing Director - Australia and Asia, Hatch

 

Kristan Conlon, Chair of Partners, McCullough Robertson 

Dave Whimpey, CEO, Surf Life Saving Queensland

10:00

Sharing session: How can allies amplify their voice, provide advice and create opportunities for advancement of female leaders?

10:20

Morning Tea

LEADING WITH AUTHENTICITY: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP STYLES

10:50

Trivia

Streamed from Sydney, Australia 

11:00

In Conversation: Australia’s leadership in gender equality – Initiating change and inspiring diversity of thought

Mary Wooldridge TEMP.jpg

Hon. Mary Wooldridge, Chief Executive Officer, Workplace Gender Equality Agency 

Anna Cody_edited.jpg

Dr Anna Cody, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission  

11:50

Keynote: Stand out and make a lasting impact 

  • Building resilience in the face of challenges, setbacks and biases 

  • Embracing your unique leadership style and strengths 

  • How to consistently demonstrate positive behaviours aligned with your values to shape the attitudes, actions and perceptions of those who observe and interact with you 

TEMP_professor ngiare brown.jpg

Professor Ngiare Brown, Chancellor, James Cook University; Founding Director, Ngaoara 

12:20

Networking Lunch

DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE  

1:20

Prize Draw

1:30

Introduction to Interactive Scenario-Based Breakout Sessions

1:40

Interactive Scenario-Based Breakout Sessions

Simone Guild.jpg
Sheetal Deo photo_edited.jpg
Sally Foley-Lewis 2021 1 Hi Res.jpg
Cha Higginson.png
TEMP_Suzie Lightfoot_edited.jpg

​Delegates will participate in one breakout session of their choosing. 

LEADERSHIP

Nurturing Self Leadership: How to nurture your own leadership to enhance your teams performance? 

Simone Guild, Chief Executive Officer, The Extraordinary Group 

 

Developing a diverse leadership pipeline: Understand how to amplify marginalized voices by empowering allies and sponsoring emerging leaders. 

Sheetal Deo, Founder and Principal Solicitor, Shakti Legal Solutions; Founder and Lead Facilitator, The Diversity Collective

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Developing executive presence: How to cultivate executive presence and enhance communications and presentation skills that project confidence and influence?  

Sally Foley-Lewis, Middle Management & Self Leadership Expert 

PERSONAL GROWTH 

 

Leading with emotional intelligence: How to develop your emotional intelligence and empathy to build strong relationships, navigate challenging conversations and create inclusive and supportive team environments?  

Cha Higginson, Intuitive Healer, Mentor and Soul Strategist 

 

Assertiveness and confidence: How to build self-confidence and assertiveness skills to effectively navigate leadership roles and overcome self-doubt?  

Suzie Lightfoot, Personal Brand Coach, Personal Brand Expert 

2:30

Sharing Session: Reconvene to the room and share your key learnings

2:50

Afternoon Tea

3:20

Q&A Panel: Personal growth as leaders

Emma Wright_edited.jpg
Carol head shot.jpg
Dinesh Palipana.jpg
TEMP_Cat Peppler.jfif

Lessons learned, self-reflection and continuous learning  

Moderator: Emma Wright, Chief People Officer, WorkCover Queensland; AFR 2023 BOSS Young Executives 

Carol Vale, Chief Executive Officer, Murawin Pty Ltd

Dinesh Palipana OAM,
Doctor (Emergency Department), Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service; 2021 Queensland Australian of the Year 

Cat Peppler, Group Executive Corporate, Aurizon 

4:10

Delegate Spotlight

4:15

Cha Higginson.png

Presentation: Interconnected Project
 

Cha Higginson, Intuitive Healer, Mentor and Soul Strategist 

4:20

Chairperson's Closing Address

4:30

End of Summit

bottom of page