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Day 1 | 28 November 2023

7:50

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:20

Welcome to Country

Sandra Harben 

8:40

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Chairperson’s Opening Address

Dr Paula Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Global Institute of Training and Presenting 

8:45

Group Discussion: Why are we here today? What do you want to get out of the Summit?

AMPLIFYING VOICES: ADVOCACY AND INFLUENCE 

Streamed from Sydney, Australia

9:00

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. 

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Leigh Sales AM, Author and Journalist  

Annabel Crabb, Author and Journalist  

THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

9:50

Keynote: Leadership in the digital age

  • Cultivating a mindset that embraces change 

  • Understanding the impact of AI and automation in revolutionizing the way we work 

  • Promoting digital literacy as a tool to forge your pathway to success  

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Tina Ambrose MAICD, Chief Executive Officer, Valrose 

10:10

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

10:25

Morning Tea

CREATING LASTING LEADERSHIP LEGACY

10:55

Interactive Session

Streamed from Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

11:00

In Conversation: Thinking beyond your tenure

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Moderator:
Agnes Naera,
Chief Executive Officer, Global Women

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

12:00

Networking Lunch

EMPOWERING THE NEXT GEN: DEVELOPING EMERGING LEADERS

1:00

Trivia

Streamed from Sydney, Australia

1:10

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  

LEADING WITH PURPOSE AND INTEGRITY

2:00

Keynote: Inspiring change by leading with integrity, purpose and positive impact

  • How organisations can prioritise ethics, integrity, and responsible business practices 

  • Evaluating the impact of ethical leadership and decision making on a business’s reputation and long-term success  

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

Lorraine Pryor, BHP Production Technician, Billiton; Motivational Speaker & Presenter, Voice of Hope 

2:20

CEO Fireside Chat: 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?  

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Moderator: 

Louise-Marlena Tarrier, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Positive Australia

Panelists:

Merinda March, Chief Executive Officer, Hope Community Services

 

Andrew Hadley, Chief Executive Officer, P&N Bank

3:00

Afternoon Tea

NAVIGATING ADVERSITY & UNCERTAINTY

3:30

Panel: Unleashing your power: The journey of finding your voice  

  • Recognising the power of your voice 

  • Overcoming self doubt and imposter syndrome  

  • Communicating and active listening  

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Moderator: 

Tina Ambrose MAICD, Chief Executive Officer, Valrose  

Panelists: 

Devyani Sethi, Senior Director, Regional Engineering Lead, Microsoft  

Mia Gous, Managing Director, Newmont Australia

Jane Mitchell, General Manager of Information Technology Group, Water Corporation 
 

Olivia Trembath, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertiliser 

4:10

Closing Keynote: Embracing resilience and navigating the storms

  • How to embrace setbacks as opportunities for growth  

  • Fostering a culture of empowerment that encourages authenticity and vulnerability 

  • Discovering and defining our leadership purpose to inspire transformation in ourselves and others  

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Michelle Cowan, Head of Women’s Football, West Coast Eagles 

4:50

Chairperson's Closing Address

5:00

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.

8:15

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:40

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Dr Paula Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Global Institute of Training and Presenting

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: DEMONSTRATING COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUITY

8:45

Group Discussion: What is your biggest takeaway from the Summit so far? 

9:00

Streamed from Sydney, Australia

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

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

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

9:50

Keynote: Sustaining change by creating a lasting impact on gender equity

  • Strategies to embed gender equity into your organisational culture 

  • Promoting gender sensitive training and professional development programs for continuous learning about best practices and emerging trends in gender equity  

  • Regularly reviewing and updating policies to identify and rectify potential biases in existing policies  

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Hon. Simone Frances McGurk MLA BA, Minister for Training; Water; Youth, Western Australian Government 

10:00

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?

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Moderator:

Ashley McGrath, Chief Executive Officer, CEOs for Gender Equity

Panelists:

Judith Barker, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service  

Jess Karlsson, Chief Executive Officer, Mosaic Community Care 

Louise Edmonds, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Sync 

David Fyfe, Chief Executive Officer, Synergy

Mark Glasson, Chief Executive Officer, Anglicare WA 

11:00

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

11:10

Morning Tea

EMBRACING AUTHENTICITY: UNLEASH YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE WITH POWER 

11:40

Interactive Mini-Masterclass: Becoming our most authentic selves

  • How to have the daunting conversations that get you where you want to be 

  • Making vulnerability your superpower 

  • Establishing assertiveness – when to say yes and when to employ boundaries 

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Tamara Callaghan Cooke, Coach and Professional Development Trainer, Discern Training

01:00

Networking Lunch

DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE  

1:50

Prize Draw

2:00

Introduction to Interactive Scenario-Based Breakout Sessions

2:10

Interactive Scenario-Based Breakout Sessions

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Delegates will participate in two sessions of their choosing. Each session will run for 30 minutes.

LEADERSHIP

Find your Voice. Be a Voice: How to uncover your unique voice, advocate for yourself and become a true woman of influence.  

Cindy Kennedy, Founder, The Centre for Sass’n Soul

 

Leaders as coach: 6 key skills to empower your team for high performance   

Liz Del Borrello, Founder and Leadership Coach, Leaders Lobby 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Negotiation skills: Seeking career conversations that promote your value 

Kendal Drew, Director, Career & Engagement Strategist, Strategic Career Management 

 

Purpose at work: Feeling connected to your own higher purpose is a practice that is valuable in connecting to meaning at work, raises natural motivation and energy and predicts the alignment and reduced burnout of an organisation or team. 

Jennifer McMahon, Chief Purpose Officer, Modern People Global 

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?  

Jillian Formentin, Engineering Director, Clough

 

Assertiveness and confidence: How to be your own best self advocate?  

Kim Lancer, CEO & Executive Coach, Tall Poppies Leadership

3:20

Afternoon Tea

TURNING INSPIRATION INTO ACTION

3:50

Keynote Q&A Panel: Personal growth as leaders

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  • Sharing pivotal moments and significant challenges in one’s leadership journey and the key lessons learned from success and failure  

  • How self-reflection is pivotal for effective leadership and positively impacts decision-making processes  

  • Recognizing the importance of constantly learning and developing skills to cultivate adaptability and innovation amidst a dynamic business environment 


Moderator:

Ruth Hatherley, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Moneycatcha 

Panelists: 

Sandra De Kock, Executive GM, Culture and Community, Airport Development Group  

Louise Vegar, General Manager, Bankwest  

Zahra Al Hilaly, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Oaktree Australia  

Mark Stickells, Executive Director, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre 

Francisco Albor Consuegra,
Mine Manager, Rio Tinto

4:40

Delegate Spotlight

4:50

Chairperson's Closing Address

5:00

End of Summit

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