This event brings together some of Australia’s most successful business women to share their personal stories of leadership struggles and their many accomplishments.
You will hear practical advice on how to overcome challenges to progression, ways in which you can drive career growth and help your organisation capitalise on the gender dividend.
A series of Inspirational and Corporate sessions, the ‘Women in Leadership Summit’ is three days of twenty sessions composing of workshops geared towards motivating women in business and the corporate world to overcome challenges.
46% of Australian employees are women. Yet 26% of organisations have no women in leadership roles.
Leading the seminars are some of Australia’s most impressive women in business such as Lisa Wilkinson – Channel Nine news anchor and Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief, Suzy Nicoletti – Managing Director of Twitter Australia, Kylie Watson-Wheeler – Managing Director of the Walt Disney Company and Mia Freedman the CEO of Mamania, to name a few, ready to share their wisdom with aspiring future leaders.
Women account for 40% of new hires in ASX listed companies. Yet, only 23% of directors are women.
Aimed at current industry professionals; Directors, Executives and Managers across all industries, as well as Human Resources and Workforce Planners, Diversity and Inclusion Managers and Women’s Leadership Program Managers will gain a range of irreplaceable insider knowledge about the current climate to benefit their current and future workplaces.
Held in Sydney, the summit will run over three full days of tips, tricks and invaluable insights not only from these inspirational women, but also from a series of male CEO’s such as Jason Pellegrino – CEO of Google ANZ, Robbert Rietbroek – CEO of Pepsi Cola ANZ and Commissioner Andrew Colvin – Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, who are part of the summit’s ‘Male Champion of Change’ programme, hoping to alter out-dated attitudes and beliefs in regards to women in business.
The Women in Leadership Summit will feature a collection of strong female leaders who have worked hard to reach their goals.
This year the Women in Leadership Summit has partnered up with White Ribbon Australia, a charity focused on the awareness and prevention of domestic violence against women. Each participant has the opportunity to either donate $100 to White Ribbon Australia on the purchase of their ticket, as well as other opportunities throughout the summit to contribute to this fantastic cause.
The benefits of promoting women in executive roles is well documented, both finically and culturally. So why has progress been so slow?