Business empowerment, leadership and career advancement for aspiring and established women leaders

The Women Leaders Institute is delighted to announce our 7th Annual Women in Leadership Summit returns to Brisbane this December – with a renewed focus on bold leadership and resilience.  
2020 has been the biggest leadership test for many of us. As restrictions ease but the pandemic continues, how prepared are you to lead in this new normal? 
Join us this December where we will bring together exceptional leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions to: 
  • Explore the most effective leadership tools, tips and techniques you need to inspire, support and motivate your teams through these uncertain times 
  • Navigate with confidence to take the next step in your leadership journey 
  • Share and celebrate your wins with like-minded leaders as we reaffirm our commitment to diversity in leadership even during the most challenging of times!  
With our additional virtual platform, speakers and delegates can join us from across Australia, enabling our community to keep learning and building new and lasting relationships. You can either join us in-person or from the comfort of your home or office. Whichever option you choose, you will have the opportunity to participate in outcome-focused workshops, engage with our speakers in real-time, and even take part in networking games – making it a highly interactive, truly unique and valuable experience for you to gain the essential leadership insights you need today. 
For the last eight years, the Women Leaders Institute has consistently delivered a high-impact leadership conference for emerging and established women leaders to be inspired, connect and grow in a safe space. Join the community and find out more at  
Co-located with: 

Featured Speakers

The Honourable Minister Hajah Zuraida Kamaruddin

Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Federal Minister, Malaysia

Dr Robyn Littlewood

Chief Executive Officer

Health and Wellbeing Queensland

Phil Fraser

Chief Executive Officer


Waveney Yasso

Musician, co-presenter of Pub Choir, TEDx Performer

Deanne Gibbon

Associate Director Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, University of Queensland

Strategic Consultant Gender and Diversity, Department of Defence

Captain Louise Pole


Australian Federation of Air Pilots

Stephen Vines

Chief Executive Officer Queensland

National Heart Foundation

Katie Richards

Chief Executive Officer

Virtual Legal

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Knowledge Partners

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Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Hear from some of Australia’s most influential leaders on leadership in today’s uncertain climate – lessons learnt from the crisis 
  • Success stories, leadership tips and personal anecdotes on progressive leadership from successful male and female leaders 
  • Take away strategies for mastering adaptability during turbulent times 
  • Learn to implement and maintain effective flexible initiatives in a post COVID-19 environment to create more opportunities for women to thrive in your workplace 
  • Position yourself and your organisation to thrive, bounce back, and grow from adversity 
  • Sharpen your leadership skills in resilience, stress management, and negotiation to lead effectively in an everchanging environment
  • Learn to coach and sponsor the best leadership talent for your organisation
  • Realise the benefits of implementing effective mental health and wellbeing strategies in your organisation
  • Network with like-minded leaders, create meaningful connections and share best practice strategies in taking your career to the next level 
  • Benchmark your D&I strategy and initiatives to drive business performance and unlock greater productivity

Who Should Attend:

Regardless of gender or role – whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, the Women in Leadership Conference is a valuable platform of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.  
  • CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Managers and Executives   
  • Human Resources Professionals, Recruitment and Talent Specialists 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Professionals  
  • Women Leadership Programme Managers  
  • Mentors, Mentorship Programme Managers, Sponsors, Coaches  
  • Changemakers championing diversity in the workplace including male allies and advocates 
  • Budding and established entrepreneurs 
  • Aspiring leaders, managers, millennials, and recent graduates


Team Discounts

Attend in a group and earn discounts




5%OFF 15%OFF 20%OFF


The event will take place in a premium hotel in Brisbane CBD.
Delegates will be notified 4 weeks prior to the event.