Agenda

08:30

09:15

THE PURSUIT OF SUCCESS FOR WOMEN LEADERS IN BRISBANE 

09:30

 

  • The road to Juiced TV: the learning curve and need to surround ourselves with supportive and guiding voices 
  • Achieving a vision and mission as an entrepreneur and philanthropist 
  • Finding meaning and purpose in our work 

 

MAKING GENDER EQUALITY MORE THAN A VALUE STATEMENT OF THE ORGANISATION 

09:50

 

  • Distinguishing inherent gender differences from implicit gender stereotypes 
  • Approaches and strategies to eliminating (unconscious) gender bias in the workplace 
  • Proactivity and accountability: Achieving gender diversity and equality 

 

10:40

11:10

11:30

  • Finding practical ways towards increasing female representation 
  • Applying this to non-traditional roles 
  • Inspiring the next generation to achieve their goals 

12:00

 

  • Recognising the best opportunities to advance your career 
  • Men are real, women are (not) made up: Dealing with the beauty paradox 
  • How to be an assertive yet effective female leader 

 

12:40

  • Moving towards a safer and fairer world 
  • Giving weight to the collective voice of Australian women 
  • Inspiring the next generation  

01:00

02:00

Roundtable I: Bias Interrupters: Disrupting the Status Quo to Create An Inclusive Workplace 
Kim Yabsley, Director and Principal Consultant, Stratcomm Pty Ltd 
Roundtable II: Having Your Cake and Eating it Too: Making Work-Life Balance a Reality 
Stephanie Leahy, Technical Recruiter and Community Manager, Digital Talent Co. 
Roundtable III: Walk the Talk: Branding, Marketing and Networking for Success 
Jess Heading, Life Coach, Head of Australia &New Zealand, Talking Talent

03:00

BUILDING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW 

03:30

 

  • Are millennials the “snowflake generation” or agents of change? 
  • Bridging the intergenerational divide and building the leaders of tomorrow 
  • An individual, not a number: Leveraging millennials’ distinctive abilities to accomplish organisational objectives 

 

04:20

 

 

  • Facilitating employment opportunities and building diverse and inclusive workplaces 
  • Levelling the playing field and transforming the culture 
  • Creating a supportive culture from the top down 

 

 

04:50

05:00

08:30

09:00

PERSONAL VALUE SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS 

09:10

 

  • Experiences and challenges as a female in non-traditional areas 
  • Developing an inclusive leadership style 
  • Celebrating the successes and positive changes 

 

09:30

  • The road to gender equality, then and now 
  • Motivating present and future leaders of Brisbane and beyond 
  • Challenges and triumphs – lessons learned along the way 

09:50

  • Identifying the potential challenges and being prepared 
  • Managing pressures and maintaining confidence in our respective fields 
  • Talking from 9 to 5: Communicating effectively as the (only) woman in the room 

10:30

11:00

As Queensland’s first ever female Premier Anna Bligh had to overcome many challenges on her way to the top, during this exclusive interview, the ABC’s Cathie Schnitzerling will ask the Premier about her experiences and lessons for present and future female leaders. 

11:40

  • Developing and implementing a strong advocacy program 
  • Progressing towards health equity for women 
  • Driving a culture of innovation and facilitating strategic directions 

ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS

12:10

This session features leaders who are also acting as mentors in their organisations or beyond sharing their insights in relation to mentoring. 
Investing in talent based on aspiration, potential and ambition instead of mere track record performance 

  • Is there a difference between the ways in which men and women experience mentoring relationships? 
  • Reverse mentoring and its advantages 
  • Formal and informal mentoring 

01:00

02:00

 

  • Practical steps to finding and establishing your leadership creed 
  • Effective strategies to break through fear and self-doubt 
  • How to not take “no” for an answer

 

02:30

 

  • Through the labyrinth: The truth about women’s road to leadership in the government 
  • The impact of women on policy making 
  • Addressing the “brain drain”: How to attract young talent to the public sector  

 

03:10

AN INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP 

03:30

  • The rapid advancement of technology means that humans’ relationship with machines is becoming more nuanced, fluid and personalised. Your organisation may soon be populated by robotic peers and managed by holographic leaders. This session explores the likely prospect of leadership in the future. What will your role look like in 2030?  
  • Where will you be? Prospects, opportunities and expectations for future (women) leaders 
  • The role of advanced artificial intelligence and robotic process automation in corporate strategy 
  • Advice for my future self 

04:00

This session allows attendees to engage with professional coaches and offers the opportunity to gain insights and ask questions. 
How it works: Each delegate may select one coaching table on which he/she would like to participate. 

  • Coaching Table I: The Courageous Self: Leading with Authenticity and Personal Power  
  • Coaching Table II: Achieving True Equality By Embracing Both Feminine and Masculine Energy  
  • Coaching Table III: Selecting and Grooming Future Leaders of your Organisation   

 

04:40

05:00

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP  


Post-Conference Workshop | Wednesday, 5th December 2018 
 

Key Learning Objectives  

  • Identifying self-leadership style – learning to embrace feminine leadership styles  
  • Identify and establish personal brand, enabling individuals to create their elevator pitch  
  • Learn how to identify different styles of people and how to leverage this style difference for the best possible outcomes (commercial and interpersonal).  
  • Understand the elements of becoming an inclusive and authentic leader, and what’s needed to shift the culture more broadly.  
  • Identify what each individual can do to champion the inclusion agenda within their sphere of influence to impact an inclusive culture.  
  • Understanding the work vs. life balance and developing strategies to better leverage their time. 
  • Create a goal’s based action plan to implement learnings and work towards achieving their broader personal and professional goals.  
 

Workshop Agenda 

Session 1:  
09:00 – 10:00
Leadership Styles – embracing your feminine leadership style 
  • Who are you?  
  • What type of leadership style do you have?  
  • How to embrace your feminine leadership style 
  
Session 2: 
10:00 – 11:00
Leveraging your brand! 
  • What is your personal brand?  
  • Outline / develop the structure for your personal brand 
  • How do you sell this brand?  
  • Outline / develop your elevator pitch 
  
11:00 - 11:30 
Morning Break 
  
Session 3: 
11:30  – 12:30
Understanding Style Difference  
  • Outline different styles  
  • What does this difference mean in practice when communicating?  
  • How to manage and leverage style difference for commercial and interpersonal success!   
  
12:30 - 1:30 
Networking Lunch  
  
Session 4: 
13:30 – 15:00
Authentic Leadership - fostering a culture for Inclusion  
  • Are you an authentic and inclusive leader?  
  • The key elements to developing an inclusive culture for your organisation 
  • What is my role in driving the inclusion agenda?  
  • What can I do as a woman in leadership – my sphere of influence!  
  • Leading for change! 
  
15:00 - 17:00
Afternoon Break  
  
Session 5: 
15:30 – 17:00
Striking the balance & Going for the KNOCKOUT!  
  • Understanding your balance – work vs. life  
  • Strategies to managing your work vs. life balance
  • Unleashing your potential  
  • Goal-setting (personal and professional) & Action Plan 
  • Going for the Knockout - Elements for career success!  
 

Workshop Leader: 

Maureen Frank, Chief Disruption Officer, emberin 

Maureen is a diversity and inclusion expert, and leading international business woman. She was the former Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Aon in the UK and Australia, won a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award, was declared a BRW Rising Star, and founded emberin a decade ago. 
 
She has established over a dozen diversity councils in major organisations, including supporting the founding of the Male Champions of Change. Her clients have seen an increase in women in senior leadership roles and engages CEOs every week in understanding how inclusion enables diversity, engagement, innovation and collaboration.