Summit Agenda

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08:50

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THE FUTURE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

09:10

  • Making a visible commitment to make gender equality more than a value statement for your organisation 
  • Harnessing your community through instilling a sense of togetherness and culture within workplace practices  
  • Empathy in leadership – How to harness the power of emotional intelligence to be a more effective leader 

NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT

09:40

  • Bridging the intergenerational divide and building the leaders of tomorrow  
  • Leveraging millennials distinctive abilities to accomplish organisational objectives 
  • Attracting and retaining millennial talent by encouraging a motivated and determined nature in our young female leaders  

10:20

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11:00

  • Connecting and collaborating with other women to form a uniting force, elevating overall equality for womenkind within the workforce  
  • Overcoming cultural and systematic barriers to success through leveraging valuable relationships formed through network circles amongst women  
  • Breaking the mould of ‘every woman for herself’ through creating job and development opportunities, from one female to another  

11:30

  • Addressing our self-imposed labels and stereotypes of true leadership
  • Being open and honest about your values, beliefs and mistakes  
  • Choosing connection over a strict hierarchy 

DRIVING A POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE

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12:30

01:20

  • Incorporating a human rights approach to promote identity and an employee’s unique characteristics  
  • Best practices for dealing with the pressure of perfection 
  • Be your own visionary by celebrating accomplishments and embracing your failures  

01:50

02:20

GROWING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

02:40

Courageous Leadership  
Leading by example – how to inspire your team to greatness?  
Erin Strang, Chief Financial Officer, Banking & Wealth, Suncorp Group  
 
Self-Leadership  
How to set your own course and lead yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals? 
Sally Foley-Lewis, Productivity and Self-Leadership Expert, Sally Foley-Lewis 
 
Tackling gender diversity in the workplace 
A leader’s responsibility to the next generation of women 
Tanya Meessmann, CEO & Executive Director, UNIQ YOU 

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08:20

08:50

BRING ALONG A MALE ALLY FOR THIS BLOCK OF SESSIONS!

UTILISING DIVERSE LEADERSHIP TALENT

09:00

  • Addressing systemic hierarchies and stereotypical attitudes  
  • Uplifting and advancing women from minority groups to bridge the gap on boards and in the C-suite 
  • How to create equal opportunities for all in your workplace?  

09:30

10:00

  • Leading by example when creating an environment of equal opportunity, both personally and professionally 
  • Exploring deep-seated unconscious bias to understand and amend society’s resistance towards supporting gender balanced boards 
  • Redesigning the DNA of your workplace culture to promote inclusiveness and eliminate traditional barriers to success  

10:40

10:50

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY

01:20

Hear from the inspiring Dr. Dinesh Palipana, 2021 Queensland Australian of the Year, who is the state’s first quadriplegic doctor. As co-founder of Doctors with Disabilities Australia, Dr Palipana helped create national policies for inclusivity in medical education and employment. 

11:50

  • Dealing with the pressure of being a lone female role model  
  • Investing in your people to drive workplace productivity and efficiency  
  • Establishing mutually beneficial agreements with your team to increase trust, confidence and creativity 

EMPOWERING CHANGE

12:20

01:10

01:40

  • How new and aspiring board members can develop corporate governance to succeed in their first Board role 
  • Bringing your authentic self to the Board table  
  • Leveraging your expertise and skills to align with the organization and Board 

PRIORITISING PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

02:10

02:20

New leaders  
Strategies for new and aspiring leaders to excel in their first managerial role and tips for first-time leaders. Recognising that all leaders started somewhere, what helpful tips and strategies can new leaders learn to get a head start and transition successfully into their new role. 
 
Middle to senior management  
Sharing solutions to overcome common leadership challenges faced across middle and senior management. Share best practice strategies on how you can best support your managers to progess to the next level.  
Dominique Lamb, Chief Executive Officer, National Retail Association  
 
Top Level Management 
How to progress to C-Suite and board level, looking beyond existing networks and actively creating opportunities for women, women of colour, young leaders and other under-represented groups to drive diversity. Creating a meaningful career through making sense of the challenges faced and leveraging inclusivity.  
Angelle Laurence, Chief People Officer, University of Southern Queensland 

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