Summit Agenda

08:30

08:50

09:00

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

10:30

11:00

  • Preventing and responding to sexual harassment in an effective manner through an intersectional lens  
  • Changing attitudes and overcoming ‘silence culture’ - Evaluating current protocols and policies towards sexual harassment 
  • Understanding the societal impact and consequences of an unsafe work environment  
  • Recognising a leader's role in setting the tone for a safe and protected workforce  

11:30

  • Great leadership starts with great self-leadership 
  • Aligning your values, voice and visibility for the 3 I's of self-leadership 
  • Why confidence, influence and courage are the fundamental for successful leadership 

DRIVING A POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE

12:00

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, Sunwater  
 
Self-Leadership  
How to set your own course and lead yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals? 
Sally Foley-Lewis, Self-Leadership and Middle Management 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 
 
Leadership performance and wellbeing 
Increase your productivity and avoid burnout: how to prioritize, stay focussed, reduce stress, and achieve work-life balance in a fast-paced work environment. 
Laura Cascales, Leadership and Career Coach, Laura Cascales Coaching  

04:10

04:20

04:30

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

09:45

10:15

  • 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  

10:55

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY

11:20

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. 
Caron Yep, Executive Coach and Director, Enhanced Potential 
 
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 
 
THE POWER OF YOUR INTERNAL COACH
  • How this can support your career progression and ability to climb the corporate ladder. 
  • The key to your success is your mindset. Understanding how to enjoy your journey, whilst staying true to yourself and flourishing along the way. 
  • This is an interactive workshop in which participants connect with their internal coaches.  
Angelle Laurence, Chief People Officer, University of Southern Queensland 

03:10

03:30

  • Verbalising your ambitions – how to create an action plan for your career to strive unapologetically towards your goals  
  • Becoming an intellectual powerhouse through building confidence in ourselves, our messages and our voice  
  • Thriving in the workplace – how to increase the visibility of yourself and other female talent in the workplace

04:00

04:20

04:30