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

Perth (Conference) | 3 - 4 December 2018 View Full Program Here

Post-Conference Workshop | 5 December 2018 View Full Program Here
Women in Leadership Summit Perth
Are you struggling to form a roadmap for your career? Wondering if it’s possible to make a positive difference at work? Unsure of how to become an influential leader? While we have made some progress with gender equity in the workplace, there’s still more work to be done.  
The Annual Women in Leadership Summit returns to Perth for the 6th time to inspire and empower leaders across all industries.  Learn and be inspired by Western Australia’s top leaders and take the next step in your career by engaging with coaches in focused interactive sessions. 
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Post - Conference Workshop: Next Generation Leadership Excellence: Emotional Intelligence and a Growth Mindset

Position yourself and your organisation/team for success!
Leaders today require a new array of capabilities to be truly successful.  With leadership and the workplace changing dramatically and organisations placing increased demands on their leaders, it is essential that today’s leaders evolve to a whole new level.
Leaders who continually learn and move forward, self-manage effectively, take appropriate risks and capitalize on setbacks, seek out new challenges and inspire and bring out the best in others will be in a much stronger position than their peers.
In this highly interactive one-day workshop, we take a holistic approach to addressing leadership to help future proof you and ensure your leadership and career success.  The learnings will also help you do the same for others, contributing to their success and the overall success of your organisation.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart
Key Learning Objectives:
  • Understand your personal emotional intelligence (EQ), identify areas for growth and gain strategies to develop it further.  Understand the benefits of leading others with EQ, identify how using this new level of awareness you can lead others in their own development.
  • Understand what “growth mindset” is.  This progressive approach is fast becoming the culture and approach of universities and forward-thinking organisations worldwide.  You will learn the difference between a growth and fixed mindset, understand the processes involved, identify your own triggers and limitations and create a plan for managing resistance in yourself and apply this approach when leading teams/organisations.
  • Develop your authentic communication skills. Combine the above learnings to develop skills for evolving an authentic style of communication to negotiate key career conversations for yourself and with your team.
  • Develop a coaching leadership style that will empower others and inspire them to bring their “A game” with them every day.
  • Chart your path to progression by developing an individual career management action plan with real tools to manage your own career and help those in your team to develop their own.
  • Gain positive skills to take control of your career to increase engagement and satisfaction at work for yourself and your team.

Featured Speakers

Rabia Siddique

Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer, author and hostage survivor

Narelda Jacobs

Presenter and journalist

TEN Eyewitness News First At Five Perth

Tracy Vo

Presenter and Journalist

Channel 9 News

Kara Donnellan


Fremantle FC AFLW

Ian Hansen


Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

Guy Chalkley


Western Power

The Right Reverend Kate Wilmot

Assistant Bishop

Anglican Diocese of Perth

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Why Attend Women in Leadership 

10 Reasons to Attend:
  • Learn how Rabia Siddique, an Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer and hostage survivor, transitioned from an ‘ordinary’ life to an extraordinary career. 
  • Hear how Ten Eyewitness News Perth presenter and reporter Narelda Jacobs overcame all odds to be the first indigenous female newsreader to anchor a leading commercial station – all whilst being a single mom! 
  • Discover how you can make 2019 the year of the women from the The Right Reverend Kate Wilmot, Assistant Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Perth!
  • Hear how Channel 9 News presenter and reporter Tracy Vo rose above her struggles to pave the way for future leaders.
  • Discover how the AFLW Fremantle Docker’s captain navigated a male-dominated field, all the while maintaining her confidence.
  • Learn from Aurecon, Western Power, Lifeline WA, BHB Billiton and the first full-time female firefighter at Kalgoorlie Boulder Fire Station on how to help eliminate gender bias in the workplace 
  • Find out how PwC’s first Perth female partner broke the glass ceiling and overcame the ‘likeability conundrum’
  • Understand what approaches your organisation can take to create a supportive work environment from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and South32.  
  • Discover what the top leaders of Australia’s Biggest Mental Health Check-In, Deloitte Australia, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers and LJ Hooker City Residential have to say about being held accountable for change.
  • Identify the best opportunities to advance your career with the aspiring leaders from Bolly Active, BHP Billiton, The Young Boxing Women Project, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia, DrawHistory and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Who Should Attend Women in Leadership 

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 Summit Perth is a valuable source of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.
  • Directors, Executives and Managers across all departments, agencies and councils
  • Human Resources and Workforce Planning
  • Diversity and Inclusion Managers
  • Women’s Leadership Program Managers
  • Established, emerging and aspiring women leaders in the public sector
  • Male leaders looking to implement change on an organisation level


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The Westin Perth

Address: 480 Hay St, Perth WA 6000

Conference Room: Ballrooms 2 and 3

Workshop Room: Wattle