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 Perth this November – 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 November at the Women in Leadership Summit, where we 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!
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 

Featured Speakers

Hon Bill Johnston

Minister for Mines and Petroleum,Energy,Industrial Relations

WA Government

The Honourable Minister Hajah Zuraida Kamaruddin

Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Federal Minister, Malaysia

Sarah Bassett

Head of Western Australia,South Australia & Natural Resources

Amazon Web Services

Claire Wildekamp

General Manager, Western Australia

SAP Australia and New Zealand

Andy Weir

Executive General Manager Technology & Transformation,(CIO)


Carla Salvador Bonev

Group Director Workforce

St John of God Health Care

Nicole Roocke

Chief Executive Officer

Minerals Research Australia

Jordan Foster

Managing Director, Clinical Psychologist and Founder

ySafe, 2020 Telstra Business Women's Award Winner

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Knowledge Partners

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Why Attend

  • Hear from some of Western 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 
  • Inspire, mentor and support aspiring female leaders in your organisation to strengthen the leadership pipeline 
  • Realise the benefits of implementing effective mental health and wellbeing strategies in your organisation  
  • Network with like-minded leaders, make valuable 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


Group Discounts




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The Women in Leadership Summit will be taking place from 30 November 2020 at:
Pan Pacific Perth 
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
Summit: Grand River West 
Workshop Romm: Meeting Room 5, 6 & 7
T:  +61 8 9224 7777
Whether you travel for business or leisure, you will find refreshing comfort in the heart of Perth's Central Business District at Pan Pacific Perth. Experience the best of Western Australia, at one of the finest Perth hotels with a host of retail, dining and entertainment options all within easy reach for your convenience.
How to get there: Getting from Airport to Pan Pacific Perth:
  • Take the Great Eastern Highway south.
  • Keep left and turn west over the causeway.
  • Take the second exit on the roundabout to Adelaide Terrace.
  • Pan Pacific Perth is three blocks on the left.
For more ways to reach Pan Pacific Perth please click here.
Parking:  Pan Pacific Perth is pleased to offer a self-parking rate of $25.00 for 24hrs, a day rate of $18.00 (6am-6pm) and a night rate of $12.00 (6pm-6am) per car per day, entry is via Hill Street. Please note that car parking spaces are subject to availability at time of entry and therefore non-guaranteed.