Summit Agenda

08:20

08:45

08:50

LEADING A SAFE AND HEALTHY WORKFORCE

09:00

  • 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 

09:25

  • Driving cultural change and eliminating sexual harassment within the workplace 
  • Providing multiple pathways for employees to seek help  
  • Managing safety and health through practical toolkits and displaying committed leadership 

09:50

10:00

10:40

11:00

11:25

NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT

11:30

  • Establishing a support system which fosters equality and eliminates unhealthy competition between groups  
  • Promoting transparency and visibility in support for diverse women within leadership roles  
  • Employing active listening skills and adopting a proactive approach to pushing for gender equity within the workforce 

12:10

  • 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 

12:50

01:40

LEADING BY EXAMPLE 

01:50

  • 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 

02:20

  • New ways of understanding and addressing important workplace concerns such as preventing stress, enhancing productivity and learning 
  • Changing perceptions on failure and setbacks to create long-term resolutions and personal goals  
  • Reducing anxiety and fear in your teams to promote a healthy and successful work environment 

02:50

03:10

03:20

A. 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. 
Cori Cairns, Executive General Manager Table Games, Crown Perth 
 
 
B. 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.  
Anjie Brook, General Manager – WA, The Smith Family 
 
 
C. Top Level Management 
How to progress to 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. 
Anna Dartnell, General Manager Bulk - Iron Ore & Central, Aurizon; Non-Executive Director, Brightwater Care Group   

04:10

04:15

  • Overcoming the imposed feeling of ‘inferiority’ that is a result of unconscious bias within the workplace  
  • Advocating flexible work practices within senior level roles to change the perception around an employee’s inability to perform in high-level jobs based on their familial obligations 
  • Maintaining momentum and motivation within employees experiencing deflation and sense of insufficiency - retaining high potential gender diverse talent 

04:35

04:45

08:30

08:50

LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS

09:00

  • Understanding women beyond a singular collective, a group who do not think and behave same 
  • Flexible programs and practices that address the unique needs and challenges of intersectional women  
  • Advancing women leadership proportionately – employ diverse solutions and measure progress against multi-dimensional metrics 

09:40

  • Breaking free of the social constructs excluding diverse women from performing in higher level occupations 
  • Creating a new version of the ‘ideal leader’ as a positive alternative to the ‘traditional’ leader figure 
  • Recognising the value of diversity and providing equal opportunities for success 

10:20

10:40

11:00

11:10

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY

11:40

  • 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 

12:10

GROWING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

01:10

Courageous Leadership 
Leading by example – how to inspire your team to greatness  
Lorna Rechichi, General Manager Heavy Lift, Engineering Construction Division, Monadelphous 
 
Self-Leadership 
How to set your own course and lead yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals 
Layla Mehravari, General Manager - Human Resources & Industrial Relations, Mineral Resources 
 
Upward Leadership  
How to influence upwards and ‘manage up’ to gain real influence at work 
Sandra De Kock, General Manager People and Culture, Perth Airport 
 
Proactive Leadership
Step up and stand out – how to increase your visibility to grow your impact
Liz Del Borrello, Leadership Coach, Chief Reputation Officer
 
Innovative Leadership
Become a leader who thinks outside of the box – how to develop unique leadership skills that will set you apart 
Adele Creighton, National Head of Healthcare at Macquarie Business Banking, Macquarie Bank 
 
Equitable Leadership 
Stay true to the movement – how to deliver equitable outcomes as a leader 
Sonya Liddle, Manager Inclusion and Diversity, Brunel Australia 
 
Revisiting Organisational Culture 
Curating a good culture into today’s hybrid working environment  
Sam Retallack, Head of People and Culture, IGO Limited 

02:40

DRIVING A POSTIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE

03:00

  • 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 

EMPOWERING CHANGE AND TAKING ACTION

03:30

  • Learn to lead ourselves with awareness before we lead others   
  • Empowering change and taking action   
  • Getting out of comfort zones, into the learning and growth zone 

04:00

04:10

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