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Breaking Barriers, Building Legacies

Welcome to the Women In Leadership Summit!

I am truly thrilled to be joining you all at the Women in Leadership Summit in November and I look forward to meeting many of you there. 
Events like these are such wonderful opportunities to connect with incredible and inspiring women and hear more about their experiences - but importantly it’s also an opportunity for ALL us to learn more about the challenges that many of us are facing and in turn the ways that many of you are pushing through those challenges and breaking down the barriers you face in the world. 
I love the idea that this summit will also celebrate the legacies that are being built by brilliant woman. It’s an important thing to remember – often we can get caught up focusing on the challenges, forgetting to take the time and marvel at some of the achievements of those before and around us. 
Unfortunately, we know that at times women need to be reminded of the value that they bring at work, in their community and at home – to unlock that value, we need access to more opportunity as well as inclusive, safe and collaborative workplaces. I’m interested to see the insights from some of the speakers and hear how we can all build more inclusive and safe workspaces. 
UN Women Australia are proud to been given the opportunity to partner with the Women in Leadership Summit and we are pleased to announce that 10 per cent of all ticket sales will be going towards UN Women programs and initiatives around the world – working to advance gender equality for women and girls everywhere. 
This is wonderful opportunity to come together and explore some of the complex issues that are facing women in leadership – I hope you will you join me there. 




Simone Clarke

Chief Executive Officer

UN Women Australia 

Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher

Minister for Finance, Minister for Women, Minister for the Public Service

Parliament of Australia

Tracy Vo

Australian Journalist

9 News

Sharyn O'Neill


WA Public Sector Commission

Kelly Reynolds

Non Executive Director, Golf Australia; Chair - Gender Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee


Christine Ross

Managing Director

Christian Ross Consultancy 

Louise Vegar

Chief Operating Officer


Andrew Cole

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

OZ Minerals 

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Official Charity Partners

Official Endorsing Partners

Media Partner

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  • Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues during our interactive sessions and networking games 
  • Be inspired by our C-Suite Panel: Hear how OZ Minerals, Moodle and Perenti Global managed the demands and changes of a senior executive leader 
  • Bring along a male ally (at no extra cost!) for our ‘Lessons from Leaders’ block of sessions. It is time to build spaces where women and leaders can succeed, and we want it to include men 
  • Navigate team burnout and stress and how to master the power of ‘no’ within the workplace at our mini-masterclass sessions. Apply the strategies, techniques and lessons learnt from other high-performing leaders  
  • Pave a pathway for future leaders by implementing bold and deliberate decisions as a leader that enable a greater pipeline of diversity 
  • Develop and cultivate your leadership skills in the interactive coaching clinic, learn how to excel in a male dominated industry, become an exemplar mentor, and more 
  • Break down what success means to you and incorporate this into devising an effective career development strategy  
  • Become board ready and learn how to position yourself as a valuable addition within a non-executive director role
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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 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



207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA 6000 
Conference Room: Grand River Ballroom 
T: +61 8 9224 7777 
Parking: Pan Pacific Perth is pleased to offer valet parking rate of $48.00 per car, a self-parking rate of $25.00 for 24hrs, a day rate of $16.00 (6am-6pm) and a night rate of $8.00 (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.