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Women's Leadership Symposium 2017


Fri 25 Aug 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey St, Hobart CBD, Tasmania

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Melita Ferguson

The Women's Leadership Symposium creates a setting for accomplished and aspiring women leaders to reflect on their own journeys and explore leadership, life and career development. Through exposure to state-of-the-art leadership thinking, delegates will come away from the event better equipped and empowered for the road ahead.

Addressing issues of leadership and career, the Symposium is an important chance to stay abreast of current Australian and international leadership trends. Engaging subject matter boosts participant leadership capacity while informative case studies and keynote addresses enhance the experience by examining key issues pertaining to the ongoing development of Australia's female leaders. The day includes a panel discussion on how best to advance female representation in professional and community roles as well as a vibrant development session to support delegates in navigating the responsibilities and opportunities that leadership brings.

The Symposium offers an unsurpassed forum for delegates to grow their networks far beyond their industries and local communities and to develop lasting relationships with like-minded women. Effectively leveraging the bountiful networking opportunities can be daunting, so the event is geared to provide engaging ways to meet other women such as business card swaps, seating movements, group activities and structured networking sessions.

...And be inspired!
This prestigious event showcases some of Australia's most outstanding leaders from a diverse range of fields including health, internet, not for profit and academia. The Tasmania State Winner of the 2017 Australian Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership will be announced at the Symposium in honour of their contributions to the advancement of gender equality in Tasmania.

The phenomenal speaker line-up includes:

- Jane Caro – Author, Novelist, Journalist, Broadcaster, Columnist, Advertising Writer and Social Commentator
- Diana Butler OAM - Chief Executive Officer, Care for Africa
- Dr Gwen Fenton – Chief Scientist, Australian Arctic Division
- Kellie Wilkie - Principal Physiotherapist & Director, BODYSYSTEM Physio
- Alicia Leis – Partner, Audit, Assurance & Advisory, WLF Accounting & Advisory
- Kellie Cordner - Chief Marketing Officer,
- Greg Johannes – Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet
- Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons - Lecturer & Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland Business School

Lucy O'Flaherty, CEO of Glenview Community Services Inc, will be acknowledged as the Tasmania state winner of the 2017 Australian Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership at the Symposium. Ms O'Flaherty has 20 years of experience in community services from practitioner to executive level and has led large teams through a range of sector reforms.