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Women's Leadership Symposium 2018


Thu 19 Jul 2018, 9:00am–6:00pm

Where: The Sebel Playford, 120 North Terrace, Adelaide CBD, South Australia

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. There will be a panel discussion on leveraging growth opportunities for female talent. The day will also include an interactive development session on being brave, adaptive and experimental and avoiding sticking to one narrow story about what makes us effective and authentic.

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.

...And be inspired!
This prestigious event showcases some of Australia's most outstanding leaders from a diverse range of fields including media, finance, sport, public service, politics, legal, not for profit and mining. The South Australian Winner of the 2018 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 South Australia.

The phenomenal speaker line-up includes:

- Annabel Crabb – Chief Online Political Writer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Catherine Fox – Journalist, Author and Presenter
- Samantha Gash – Ultra Marathon Runner
- Alexandra Tullio – Executive, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
- Sandy Pitcher – CEO, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
- Zita Adut Deng Ngor – CEO, Women’s Legal Service
- Vicky Welgraven – Board Member, Reconciliation South Australia
- Sarah Powell – Founder, Champions Academy
- Cr Paula Luethen – Councillor, Tea Tree Gully Council
- Ashleigh Stiling – Operations Manager, Harsco Metals and Minerals

Taryn Brumfitt, Founder, Body Image Movement, will be acknowledged as the South Australia state winner of the 2018 Australian Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership.