For fifteen years, Women & Leadership Australia has been developing female leadership and supporting the presence of women in business and community leadership roles.
Originally founded in 2004, we grew from very humble beginnings, running our first event for just sixty participants in the regional township of Wodonga in the northeast of Victoria. Since this event, WLA has grown into one of the country’s leading authorities on leadership and workplace gender equity.
In helping to advance female leadership across the country, we have connected with over 300,000 women across more than 10,000 organisations, ultimately guiding over 60,000 Australian women as they have taken the next important step on their leadership journey.
Not only have we spent the past fifteen years tirelessly developing Australia’s female leaders but we have been actively and passionately advocating for them too. Through national campaigns such as 100 Days for Change, we’ve influenced individuals and organisations across the country to make practical changes to increase gender equality across hundreds of workplaces.
We’ve been proud to work alongside so many amazing women and men over the past
15 years to impact gender equity
Former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, and Founder of the Male Champions of Change
“Happy Birthday WLA! Here’s to another 15 years of putting women front and centre, in workplace, the community and life! Congratulations on all you’ve achieved. It’s been a pleasure to work with you.”
Ann Sherry AO
Chairman, Carnival Australia
“Over the years, Women & Leadership Australia has put women leaders from all over Australia front and centre. Happy 15th Birthday, WLA!”
Starting an AFL team with no funding, no coach and no experience takes a whole lot of strength, resilience and a willingness to break all the rules.
Amna Karra-Hassan, Founder and President of the Auburn Giants Australian Football Club graduated from the Advanced Leadership Program in 2017 and recently had this to say about her experience.