About us

For 20 years, Women & Leadership Australia has been championing equity and empowering leaders in every aspect of life.

We specialise in delivering high-impact, applied leadership development opportunities through our:

  • renowned programs for individuals
  • tailored programs for organisations
  • specialised programs for schools
  • world-class events

Our learner-centric, flexible delivery model incorporates the latest research, frameworks and technology to deliver practical leadership skills that can deliver immediate impact in the workplace.

As Australia moves ahead on its path towards gender equality, Women & Leadership Australia is providing the training, resources, connections and thought leadership to support individuals and organisations on this journey.

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Key People

Karen Taylor GAICD, CEO Women & Leadership Australia

“We believe that supporting a greater percentage of women to step up into leadership across all vocations and industries will have tremendous cultural and economic benefits.

And we support people of all genders and identities to grow their leadership potential and strive to provide inclusive, encouraging and productive learning environments for all.

Connecting and developing Australia’s women leaders, creating space for us all to listen, learn, reflect and improve, will create a powerful push for awareness and action and contribute to further equity for women and diverse groups across Australia.”
WLA - KAREN TAYLOR

Building on our strengths

Originally founded in 2004, Women & Leadership Australia are the experts in leadership development and professional growth. Supporting more than 60,000 leaders through our targeted programs and events, we understand best practice leadership, impactful learning and the power of embracing equity and inclusion.
In 2023 we joined forces with our sister brands, Australian School of Applied Management (ASAM) and National Excellence in School Leadership Institute (NESLI), expanding Women & Leadership Australia to deliver leadership programs for leaders of all genders, with specialised programs for individuals, organisations and schools.
Women & Leadership Australia is part of Navitas Pty Ltd, a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services. For more information visit: www.navitas.com
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Embedding diversity and equity

At Women & Leadership Australia, we know that inclusive workplaces benefit everyone: staff feel valued and supported, team cohesion is strengthened, innovation thrives, and business outcomes improve.
We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace and learning environment and ensuring everyone is treated respectfully so they can benefit from our programs, events and resources.
As part of our commitment to equity, we offer a number of full attendance grants for our Symposiums each year, to support individuals facing additional barriers to participation.

Our commitment to reconciliation

We are proud to work and engage with First Nations women through a number of initiatives, including our events and annual Australian Awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.
Women & Leadership Australia forms part of global education company, Navitas, which is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. In July 2022 Navitas proudly launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). You can read the Navitas RAP here.
Our commitment to reconciliation