Adelaide Symposium

Thursday 19th July 2018

The Playford

EARLY BIRD Rate

Single Delegate

3 - 7 Delegates

Table of 8

SAVE UP TO $500

STANDARD RATE

 

$1,095

$995 pp

$895 pp

 

$1,395 pp

Morning Tea

Lunch

Afternoon Tea

16:50 - 17:00 Review and closing comments

17:00 - 18:00 Networking drinks

09:00 - 09:20 Welcome and Opening comments

Leveraging growth opportunities for female talent

This panel will consider the extent to which organisational culture and personal elements need to align in order for women to flourish. How do we overcome the risk factors with regards to women's fit, functioning and growth in the workplace? What are the enablers for women leaders to flourish? And how are organisations enabling growth opportunities for female talent?

Panel Session

Keynote Address

Alexandra Tullio

Executive Local Connection, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank 

Alex joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 2011 as a senior leader in the Group’s Wealth division. She was appointed to the Group Executive in 2013, and in her current role is accountable for the performance of the retail and business banking division and over 4000 staff. Over the last 20 years, Alex has established a deep level of experience in the financial services sector, and has held senior leadership roles in specialist areas such as financial advice, superannuation and margin lending. She is passionate about leading cultural change, and believes in breaking down hierarchical structures and bureaucracy so that talented people can thrive.

Keynote Address

Catherine Fox

Journalist, Author and Presenter

Catherine is one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce. A journalist, author and presenter, she is regularly invited to address audiences around Australia ranging from the Defence Force to corporates and local government, and often appears in the media. During a long career with the Australian Financial Review she edited several sections of the publication, and wrote the Corporate Woman column and for Boss magazine before leaving to set up her own consulting business in 2012. Catherine helped establish the annual Westpac/Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards and is on several advisory boards, including the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board.

Keynote Address

Sandy Pitcher

CEO, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources 

Sandy Pitcher commenced as the Chief Executive of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) in January 2015, where she has focused on developing a vibrant nature-based tourism strategy for South Australia, connecting people to parks and delivering on the state’s ambitious climate change agenda. As one of the ‘Chiefs for Gender Equity’ she is also very passionate about ensuring that DEWNR is leading the way in ensuring that all staff, regardless of gender, are supported in achieving their full potential. In 2012 Sandy was awarded the South Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year for the Community and Public sector category, and went on to win the national title in November 2012.

Perth Symposium

Development Session

Be Brave, Adaptive and Experimental

As leaders we are constantly asked to consider the concept of the ‘authentic leader’, but in practice, authenticity can sometimes become a leadership trap that makes you feel like a fake or locks you into ‘an old self’ and an already strong comfort zone. At times, what is needed is an ability to identify a ‘new self’ and the capacity to be brave, adaptive, experimental and something of a chameleon. This high impact, interactive workshop will help you unlock a new sense of your identity by inviting you to ‘steal like an artist’, aim to learn, continually refine your style, and avoid sticking to one narrow story about what makes you effective and authentic.

South Australian Award
for Excellence in Women's Leadership

Keynote Address

Samantha Gash

Ultra Marathon Runner

From a background as a corporate lawyer, Samantha is now an endurance athlete, corporate presenter, writer and social entrepreneur. Her thirst for adventure, experience and thrill for life has allowed her to discover what she cares about the most - achieving social change through the vehicle of adventure and running. She has run 379km non-stop across Australia's Simpson Desert and was the first woman and the youngest person at the time to complete Racing the Planet's Four Desert Grandslam where she ran 4 x 250km self-supported across the driest (Atacama), windiest (Gobi), hottest (Sahara) and coldest (Antarctica) deserts in the world. Her journey was featured in the award-winning film, Desert Runners. She is an Ambassador for World Vision, Lululemon, the Mindful in May Campaign, Run Melbourne and Travel Play Live.

Keynote Address

Annabel Crabb

Chief Online Political Writer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation 

Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most beloved journalists. She is the host of ABC TV’s enormously popular Kitchen Cabinet series, and recently wrote and presented a ground-breaking documentary series set inside Parliament, entitled “The House, with Annabel Crabb”.Annabel is the author of The Wife Drought, a best-selling account of women and work in Australia, and of Stop At Nothing, a Walleye-winning biography of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Other books include her cookbook, Special Delivery, co-written with childhood friend Wendy Sharpe. With friend and ABC colleague Leigh Sales, Australia’s pre-eminent current affairs journalist, Annabel hosts the top-rating podcast Chat 10 Looks 3.

Adelaide Symposium

 

$895 pp

$795 pp

$695 pp

 

$1,395 pp

Pre-Christmas Rate

Single Delegate

3 - 7 Delegates

Table of 8

SAVE UP TO $700

STANDARD RATE

Thursday 19th July 2018

The Playford

Ashleigh Stiling

Operations Manager, Harsco Metals and Minerals 

Ashleigh grew up in Whyalla. She has been with Harsco Metals & Minerals for almost nine years working in admin, quality training, operations and supervisory roles. She now works in the safety arena. Ashleigh often gets asked if she thinks working in a male dominated industry is mostly an art of survival. Ashleigh thinks it is more an art of acceptance. Ashleigh is leading culture change where she can comfortably go to work in what is considered to be a man’s world but be a female in it. Ashleigh won the Telstra South Australian Young Business Woman of the Year for 2015.

Zita Adut Deng Ngor

CEO, Women’s Legal Service (SA)   

Zita Adut Deng Ngor graduated with Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Studies in 2003. In 2009 she completed a Masters in Public and International Law at the University of Melbourne. Zita Ngor has had an active interest in working with and advocating on behalf of disadvantaged groups within society. In 2001 she received a Centenary Medal for service to the community and in 2013 she was selected to one of three NGO delegates to the Australian Government Delegation to Commission on the Status of Women 57 where the theme was the elimination of all forms of gender based violence against women. She was also selected as one of four South Australian finalists for the Australian of the Year Award in 2016. 

Cr Paula Luethen

Councillor, Tea Tree Gully Council

Paula has a successful twenty year track record in executive consulting, senior leadership, change management, coaching, facilitation, and community engagement. After 20 years leading change in the Commercial sector Paula made a decision to transfer her professional skills and experience into roles serving the community and knocked on 7000 doors and was successfully elected to Council.She is currently knocking on 14000 doors in a quest to represent her local electorate at a State level and drive further change in her community. 

Sarah Powell

Founder, Champions Academy

Returning to her hometown of Darke Peak in South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula after a decade away, Sarah Powell was distressed to see how quickly the once thriving community had declined. Recognising that sporting clubs are an incubator of leadership and the hub of community participation in rural communities, Sarah established the Champions Academy to teach young people to recognize their potential and give them the skills and confidence to become leaders, advocates and change agents. Sarah was awarded the Rural Industries Research & Development (RIRDC) 'Rural Women’s Award' for SA in 2015, for the design and development of the Champions Academy concept. She went on to win the national award and was named Rural Woman of the Year in 2015.

SANDY PITCHER

CEO, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

SARAH POWELL

Founder, Champions Academy

CATHERINE FOX

Journalist, Author and Presenter

ANNABEL CRABB

Chief Online Political Writer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ASHLEIGH STILING

Operations Manager, Harsco Metals and Minerals

ALEXANDRA TULLIO

Executive Local Connection, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

SAMANTHA GASH

Ultra Marathon Runner

ZITA NGOR

CEO, Women’s Legal Service

CR PAULA LUETHEN

Councillor, Tea Tree Gully Council

Vicky Welgraven

Board Member, Reconciliation South Australia

Vicky is a proud, strong Adnyamathanha woman, from the Northern Flinders Ranges in South Australia. She has always been passionate about Aboriginal women’s rights, reconciliation and education of the wider community about her culture. She has worked in the Public Sector, both in Federal and State Government for the past 23 years and has held a number of key positons including managerial positions. In 2016 Vicky was appointed as the Strategic Agency Representative for Reconciliation South Australia and in 2017 she was nominated for the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards. Vicky has also been appointed by the Premier of SA the Honourable Jay Wetherill , to the Premiers Council for Women issues relating to Women and assisting in facilitating a whole of government approach to addressing the needs of all South Australian Women.

VICKY WELGRAVEN

Board Member, Reconciliation South Australia

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