brisbane symposium a huge success​

Speaker presents to audience in Brisbane

Almost 200 women packed out the Rydges Southbank on Wednesday and Thursday last week, coming together to attend the Brisbane Women's Leadership Symposium, the first of WLA's symposiums for 2018.

Highlights included Gail Kelly (businesswoman, former CEO and author) and Dr Kirstin Ferguson (Non-Executive Director, Chairman and creator of #celebratingwomen) receiving the National and Queensland State Awards respectively for Excellence in Women's Leadership for 2018. 

Tracey Spicer AM delivered a compelling keynote on life, career and gender equality, and two engaging panel discussions also took place. The first was on the need to stop fixing women in workplaces and instead start fixing the system, and the second was on leveraging growth opportunities for female talent.

Delegates also shared news about the work taking place in Australia and internationally to advance gender equity and equality. Femeconomy’s upcoming eBook focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women leaders was one source of discussion, and some great conversations were also had regarding calling out sexist behaviour and language, as well as checking for hidden discrimination in job advertisements.

Tickets are still available for the rest of the symposiums taking place around the country. 

Suzi Finkelstein, Women & Leadership Australia Program Director, talks with Tracey Spicer

Tammy Medard (in the middle), Head of Diversified Industries & Global Subsidiaries Institutional Banking Australia, ANZ, shares a moment with delegates