The Australian Women's Leadership Symposium


2024 First Speakers Announced

Our symposium features a diverse lineup of high-profile thought leaders, recognised for their excellence across business and community leadership.

Steph Tisdell (She/Her)
Steph Tisdell (She/Her)

Comedian; Presenter; Actor

Jayne Hrdlicka (She/Her)

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Virgin Australia; President and Chair, Tennis Australia

Sasha Kutabah Sarago (She/Her)
Sasha Kutabah Sarago (She/Her)

Speaker; Writer; Filmmaker

Captain Jan Becker AM

Chief Executive Officer, Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy; Vice Chair, Midwife Vision; Clinical Midwife

Elisha Matthews (She/Her)
Elisha Matthews (She/Her)

Disability Inclusion Specialist, Fridayology

Ben Bjarnesen Grid
Ben Bjarnesen BM CF (He/Him)

Founder & Managing Director, LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation

Ishara Sahama (She/They)

Human Geographer; Co-Founder, Echo Impact Group

Leanne Harvey (She/Her)
Leanne Harvey (She/Her)

Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar, Queensland University of Technology

Further speaker announcements coming soon!

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Media Partner

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Hear from our attendees

This is my second year attending and the quality and content from the amazing presenters far exceeds any other conferences I have attended. The balance of presenters and the care and consideration of the content is evident in the quality event!

Brisbane Symposium Attendee

I got lots of ideas on how to support my team better and empower them.

Brisbane Symposium Attendee

Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your experiences and knowledge.

Brisbane Symposium Attendee

Join Australia's Premier Women's Leadership Event

This is your moment to redefine what leadership means to you and explore new possibilities for personal and professional growth. Through the lens of shared stories, you’ll witness how other women in leadership have overcome obstacles to forge their own paths. Join us to delve into the collective wisdom of diverse women, create new connections, and find inspiration for your leadership journey.

Inspiration and Empowerment

Get ready to feel refreshed, motivated, and armed with new ideas. Dive into the stories of diverse leaders to gain insight on leadership, equality, and inclusion.

Personal and Professional Growth

This is your chance to pause and reflect on your role as a leader. You’ll leave with a renewed sense of purpose and confidence to tackle challenges head-on.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with like-minded individuals from a variety of industries. Who knows, you might just find your next collaboration partner.

Full Attendance Grants Available
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