The Australian Women's Leadership Symposium



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

09:00 - 09:25
Welcome & Acknowledgement of Country
Dr Janet Smith (She/Her)

Program Specialist and Lead Facilitator, Women & Leadership Australia

Megan Ibrahim
09:25 - 09:35
Acting GM's Welcome
Megan Ibrahim (She/Her)

Acting General Manager, Women & Leadership Australia

The Australian Women's Leadership Symposiums
09:35 - 09:45
Networking Activity
Networking Activity

09:45 - 10:00
Opening Address
The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP

Minister for Health, Mental Health, and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women; Member for Waterford

10:00 - 10:30
Keynote Address
Captain Jan Becker AM PhD

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

10:30 - 10:35
Gold Sponsor Address
Australian College of Applied Professions

Gold Sponsor

Morning Tea: 10:35am - 11:00am

11:00 - 12:25
Panel Discussion

Lunch: 12:25pm - 1:15pm

01:15 - 02:15
Development Session

Sasha Kutabah Sarago (She/Her)
02:15 - 02:45
Keynote Address
Sasha Kutabah Sarago (She/Her)

Speaker; Writer; Filmmaker

02:45 - 02:55
Award Session
The Queensland Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

The Hon Susan Kiefel AC KC (She/Her)

Afternoon Tea: 2:55pm - 3:15pm

Samantha Carlton
03:15 - 03:45
Keynote Address
Samantha Carlton (She/Her)

General Manager, People Operations, Virgin Australia

Steph Tisdell (She/Her)
03:45 - 04:20
Keynote Address
Steph Tisdell (She/Her)

Comedian; Presenter; Actor

04:20 - 04:30
Closing Comments
Dr Janet Smith (She/Her)

Program Specialist and Lead Facilitator, Women & Leadership Australia

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Our Partners


Gold Sponsor

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Media Partner


Advocacy Partner

Supporting Partner

Cook Medical

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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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