The Australian Women's Leadership Symposium


Early bird tickets on sale now


Be inspired and energised by real stories and practical insights from remarkable people.

Mel Jones OAM (She/Her)

Mel Jones OAM (She/Her)

Elizabeth Lee MLA

Professor Michelle Ryan (She/Her)

Professor Michelle Ryan (She/Her)

Jo Farrell

Joanne Farrell (She/Her)

Anoushka Gungadin (She/Her)

Anoushka Gungadin (She/Her)


Rachelle Towart OAM

Shamaruh Mirza

Dr Shamaruh Mirza

Han Worsley (They/Them)

Han Worsley (They/Them)

Eliza Littleton (She/Her)

Eliza Littleton (She/Her)

Wayne Phillips

Dr Janet Smith (She/Her)

Hear from our attendees

I felt extremely inspired after this event. This was by far the best event I have ever attended. The structure of the event, to the clever agenda that flowed so well, even down to the small details of having a working book with space to write against each speaker - this was a dream for me!

Spending a day with powerful and likeminded women I now feel empowered to speak up and make small radical changes at work. Thank you.

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!

Thought provoking topics, spending a day with powerful and likeminded women. I now feel empowered to speak up and make small radical changes at work. Thank you

The story telling and the lived experiences are invaluable. It was amazing how these presenters didn't use any PowerPoint but still managed to keep us engaged just by listening to them.

I loved every speaker from the first to the last and received a gem of wisdom or two from each one.

What to expect at the Canberra Symposium

Be Inspired by Unique Leadership Stories and Insights

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.

Build your Personal Board: Cultivating Strategic Relationships

In this hands-on development session you’ll explore the power of strategic alliances and develop an authentic approach to building a personal ‘board’ of trusted advisors and supporters, at any stage of your career.

Allyship in the Workplace: Building Collaborative Networks for Impact

Our diverse panel will share their real-world experiences of allyship in action: what it looks like, what the challenges are, and what can be achieved. We’ll explore practical tips for being a better ally, how to work with allies to advance change, and how to take small actions every day to drive lasting change.

Tickets sold out

Our Partners


Gold Sponsor

Women's Agenda Logo

Media Partner

Womens Legal Centre ACT



Advocacy Partner


Supporting Partner

Full Attendance Grants Available
Group of women