Darwin Symposium

Wednesday 1st Aug 2018

Darwin Convention Centre

EARLY BIRD Rate

Single Delegate

3 - 7 Delegates

Table of 8

SAVE UP TO $400

STANDARD RATE

 

$995

$895 pp

$795 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

Katrina Fong Lim

Former Lord Mayor, City of Darwin 

Katrina Fong Lim is a born and bred 5th generation Territorian with a keen sense of public service and community. Her career has been a combination of her passion for serving her local community, together with her outstanding professional qualifications and experience, honed within the government, NFP, B2B and public service sectors over 30 years. Katrina served as Lord Mayor of Darwin from April 2012 to August 2017. Prior to her election, Katrina spent 20 years working in the not for profit sector, including at the YWCA, Crafts Council, NT Centenary of Federation and lastly, as the Executive Director of Australia Day Council NT.

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

Karinda Gill

2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year and Director, Abode New Homes 

Born into a financially challenged family, Karinda Gill set about educating herself from a young age with the goal of achieving financial freedom. Now with a $50 million empire to her name, it seems her younger self did a stellar job. As director of four companies, shareholder of two others and the business manager for one more, Karinda is a serial entrepreneur. Her primary business, Abode New Homes, is a residential construction company focused on helping first home buyers succeed within the property market. By supporting clients in every aspect of creating their dream home, from obtaining finance through to selecting the finishes, Karinda believes everyone should be able to live in a beautiful home that doesn’t cost a fortune.

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.

The Northern Territory Award
for Excellence in Women's Leadership

Keynote Address

Jamila Rizvi

Author, Columnist, Host and Commentator 

Jamila Rizvi is a writer, presenter and commentator. She writes a weekly political column for News Limited and appears regularly as a commentator on Channel 10, Channel 9 and the ABC. Jamila was previously Editor in Chief of the Mamamia Women's Network and prior to entering the media worked for the Rudd and Gillard Governments. Jamila's first book, Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women, was published by Penguin in 2017. She is an ambassador for CARE Australia and a board member of the McKell Institute Melbourne and the Melbourne Writers' Festival.

Keynote Address

Tracey Spicer

Author, Newsreader and Journalist 

Tracey Spicer is an author, journalist and television presenter who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News over the past 30 years. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour. Currently, she works as a weekly columnist for Fairfax, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer at Spicer Communications. She appears regularly as a commentator on ABC TV and Channel 9. Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, was published by Harper Collins in April 2017.    

Darwin 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

Wednesday 1st Aug 2018

Darwin Convention Centre

KATRINA FONG LIM

Former Lord Mayor, City of Darwin

KARINDA GILL

2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year and Director, Abode New Homes

JAMILA RIZVI

Author, Columnist, Host and Commentator

CATHERINE FOX

Journalist, Author and Presenter

TRACEY SPICER

Author, Newsreader and Journalist

Vicki Baylis

CEO, Department of Education 

As an advocate for early childhood and education with over thirty years of experience working within the schooling sector, Ms Baylis has a strong understanding of the importance of providing a quality education to all students and giving every child the opportunity to engage, grow and achieve. With extensive experience as a teacher and principal in North Queensland, Ms Baylis has also held a range of senior executive roles in Queensland and the Northern Territory before accepting the position of Chief Executive of the Department of Education in 2016. Ms Baylis has strong professional experience and expertise in a variety of areas including Indigenous education, educational leadership, curriculum, learning, and inclusion through working across remote and urban settings to support a diverse range of communities. Ms Baylis regularly participates in national forums and is a representative on several cross-agency and cross-jurisdictional committees.

Sergeant Erica Gibson

Northern Territory Police   

Nhulunbuy Sergeant Erica Gibson was named one of the winners in the 2017 Telstra NT Business Women’s Awards. Erica won the Public Sector and Academia award. One of her key achievements has been the implementation of the Nhulunbuy Family Safety Framework to combat domestic violence. Erica chairs fortnightly meetings with stakeholders including the Department of Health, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation and Centrelink, sharing information between agencies to speed up the process of victim protection. As resources are limited, this system has been crucial in reducing instances of domestic violence in the region.

Rebecca Mills

General Manager, New Energy and Sustainability Territory Energy   

Rebecca holds bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering and economics. Through various roles in Power and Water Corporation and Territory Generation, she has gained extensive experience in project development and delivery, business analytics, strategy, commercial contracts and the development of the wholesale energy market.              

Wing Commander Llani Kenealy

Gender Advisor to the Chief of Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force   

Wing Commander Llani Kennealy joined the Air Force in 1990. She has extensive experience working in strategic human resource policy development, training management, personnel management, and diversity and inclusion. She currently serves as the Gender Adviser to the Chief of Air Force, where she is responsible for ensuring gender considerations are mainstreamed into Air Force planning and operations, and that Air Force continues to meet its obligations under the Defence Implementation Plan for the implementation of Women, Peace and Security within Air Force. In her previous role as Deputy Director Air Force Gender Programs she was responsible for implementing programs and policies that directly supported the attraction, recruitment, retention and progression of women in Air Force, with a particular focus on women in non-traditional roles. She is a member of the Chief of Air Force Advisory Committee and the Chief of Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board where she is responsible for providing technical gender and policy advice to senior Defence and government leaders. 

Lenore Dembski

Owner, Paperbark Woman and Principal Programme Officer, NT Working Women’s Centre   

Lenore Dembski was born in Darwin and, with the exception of about four years in the early eighties, has lived there all her life. Lenore has now been sewing for herself, her family and other people for over 47 years. Lenore had a retail outlet in Darwin between 1997 and 2004 where she retailed her clothes and those from other designers as well as a large range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designed materials, patchwork pieces and homeware items. To a lot of locals, Lenore Dembski is known for her public service work in the Aboriginal employment and training area and her involvement with Aboriginal organisations. However, Lenore was actually a designer and sewer before she even thought about a career in the public service.

VICKI BAYLIS

CEO, Department of Education

WING COMMANDER LLANI KENEALY

Gender Advisor to the Chief of Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force

LENORE DEMBSKI

Owner, Paperbark Woman and Principal Programme Officer, NT Working Women’s Centre

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