Emerging Leaders

Expert speakers and presenters

At various points throughout the day, expert speakers will be invited to share their own experiences and leadership insights for the benefit of participants. Development sessions will be paired with these presentations to unlock key learning and provide practical tools to help participants excel in their everyday environments and assist in the pursuit of future career advancement. The day will be facilitated by a senior member of the Women & Leadership Australia development team allowing participants to benefit from the expertise of one of Australia’s most sought after leadership consultants.

By exploring first-hand the experiences of celebrated leaders at the forefront of their organisations, the masterclass will help equip emerging women leaders with the behaviours, mindsets and tools to excel in their workplace, whilst assisting them to make peer group connections vital to long-term career success.

Offering a critical opportunity to step away from everyday demands, the masterclass will allow participants time to reflect on their own leadership challenges and opportunities, and return to the workplace re-energised and refocused on the task ahead.

What are the benefits for my organisation?

Developing new and emerging leadership talent is an important investment for organisations and when handled effectively can have significant and far reaching effects. During this masterclass, not only will emerging leaders benefit from a wide range of new skills and knowledge but they will have a unique opportunity to interact with a number of inspirational and relevant role models and contextualise new approaches through real-world examples. Participants will come away from the masterclass energised and inspired and better equipped to manage their professional responsibilities and key stakeholder relationships. Surpassing the mere transmission of theory, the masterclass will equip emerging leaders with the ability to adapt to a demanding work environment, instil the confidence to step up and provide the vision to guide other employees towards peak performance.

Sydney Speakers

Melbourne Speakers

Brisbane Speakers

Lt Cdr Kelly Haywood

Senior Officer Instructor, Maritime Logistics School, Royal Australian Navy

Lieutenant Commander Kelly Haywood
Kate Doughty


Paralympian, Motivational Speaker, Performance Psychologist​

Rosie Thomas


Co-founder & Co-CEO, Project Rockit

Alexandra Tullio


Executive Local Connection, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Catherine Clark


​Chief Executive Officer, Netball Queensland

Anna Marsden


​Managing Director, Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Katrina Webb

Katrina Webb

Paralympian and Business Woman

Tammy E Myles

Tammy E Myles

Executive Director Community Recovery, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services


Executive Director, Strategic Communications, NSW Health Pathology

Carina Bates
Anna Marsden


​Founding Director of School For Life Foundation (SFL)

Gayle Philpots

Dr Gayle Philpotts

General Manager People Performance, Sydney Airport

Marina Go

Marina Go

Chair, Non Executive Director, Author and Mentor

A masterclass designed to develop
aspiring female managers and leaders

Emerging Leaders is designed to assist in the development of emerging and aspiring female leaders across all sectors and industries. The one day masterclass will assist new leaders to increase their skills and knowledge, enhance their understanding of effective leadership and engage in a powerful, peer orientated, shared learning experience.​

Teaching new and aspiring women leaders how to become great leaders and get results

Ensuring Australia’s economic future is robust and healthy by developing today’s female emerging leaders

Exposing aspiring women leaders to the big picture of business

Improving efficiency by giving aspiring female leaders the confidence to make decisions and drive positive outcomes in their workplace