The key aims of the forum are to help ensure women in regional and remote locations have:​




Supporting, connecting and empowering female leaders in Australia’s regional and remote communities​







 CAIRNS 2019


For over fourteen years, Women & Leadership Australia has been guiding women, at all stages of their journey, towards greater career success and life satisfaction. An important focus for us over the years has been supporting, teaching and connecting women who are less able to access development opportunities, particularly those in regional and remote locations. 

Through the Australian Women’s Leadership Forum, many thousands of regional women have benefitted from cutting edge development, peer level networking and inspirational strategy and advice. Since its creation in 2007, the Australian Women & Leadership Forum has been embraced by regional communities across the country as a powerful vehicle to help support female leaders and their organisations. The huge success of the program has been underpinned by the fact that the program generates exceptional outcomes for participants as well as creating powerful opportunities for local businesses. The content is shaped and guided by input from a wide range of stakeholders including leading Australian universities, industry groups, major employers and thousands of individual female leaders.

Access to high quality development and training

opportunities to network and engage with peers both locally and further afield

a conduit to stay informed
about national leadership
and gender equality issues

The Australian Women’s Leadership Forum is a unique development program run in key regional and remote locations across the country. Sympathetic to the needs of regional women, this highly interactive one day program takes participants on a powerful journey of self-discovery as they work together to explore themes around leadership, resilience, empowerment and career/life fulfilment.

Packed full of practical tips and advice, the program is a dynamic journey of self-reflection, networking and planning for future success. Importantly, the forum offers a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other women.​ 

Tracey Spicer AM

Reporter, Presenter and Author

Speaking in every city

Regardless of where we live and work and whether or not we hold formal management positions, issues of empowerment, wellbeing, connection and equality are important to all women. The Australian Women’s Leadership Forum is designed to be a motivating and inspirational experience for all female leaders and indeed all women. The program meets key development priorities for less experienced female leaders but is equally rewarding for more experienced leaders providing new insights and an opportunity to step away from everyday challenges. For all women the program provides a timely opportunity to reflect on past experiences and reenergise for the journey ahead.





Full Attendance Grants Available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women​

Applications close on thursday, 28 february 2019