* Early Bird Rate Ends Friday 8th March

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5+ Delegates

$395pp

$295pp
$275pp
$255pp​

Wednesday 20th march 2019

the pullman cairns international

cairns

Leadership FORUM

08:30 - 08:40   Welcome and Opening COmments

Agenda

cairns

08:40 - 08:50

Opening Address

Julianne steer

President, Cairns Business Women's Club

Having formed a successful career both in Australia and internationally, Julianne has launched three successful businesses, and is a proud Cairns local. As the Publisher at Oasis Magazine, and a regular guest on local radio stations, always a strong advocate for succeeding in business through equality and kindness, Julianne enjoys her regular position as a mentor for the Queensland Government, helping small business owners clarify their career path. She also engages with at risk youths, mentoring them on social media skills and the ramifications of its misuse when trying to gain employment. Julianne is the founder of the Support Small Win Big campaign, and is now the President of the Cairns Business Women’s Club.

 

09:20 - 10:10

Development Session

A MINDFUL AND RESILIENT LEADER

Personal and professional resilience is not only about strength through adversity but the ability to grow and adapt as a result of disruption. In this way we learn to move forward stronger than before. Participants are asked to consider resilience at both a personal and strategic level and through their leadership build resilience in their teams and manage challenging situations more effectively.

10:10 - 10:30   Morning Tea

10:30 - 11:50

Panel Discussion

Where to from here?

We are progressing in terms of female representation in workplace and community leadership roles, yet high-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers in so many sectors, in terms of both career progression and pay. Individuals and organisations know, from research and intuitively, that female representation in top management can boost their performance, that everyone has a vested interest in seeing more women become top leaders, yet the progress is slow – pay parity wise
we are talking 217 years slow according to the World Economic Forum. Is there a new conversation that needs to start? What else can be/is being done to accelerate these types of statistics to reach parity, equity and equality?

florence drummond
Founder, Indigenous Women in Mining Australia

Florence Drummond is the co-founder of Indigenous Women in Mining Australia, a national initiative was founded to showcase and increase support for Indigenous women in the sector. With the Mining & Resources industry traditionally being male dominated, there is increasing importance to foster professional development for female participants. Florence greatly understands the importance of education and she strives to promote the value of education amongst communities today. Creating a platform where there is an exchange of knowledge is key to stronger community relationships. Florence believes that empowering indigenous women in the mining & resource sector is a strong channel to promote and sustain real change.   

cr julia leu

Mayor, Douglas Shire Council

Councillor Julia Leu was elected Mayor to the new Douglas Shire Council in November 2013, and for a second term in March 2016, following 6 years as an independent Councillor with Cairns Regional Council. Julia is an Executive Member of the Australian Coastal Councils Association and the North Queensland Local Government Association, and was recently appointed as the Deputy Chair of the War on Wrecks Taskforce. Julia has also been re-appointed to the Library Board of Queensland and is the Chair of the Public Libraries Advisory Group. Julia has a wide range of experiences, including running her own business and has been a secondary teacher, lecturer and senior commonwealth employee in Indigenous, health, housing and community services. 

linda cardew

CEO, Cook Shire Council

Linda has 28 years’ experience across all levels of Government with 22 years in local governments in NSW and Queensland. Most recently Linda was the CEO of the de-amalgamated Douglas Shire Council from 2014-2018 and currently is the CEO of Cook Shire Council, where she has responsibility for delivering services over more than 106,000 square kilometres across Cape York. She has an honours degree in law, post graduate qualifications in land economics, a previous professional career as a violist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and has circumnavigated most of the world by yacht. Linda is passionate about issues affecting remote Australia and actively supports the professional development of women in local government.  

 

12:10 - 13:00   Lunch

13:30- 14:20

Development Session

BE BRAVE, ADAPTIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL

Although Australia has made significant progress in the gender equity space, we all know there is a long way to go until we reach parity. The time for action is now. It is time for each and every one of us to take accountability in creating gender equity. Our aim is to empower individuals and organisations, across all industries and sectors, to make all kinds of small and large-scale change.

14:20 - 14:40   Afternoon tea

15:20 - 15:30   Review Session & Closing Comments

14:40 - 15:20

Keynote Address

Tracey Spicer AM

Reporter, Advocate and Author

Tracey Spicer AM is an author, journalist, and broadcaster who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9, Sky News and Radio 2UE. Tracey is the national co-founder of Women in Media, Outspoken Women, and NOW Australia. In 2018, she was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, and was also awarded an Order of Australia for her 30 years of media and charity work. Tracey has written, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and India, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, became a bestseller within weeks of publication in 2017.

 

08:15   Registration

Having formed a successful career both in Australia and internationally, Julianne has launched three successful businesses, and is a proud Cairns local. As the Publisher at Oasis Magazine, and a regular guest on local radio stations, always a strong advocate for succeeding in business through equality and kindness, Julianne enjoys her regular position as a mentor for the Queensland Government, helping small business owners clarify their career path. She also engages with at risk youths, mentoring them on social media skills and the ramifications of its misuse when trying to gain employment. Julianne is the founder of the Support Small Win Big campaign, and is now the President of the Cairns Business Women’s Club.

 

08:40 - 08:50

Opening Address

JULIANNE STEER

President, Cairns Business Women's Club

09:20 - 10:10

Development Session

A MINDFUL AND RESILIENT LEADER

Personal and professional resilience is not only about strength through adversity but the ability to grow and adapt as a result of disruption. In this way we learn to move forward stronger than before. Participants are asked to consider resilience at both a personal and strategic level and through their leadership build resilience in their teams and manage challenging situations more effectively.

We are progressing in terms of female representation in workplace and community leadership roles, yet high-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers in so many sectors, in terms of both career progression and pay. Individuals and organisations know, from research and intuitively, that female representation in top management can boost their performance, that everyone has a vested interest in seeing more women become top leaders, yet the progress is slow – pay parity wise we are talking 217 years slow according to the World Economic Forum. Is there a new conversation that needs to start? What else can be/is being done to accelerate these types of statistics to reach parity, equity and equality?

10:30 - 11:50

Panel Discussion

Where to from here?

FLORENCE DRUMMOND

Founder, Indigenous Women in Mining Australia 

Florence Drummond is the co-founder of Indigenous Women in Mining Australia; a national initiative was founded to showcase and increase support for Indigenous women in the sector. With the Mining & Resources industry traditionally being male dominated, there is increasing importance to foster professional development for female participants. Florence greatly understands the importance of education and she strives to promote the value of education amongst communities today. Creating a platform where there is an exchange of knowledge is key to stronger community relationships. Florence believes that  empowering indigenous women in the mining & resource sector is a strong channel to promote and sustain real change.

Councillor Julia Leu was elected Mayor to the new Douglas Shire Council in November 2013, and for a second term in March 2016, following 6 years as an independent Councillor with Cairns Regional Council. Julia is an Executive Member of the Australian Coastal Councils Association and the North Queensland Local Government Association and was recently appointed as the Deputy Chair of the War on Wrecks Taskforce. Julia has also been re-appointed to the Library Board of Queensland and is the Chair of the Public Libraries Advisory Group. Julia has a wide range of experiences, including running her own business and has been a secondary teacher, lecturer and senior commonwealth employee in Indigenous, health, housing and community services.​

CR JULIA LEU

Mayor, Douglas Shire Council

LINDA CARDEW

CEO, Cook Shire Council

Linda has 28 years’ experience across all levels of Government with 22 years in local governments in NSW and Queensland. Most recently Linda was the CEO of the de-amalgamated Douglas Shire Council from 2014-2018 and currently is the CEO of Cook Shire Council, where she has responsibility for delivering services over more than 106,000 square kilometres across Cape York. She has an honours degree in law, post graduate qualifications in land economics, a previous professional career as a violist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and has circumnavigated most of the world by yacht. Linda is passionate about issues affecting remote Australia and actively supports the professional development of women in local government.  

11:50 - 12:10

Development Session

pART a:

BUILDING CAREER CHANGING CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKING STRATEGICALLY

A major factor that contributes to individual resilience is having a strong and diverse network. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a strong network; a sense of belonging, increased self-worth and wellbeing, career progression and security. Particularly for women in male dominated workplaces, the data shows that having a network of other women has a significant impact on retention and career progression. This practical session explores the mindsets that hold us back from networking and methods for overcoming them. Participants will take away tips and strategies to build and maintain relationships - the bedrock of a strong network.

Although Australia has made significant progress in the gender equity space, we all know there is a long way to go until we reach parity. The time for action is now. It is time for each and every one of us to take accountability in creating gender equity. Our aim is to empower individuals and organisations, across all industries and sectors, to make all kinds of small and large-scale change.

13:30 - 14:20

Development Session

BE BRAVE, ADAPTIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL

Tracey Spicer AM is an author, journalist, and broadcaster who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9, Sky News and Radio 2UE. Tracey is the national co-founder of Women in Media, Outspoken Women, and NOW Australia. In 2018, she was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, and was also awarded an Order of Australia for her 30 years of media and charity work. Tracey has written, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and India, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, became a bestseller within weeks of publication in 2017.

14:40 - 15:20

Keynote Address

Tracey Spicer AM

Reporter, Presenter and Author

09:00 - 09:20   Opening COmments

15:20 - 15:30   Review & Closing Comments

15:30 - 16:00   Networking Drinks

Event Overview

The Australian Women’s Leadership Forum is for women who are looking for increased awareness of their leadership style and competencies, as well as practical strategies to help them overcome challenges within their work and personal life. The program also provides a relaxed and supportive environment to connect and collaborate with other female leaders.

The content and flow of the program is carefully designed to immerse participants in the subject matter and create valuable insights informed by collective experience. During the program, a number of key themes are explored via a combination of expert presentations, collaborative discussion, experiential activities and personal reflection.

Standard Rate
$395pp


 

Early Bird Rate*   $295pp

3+Delegates         $275pp

5+Delegates         $255pp

* Early Bird Rate Ends Friday 8th March

Standard Rate      $395pp

08:50 - 09:20

USE THE FEAR

Tammie Matson

Zoologist, Author, Film Producer and Entrepreneur

Dr Tammie Matson is a world expert on elephants and has inspired thousands of people, from children to adults, to achieve their dreams through her award-winning books, speeches and African adventures. Inspired by a visit to Zimbabwe at the age of fifteen, Tammie achieved what many said could not be done as a young woman from North Queensland, by first becoming a wildlife researcher in Africa, then achieving a PhD in zoology and becoming a published author – all before she turned 25. Today, she balances her passionate commitment to conservation with being a mother to two sons under age 6.

PIP CLOSE
Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Pip Close is a senior practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in tourism and hospitality businesses. Key positions include Chief Executive Officer of Regional Tourism Organisations in Fraser Coast and Margaret River Regions, and Regional Manager & General Manager of numerous hotels and resorts. These roles have enabled a broad management background to develop at a senior level along with an in-depth knowledge of tourism practices and marketing strategies. Pip is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a past Board member of RDA, current board member of the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux and is currently CEO of Tourism Tropical North Queensland, the lead Regional Tourism Organisation in Far North Queensland.

13:00 - 13:30

Development Session

Part b:
BUILDING CAREER CHANGING CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKING STRATEGICALLY

11:50 - 12:10

Development Session

Part A:
BUILDING CAREER CHANGING CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKING STRATEGICALLY

A major factor that contributes to individual resilience is having a strong and diverse network. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a strong network; a sense of belonging, increased self-worth and wellbeing, career progression and security. Particularly for women in male dominated workplaces, the data shows that having a network of other women has a significant impact on retention and career progression. This practical session explores the mindsets that hold us back from networking and methods for overcoming them. Participants will take away tips and strategies to build and maintain relationships - the bedrock of a strong network.

WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH, 2019

THE PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL

Dr Tammie Matson is a world expert on elephants and has inspired thousands of people, from children to adults, to achieve their dreams through her award-winning books, speeches and African adventures. Inspired by a visit to Zimbabwe at the age of fifteen, Tammie achieved what many said could not be done as a young woman from North Queensland, by first becoming a wildlife researcher in Africa, then achieving a PhD in zoology and becoming a published author – all before she turned 25. Today, she balances her passionate commitment to conservation with being a mother to two sons under age 6.

 

08:50 - 09:20

USE Your FEAR

TAMMIE MATSON

Zoologist, Author, Film Producer and Entrepreneur

PIP CLOSE

CEO, Tourism FNQ

Pip Close is a senior practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in tourism and hospitality businesses. Key positions include Chief Executive Officer of Regional Tourism Organisations in Fraser Coast and Margaret River Regions, Regional Manager & General Manager of numerous hotels and resorts. These roles have enabled a broad management background to develop at a senior level along with an in-depth knowledge of tourism practices and marketing strategies. Pip is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a past Board member of RDA, current board member of the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux and is currently CEO of Tourism Tropical North Queensland, the lead Regional Tourism Organisation in Far North Queensland.​

dr sarah coll

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Air Medicine

Sarah is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Far North Queensland, Cairns. She has been in private practice for over 10 years and manages all types of upper limb surgery. She also performs hip and knee arthroscopies. She advocates for doctors on the AMAQ and particularly for women in medicine. She has two magnificent children who keep her occupied and a patient, supportive husband. On a whim she attended a year-long Women in Leadership course. This resulted in quite a bit of reflection and then snowballed into: AMAQ Council membership, AMAQ Board membership, an AICD course, Presidency of the Far North Medical and Legal Society, Presidency of the Far North Lady Doctors Association and Federal Council member of the RACS. Upon further reflection, the course was probably quite useful.

 

Dr sarah coll

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Air Medicine

Sarah is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Far North Queensland, Cairns. She has been in private practice for over 10 years and manages all types of upper limb surgery. She also performs hip and knee arthroscopies. She advocates for doctors on the AMAQ and particularly for women in medicine. She has two magnificent children who keep her occupied and a patient, supportive husband. On a whim she attended a year-long Women in Leadership course. This resulted in quite a bit of reflection and then snowballed into: AMAQ Council membership, AMAQ Board membership, an AICD course, Presidency of the Far North Medical and Legal Society, Presidency of the Far North Lady Doctors Association and Federal Council member of the RACS. Upon further reflection, the course was probably quite useful.

Fiona jose

Chief Executive Officer, Cape York Partnership

Fiona Jose is the CEO of Cape York Partnership, an Indigenous organisation that has stood up to lead a comprehensive reform agenda to radically improve outcomes for Indigenous people in the Cape York region. She joined Cape York Partnership in 2010 and held senior management positions across the organisation following more than 15 years of experience in leadership, management, education and government relations. She is a Council Member of the National Museum of Australia, and a Director of the Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation Board. She has been awarded the For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award at the Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Awards, and named Queensland Not-for-profit Manager of the Year by Australian Institute of Management. 

 

fiona jose

Chief Executive Officer, Cape York Partnership

Fiona Jose is the CEO of Cape York Partnership, an Indigenous organisation that has stood up to lead a comprehensive reform agenda to radically improve outcomes for Indigenous people in the Cape York region. She joined Cape York Partnership in 2010 and held senior management positions across the organisation following more than 15 years of experience in leadership, management, education and government relations. She is a Council Member of the National Museum of Australia, and a Director of the Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation Board. She has been awarded the For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award at the Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Awards, and named Queensland Not-for-profit Manager of the Year by Australian Institute of Management.