Standard Rate

Early Bird Rate*
3+ Delegates​
5+ Delegates

$395pp

$295pp
$275pp
$255pp​

08:30 - 08:50   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, Jules 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, Jules 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. Jules 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 Minning Australia

Florence Drummond is the co-founder of Indigenous Women in Mining Australia. This 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. 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. 

Ms lindas cardew

CEO, Cook Shire Council

Linda Cardew is Chief Executive Officer of Cook Shire Council. Ms Cardew has more than 25 years’ experience in local, state and federal government, including most recently as chief executive of Douglas Shire Council. Prior to leading the Douglas Shire, Ms Cardew was Associate Director of Savills Project Management and Project Manager for the Cairns Entertainment Precinct. She has a Law Degree with Honours, a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management and is admitted as a barrister, tertiary lecturer, project manager and director, policy manager and investigator in her long career. Ms Cardew is also passionate about arts and the great outdoors, having been a violist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and sailing around the world by yacht. 

 

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 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.

 

08:15   Registration

Having formed a successful career both in Australia and internationally, Jules 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, Jules 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. Jules 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 Minning Australia 

Florence Drummond is the co-founder of Indigenous Women in Mining Australia. This 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. 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

MS LINDAS CARDEW

CEO, COOK SHIRE COUNCIL

Linda Cardew is Chief Executive Officer of Cook Shire Council. Ms Cardew has more than 25 years’ experience in local, state and federal government, including most recently as chief executive of Douglas Shire Council. Prior to leading the Douglas Shire, Ms Cardew was Associate Director of Savills Project Management and Project Manager for the Cairns Entertainment Precinct. She has a Law Degree with Honours, a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management and is admitted as a barrister, tertiary lecturer, project manager and director, policy manager and investigator in her long career. Ms Cardew is also passionate about arts and the great outdoors, having been a violist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and sailing around the world by yacht.​

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 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.

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

Zooligist, Author, Film Producer and Enrepreneur

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
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 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 HOTEL

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 THE FEAR

TAMMIE MATSON

Zooligist, Author, Film Producer and Enrepreneur

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 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.​

cairns

Leadership FORUM

* Early Bird Rate Ends Friday 8th March

Wednesday 20th march 2019

the pullman hotel