Standard Rate

3+ Delegates​
5+ Delegates

$395pp

$375pp
$355pp​

friday 5th april 2019

hotel granD chancellor

launceston

Leadership FORUM

08:30 - 08:40   Welcome and Opening COmments

Agenda

launceston

08:50 - 09:10

Opening Address

Lauren Jauncey

Chair, Engender Equality; Founder and Director, Frankly Diversity; Former National Manager Diversity and Inclusion, Australia Post

Lauren Jauncey is an experienced and highly credentialed people and culture consultant. She has an unwavering passion for diversity and inclusion, and a proven track record of improving organisational performance through leadership, talent, and culture change programs. Lauren is the Chair of the Board of Engender Equality, a Tasmanian-based not-for-profit who work with and on behalf of individuals, families and communities affected by family violence. In her current role as Founder and Director of Frankly Diversity, Lauren works with clients to improve business performance through establishing more diverse, inclusive, and innovative cultures. Lauren was previously the National Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Australia Post, and was a key contributor to the culture transformation of the iconic business. 

09:10 - 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?

Tracy puklowski

Director of Creative Arts and Cultural Services,
City of Launceston

The new Director heading up the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is Tracy Puklowski, who comes to Tasmania following her position as director of New Zealand’s National Army Museum. Her resume also includes stints as the associate director of Living Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and the associate chief librarian, research collections at the National Library of New Zealand. She possesses a Bachelor Arts History-English, a Master of Art History (Hons), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies, and is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership program.

lou clark

Principal Advisor - Communities, Bell Bay Aluminium

As Principal Advisor – Communities, of Bell Bay Aluminium, Lou’s role is to develop, implement and administer Bell Bay Aluminium’s community and external relations strategy; Lou’s role also has a strong focus on developing long term mutually beneficial relationships within the Tasmanian community. From 2008 to 2011, Lou was the Executive Officer of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that Lou worked for WIN Television in media sales and management for 14 years. Lou is currently a member of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Advisory Board and a member of Natural Resource Management North Committee. She has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program.

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.

 

08:00 - 08:30   Registration

08:50 - 09:10

Opening Address

Lauren Jauncey

Chair, Engender Equality; Founder and Director, Frankly Diversity; Former National Manager Diversity and Inclusion, Australia Post

09:10 - 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?

TRACY PUKLOWSKI

Director of Creative Arts and Cultural Services, City of Launceston

The new Director heading up the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is Tracy Puklowski, who comes to Tasmania following her position as director of New Zealand’s National Army Museum. Her resume also includes stints as the associate director of Living Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and the associate chief librarian, research collections at the National Library of New Zealand. She possesses a Bachelor Arts History-English, a Master of Art History (Hons), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies, and is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership program.

As Principal Advisor – Communities, of Bell Bay Aluminium, Lou’s role is to develop, implement and administer Bell Bay Aluminium’s community and external relations strategy; Lou’s role also has a strong focus on developing long term mutually beneficial relationships within the Tasmanian community. From 2008 to 2011, Lou was the Executive Officer of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that Lou worked for WIN Television in media sales and management for 14 years. Lou is currently a member of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Advisory Board and a member of Natural Resource Management North Committee. She has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program.​

LOU CLARK

Principal Advisor Communities & Communication, Bell Bay Aluminum

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

3+Delegates         $375pp

5+Delegates         $355pp

Standard Rate      $395pp

Naomi Walsh

General Manager, James Nelson Enterprise; Commissioner,
Legal Aid Commission; 2015 Tasmanian Telstra Business Women's Awards Corporate and Private Award Winner

Naomi Walsh has over 25 years’ experience in finance and corporate roles. She now holds a portfolio of roles comprising civil construction, tourism & hospitality management, university course coordinator, and several board directorships. She has predominantly worked in and challenged barriers to women in male-dominated work environments. Naomi was the 2015 Tasmanian Telstra Business Women’s Awards Corporate and Private Award Winner, and was the 2014 recipient of a Tasmanian State Government diversity scholarship to undertake the Company Directors program. Naomi’s board roles include: Design Tasmania, ministerial appointments to two training focused boards and Commissioner for the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. She was formerly the first female to sit on the board of Civil Contractors Federation (Tas). 

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.

FRIDAY 5TH APRIL, 2019

HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR

NAOMI WALSH

General Manager, James Nelson Enterprise and Commissioner, Legal Aid Commission

Naomi Walsh has over 25 years’ experience in finance and corporate roles. She now holds a portfolio of roles comprising civil construction, tourism & hospitality management, university course coordinator, and several board directorships. She has predominantly worked in and challenged barriers to women in male-dominated work environments. Naomi was the 2015 Tasmanian Telstra Business Women’s Awards Corporate and Private Award Winner, and was the 2014 recipient of a Tasmanian State Government diversity scholarship to undertake the Company Directors program. Naomi’s board roles include: Design Tasmania, ministerial appointments to two training focused boards and Commissioner for the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. She was formerly the first female to sit on the board of Civil Contractors Federation (Tas).

Sarah Foden

Project Manager, Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

Sarah Foden is a Palawa Woman, who previously worked with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and the Aboriginal Health Service (AHS) in Launceston, for a combined period of over ten years. She also worked in the Northern Territory for over five years assisting with implementing health programs and monitoring compliance for Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS) and their associated Aboriginal health clinics.
Sarah currently undertakes the role of Project Manager for the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania (ALCT), overseeing an Aboriginal Rangers Project on remote Cape Barren Island (Truwana); is the Operations Manager for the newly developed Aboriginal-owned-and-operated tourism venture the Wukalina Walk; and is also a founding Director on the Palawa Enterprises Trust Board, and Palawa Enterprises Pty Ltd.

 

Hon. Rosemary Armitage MLC

Independent Member for Launceston

Rosemary is drawn to issues at the heart of the community that she has represented in local and state politics for the past 13 years, and draws on her vast skills and experience to get the job done.
As the Australian Medical Association Northern division executive officer for many years, a Launceston City councilor for nine years (two as deputy mayor), and now as the Launceston representative in the Legislative Council, Rosemary is committed to public service.
Rosemary also acts as patron for National Serviceman’s Association Northern Branch, and Launceston Musical Society. She has represented the community on committees like Growing Tasmania's Economy Select Committee, and Launceston Retail Partnership Project Group. Rosemary also serves as a Justice of the Peace.

 

Hon. Rosemary Armitage MLC

Independent Member for Launceston

Rosemary is drawn to issues at the heart of the community that she has represented in local and state politics for the past 13 years, and draws on her vast skills and experience to get the job done.
As the Australian Medical Association Northern division executive officer for many years, a Launceston City councilor for nine years (two as deputy mayor), and now as the Launceston representative in the Legislative Council, Rosemary is committed to public service.
Rosemary also acts as patron for National Serviceman’s Association Northern Branch, and Launceston Musical Society. She has represented the community on committees like Growing Tasmania's Economy Select Committee, and Launceston Retail Partnership Project Group. Rosemary also serves as a Justice of the Peace.

Penny Terry loves a good yarn because she knows good stories create lasting change. She spent 10 years as an ABC radio presenter, broadcasting more than 20,000 stories from diverse perspectives. She is the Creative Director of ‘for purpose’ company Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd which she founded with her sister, leading a wide range of projects that support Tasmanians to live the best life they can. As a speaker, mentor, and MC, Penny champions storytelling; demonstrating its necessity along the path to influence. She takes the fear out of contributing to public conversations as she unpacks authenticity, the science of opinion, and the power of emotion and vulnerability.

penny terry

Creative Director, Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd; 2016 Tasmanian Telstra Business Women's Award Public Sector and Academia Award Winner

Penny Terry loves a good yarn because she knows good stories create lasting change. She spent 10 years as an ABC radio presenter, broadcasting more than 20,000 stories from diverse perspectives. She is the Creative Director of ‘for purpose’ company Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd which she founded with her sister, leading a wide range of projects that support Tasmanians to live the best life they can. As a speaker, mentor, and MC, Penny champions storytelling; demonstrating its necessity along the path to influence. She takes the fear out of contributing to public conversations as she unpacks authenticity, the science of opinion, and the power of emotion and vulnerability.

 

sarah foden

Project manager, Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

Sarah Foden is a Palawa Woman, who previously worked with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and the Aboriginal Health Service (AHS) in Launceston, for a combined period of over ten years. She also worked in the Northern Territory for over five years assisting with implementing health programs and monitoring compliance for Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS) and their associated Aboriginal health clinics.
Sarah currently undertakes the role of Project Manager for the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania (ALCT), overseeing an Aboriginal Rangers Project on remote Cape Barren Island (Truwana); is the Operations Manager for the newly developed Aboriginal-owned-and-operated tourism venture the Wukalina Walk; and is also a founding Director on the Palawa Enterprises Trust Board, and Palawa Enterprises Pty Ltd.

Lauren Jauncey is an experienced and highly credentialed people and culture consultant. She has an unwavering passion for diversity and inclusion, and a proven track record of improving organisational performance through leadership, talent, and culture change programs. Lauren is the Chair of the Board of Engender Equality, a Tasmanian-based not-for-profit who work with and on behalf of individuals, families and communities affected by family violence. In her current role as Founder and Director of Frankly Diversity, Lauren works with clients to improve business performance through establishing more diverse, inclusive, and innovative cultures. Lauren was previously the National Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Australia Post, and was a key contributor to the culture transformation of the iconic business.

08:40 - 08:50

Welcoming Address

Alderman Janie Finlay

Councillor, City of Launceston; Youngest Female Mayor in Australian History

Councillor Janie Finlay was first elected to the City of Launceston in 2000, and served as Mayor from 2002 to 2005. The youngest female mayor in Australian history, Councillor Finlay resigned from the Council in 2007 to pursue other interests and went on to serve as a Director of NAI Harcourts, Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Metro Tasmania and Chairman of the Launceston Tornadoes. Councillor Finlay was re-elected to the Council in 2014, bringing her experience in the not-for-profit and business sectors back to the City of Launceston. Councillor Finlay has a strong focus on family, maintaining Launceston's unique character, and a passion for good governance. Councillor Finlay is committed to working with leading organisations and community members to see Launceston thrive. 

08:40 - 08:50

Opening Address

Alderman Janie Finlay

Councillor, City of Launceston; Youngest Female Mayor in Australian History

Councillor Janie Finlay was first elected to the City of Launceston in 2000, and served as Mayor from 2002 to 2005. The youngest female mayor in Australian history, Councillor Finlay resigned from the Council in 2007 to pursue other interests and went on to serve as a Director of NAI Harcourts, Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Metro Tasmania and Chairman of the Launceston Tornadoes. Councillor Finlay was re-elected to the Council in 2014, bringing her experience in the not-for-profit and business sectors back to the City of Launceston. Councillor Finlay has a strong focus on family, maintaining Launceston's unique character, and a passion for good governance. Councillor Finlay is committed to working with leading organisations and community members to see Launceston thrive.

Soroptimist International Launceston​

PENNY TERRY

Creative Director and Telstra Business Women 2016 Award Winner, Healthy Tasmania