Standard Rate

Early Bird Rate*
3+ Delegates​
5+ Delegates

$395pp

$295pp
$275pp
$255pp​

08:30 - 08:50   Welcome and Opening COmments

Agenda

launceston

08:50 - 09:10

Opening Address

TBA

TBA

Keep for partner

 

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 & Communication,
Bell Bay Aluminum

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.

penny terry

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

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.

 

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

TBA

 

08:50 - 09:10

Opening Address

TBA

TBA

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.

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.​

LOU CLARK

Principal Advisor Communities & Communication, Bell Bay Aluminum

PENNY TERRY

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

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.

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 2nd, March

Standard Rate      $395pp

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). 

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).

launceston

Leadership FORUM

* Early Bird Rate Ends Friday 22nd March

launceston

Leadership FORUM

friday 5th april 2019

hotel granD chancellor

* Early Bird Rate Ends Friday 22nd March