Suzi Finkelstein

Chief Executive Officer

“Our work takes me to the coal face, creating a space for our female leaders to connect, identify and challenge the barriers they are facing both internally and externally. I deeply admire the women that I work with. It is so inspiring learning of their experiences, achievements and insights. We witness their empowerment as they discover their true potential. It is their courage, wisdom and ability that take them forward.”

With over twenty years of leadership development experience, Suzi brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as WLA’s Director of Leadership and Advocacy. Over an exceptional career, Suzi has built a reputation for designing and delivering quality professional development with a particular focus on transforming the performance of women leaders and their teams. As a development consultant, Suzi has worked across all levels of leadership and management in partnership with many of Australia's leading organisations.

Working alongside Australia’s highest achieving women, as well as personally guiding hundreds of individual female leaders to career success, has enabled Suzi to develop a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the challenges women face in the workforce today. This extensive insight is critical in enabling Suzi to design and deliver highly impactful development programs with a focus on practical and achievable outcomes.

Passionate about nurturing talent in others, Suzi takes great pride in her work with WLA and is deeply committed to helping more women step up into leadership positions across all facets of the workforce and broader community. She is consistently acknowledged for her ability to connect with diverse audiences and create innovative learning environments focused on inclusivity and collaboration.

Suzi regularly speaks at local and international conferences about her lifelong passion for developing and empowering female leaders. Her academic studies and ongoing research help to inform a rigorous, evidence-based approach to her work.