The Australian Women's Leadership Symposium



Our symposium features a diverse lineup of high-profile thought leaders, recognised for their excellence across business and community leadership.

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome to Country
09:10 - 09:25
Welcome & Opening Comments
Dr Janet Smith (She/Her)

Program Specialist and Lead Facilitator, Women & Leadership Australia

Megan Ibrahim
09:25 - 09:35
Acting General Manager's Welcome
Megan Ibrahim (She/Her)

Acting General Manager, Women & Leadership Australia

Schools Summit Event Page
09:35 - 09:45
Networking Activity
Networking Activity

09:45 - 10:00
Video Address
The Hon Jodie Harrison MP (She/Her)

Minister for Women; Minister for Seniors; Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; Member for Charlestown

10:00 - 10:30
Keynote Address
Tarla Lambert (She/Her)

Editor in Chief, Women’s Agenda; Co-founder, Agenda Media

10:30 - 10:35
Gold Sponsor Address
Australian College of Applied Professions

Gold Sponsor

Morning Tea: 10:35 am -11:00 am

11:00 - 12:25
Panel Discussion

Lunch: 12:25pm - 1:15pm

01:15 - 02:05
Development Session

Dixie Crawford
02:05 - 02:35
Keynote Address
Dixie Crawford (She/Her)

Founder & Director, Nganya; President, Canberra Women in Business

02:35 - 03:00
Award Session
Wendy McCarthy AO (She/Her)

Businesswoman and Activist

Afternoon Tea: 3:00pm - 3:20pm

03:20 - 03:50
Keynote Address
Besa Deda (She/Her)

Chief Economist, Westpac Business Bank, St.George Bank, BankSA, Bank of Melb & BT

03:50 - 04:20
Keynote Address
Antoinette Lattouf (She/Her)

Host; Columnist; Author 'How to Lose Friends and Influence White People; Co-founder, Media Diversity Australia

04:20 - 04:30
Closing Comments
Dr Janet Smith (She/Her)

Program Specialist and Lead Facilitator, Women & Leadership Australia

Tickets sold out

Our Partners


Gold Sponsor

Women's Agenda Logo

Media Partner

Women's Community Shelters Logo

Advocacy Partner

Cook Medical


Supporting Partner

Origin Energy

Supporting Partner

Hear from our attendees

Thought provoking topics, spending a day with powerful and lightminded women. I now feel empowered to speak up and make small radical changes at work. Thank you

Sydney Symposium Attendee

Seeing and hearing from those who achieved greatness in the face of hardship gave me the push to keep going.

Sydney Symposium Attendee

The story telling and the lived experiences are invaluable. It was amazing how these presenters didn't use any PowerPoint but still managed to keep us engaged just by listening to them.

Sydney Symposium Attendee

Join Australia's Premier Women's Leadership Event

This is your moment to redefine what leadership means to you and explore new possibilities for personal and professional growth. Through the lens of shared stories, you’ll witness how other women in leadership have overcome obstacles to forge their own paths. Join us to delve into the collective wisdom of diverse women, create new connections, and find inspiration for your leadership journey.

Inspiration and Empowerment

Get ready to feel refreshed, motivated, and armed with new ideas. Dive into the stories of diverse leaders to gain insight on leadership, equality, and inclusion.

Personal and Professional Growth

This is your chance to pause and reflect on your role as a leader. You’ll leave with a renewed sense of purpose and confidence to tackle challenges head-on.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with like-minded individuals from a variety of industries. Who knows, you might just find your next collaboration partner.

Full Attendance Grants Available
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