The Australian Women's Leadership

Symposium

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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.

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.

Previous Speakers

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

WLA Speakers - Julia Gillard

JULIA GILLARD AC

WLA Speakers - Cathy Freeman

CATHY FREEMAN OAM

WLA Speakers - Nyadol Nyuon

NYADOL NYUON OAM

EM RUSCIANO

WLA Speakers - Yasmin Poole

YASMIN POOLE

WLA Speakers - Tasneem Chopra

TASNEEM CHOPRA OAM

WLA Speakers - Ellie Cole

ELLIE COLE OAM

MAGDALENA SIMONIS

JULIA ZEMIRO

SHRUTI GANERIWALA

ALEX BLACKWELL

LORRAINE FINLAY

CATHY NGO

ELIZABETH PROUST AO

DR CAROLINE HUGHES

LYDIA TESEMA

CHRISTINE CLARKE

ASTRID JORGENSEN

CANDICE (YEONG) LAM

THE HON NATALIE HUTCHINS MP

DR BRIONY SCOTT

Bree Gorman

WLA Speakers - Cheryl Praeger

CHERYL PRAEGER AC

DR MELLISSA NAIDOO

I felt extremely inspired after this event. This was by far the best event I have ever attended. The structure of the event, to the clever agenda that flowed so well, even down to the small details of having a working book with space to write against each speaker - this was a dream for me!

Ashlee
Melbourne Symposium Attendee

Spending a day with powerful and likeminded women I now feel empowered to speak up and make small radical changes at work. Thank you.

Jackie
Sydney Symposium Attendee

This is my second year attending and the quality and content from the amazing presenters far exceeds any other conferences I have attended. The balance of presenters and the care and consideration of the content is evident in the quality event!

Lilly
Brisbane Symposium Attendee
Our 2024 Symposiums

MAY

10

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Canberra

Ngunnawal Country

MAY

24

InterContinental Adelaide

Adelaide

Tarndanya

JUN

14

Intercontinental Sydney

Sydney

Warrane

JUL

19

Hotel Brisbane

Brisbane

Meeanjin

AUG

9

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Melbourne

Naarm

Join the Conversation

Covering critical topics like gender equity, inclusion, leadership, career advancement, and life fulfillment, the symposiums offer an opportunity for women to connect, gain insights, share experiences, and draw inspiration.
The Symposiums are designed to provide a psychologically safe space centred on the voices and experiences of women and gender-diverse people. People of all genders are welcome to attend.
Full Attendance Grants Available
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Our Partners

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Government of SA - Office for Women

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