About the Symposiums

The Australian Women's Leadership Symposiums are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women in the contemporary workforce. Held annually, in every state and territory, the Symposiums have been running for over ten years and have become the most highly attended women's leadership events in the country.

The Symposiums are a valuable opportunity for female leaders to come together to hear from an exceptional line up of inspirational guest speakers and explore topics including gender equality, leadership, career advancement and life fulfilment. Women from every sector, industry, background and level attend the Symposiums each year, and this diversity allows participants to learn from each other’s experiences and be empowered to move forward on their leadership journey.

Supporting leadership development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women​

The grants will be awarded to current and aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who play active roles at the community, local and state levels, and who would otherwise be unable to attend the Symposiums due to a lack of funding or employer support.

Grants are awarded to current and aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who play active roles at the community, local and state levels, and who would otherwise be unable to attend the Symposiums due to a lack of funding or employer support.

The purpose of the grants is to ensure the views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are represented at the events and help support the development of strong and effective leadership across Australia’s Indigenous communities.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ATTENDANCE GRANTS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ATTENDANCE GRANTS HAVE NOW CLOSED.​

Each year Women & Leadership Australia awards a number of attendance grants for the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. In 2018 Women & Leadership Australia awarded $100,000 worth of Attendance Grants. ​

Angela Young

General Manager - Policy and Research, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Joann Russo

Committee Member, Different Tribe 1 Community Group & Arts Worker, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre