My life’s work is dedicated to uncovering and developing human potential and I see so much untapped potential in the world’s women leaders. I believe that advancing gender equity is central to creating a more fair and inclusive society. At a time when we are looking to our leaders for justice and equity, the need for more women in leadership positions is more apparent than ever. 

By creating dedicated spaces for connection, consideration and growth, we offer opportunities for women leaders to begin to realise their own potential. I never tire of witnessing this transformation. It is as exciting and rewarding to me today as it has ever been.

Through Women & Leadership Australia I have been privileged to work alongside some amazingly talented women and truly innovative organisations. Being at the coalface of change and working with organisations to improve equity and inclusivity is incredibly rewarding and humbling.

Although it is disappointing that there is still so much to be done if we are ever to reach true gender equity, with the ongoing fight for change comes huge potential. Through connecting and developing Australia’s women leaders and learning from each other, we have an opportunity to create a powerful groundswell of awareness and action that will help more women succeed in their chosen careers.

I know I speak for the whole of the WLA team when I say we are tremendously passionate about the work that we do and often humbled by the incredible stories we hear. I look forward to learning from and sharing in the experiences of even more women leaders as we continue to champion women’s leadership across Australia.


Kind regards,



Suzi finkelstein

Chief Executive Officer,
Women & Leadership Australia