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Announcing The Women in Public Sector Leadership Summit 2020

Women in leadership public sector

To close the gender gap at the highest levels of leadership in the public sector, The Leadership Institute invites aspiring leaders to engage with role models and ignite their ambition at the Women in Public Sector Leadership Summit 2020 on 19 – 22 May. 


Whether new to the workforce, at a turning point, or looking to step up, women working in the public sector will learn the skills to fulfill their leadership goals. And who’s going to teach them? Women who underwent the same difficult ascent to successfully claim their spot in the executive suite.  


Presenting the keynote speakers and coaches who are leading the conversation at this year’s Women in Public Sector Summit to share the best strategies for increasing the participation of women in leadership opportunities. 



Pip Spence Women In Leadership

Pip has had numerous senior leadership roles throughout her career, including the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She was awarded a Public Service Medal for contributing to the telecommunications regulations reform associated with the implementation of the NBN. Pip will explore the importance of authenticity, integrity and community in leadership. 



Natalie Bassingthwaight Women in Leadership 

One of Australia’s most versatile entertainers, Natalie Bassingthwaighte has achieved enormous success in her well-established career. Actress, rock star and businesswoman, Natalie will discuss how to develop the resilience to stay on top of your game. 



Mary Amiridis Women In Leadership
Mary’s impressive career spans from enforcing criminal justice reforms, fighting crime and violence to leading a complex gambling licensing transition in Victoria. Mary will be speaking about leading from a place of compassion, empathy and vulnerability, and how this is an important requirement of modern leaders who seek to navigate people to a successful future. 



Padma Raman Women in Leadership

Padma Raman has a long-established career committed to protecting and advancing human rights. In 2018, she was awarded a Public Service Medal for her outstanding achievements. The current Chief Executive of Australia’s national human rights institution and the Australian Human Rights Commission, Padma will deliver an important keynote on fostering workplace inclusivity and diversity. 



Brooke Boney Women in Leadership

A proud Gamilaroi Gomeroi woman and the Today Show’s Entertainment Reporter, Brooke has had to overcome much adversity to get where she is now. AtIn the summit, she will be sharing her awe-inspiring success story as the latest break out star of Australian television.  



Ginna Webster Women in Leadership

Ginna has wide public service experience that includes Secretary of the Department of Justice, the inaugural secretary of the Department of Communities and Inspector of the NSW Dog Unit. Ginna is passionate about leadership as the Chair of Tasmania Leader Inc and at the Women in Public Sector Leadership SummitsShe will talk about how to become a strong role model and encourage women in your organisation to embrace challenges and new opportunities. 



Joann Wilke Women in Leadership

Joann Wilkie joined NSW Treasury in February 2019 as Deputy Secretary for the Economic and Financial Management Group. Before she joined Treasury, Joann worked in the Australian Public Service in Canberra for 20 years and during this time, she worked gender policy in the Office for Women. She will deliver a talk on how successful leaders deploy self-awareness by acknowledging their weaknesses and playing to their strengths. 


Women in Leadership Public Sector


Register your spot for The Women in Public Sector Summit 2020! Let our resource speakers help you develop the executive management toolkit to gain a significant career advantage, live up to your full leadership potential and advocate for more women to advance in senior management opportunities. 


Get the full summit experience virtually! Engage with speakers and delegates with the option to enjoy the summit online via LIVE streaming.