Women In Public Sector Leadership Summit 2022

Women In Public Sector Leadership Summit 2022

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26 - 29 July, 2022 Canberra

Why this event

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THE BIGGEST LEADERSHIP EVENT FOR WOMEN IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR RETURNS FOR THE 5TH TIME AS WORKPLACE EQUALITY INDEXES SLIDE BACKWARDS

As we emerge from the pandemic, we can reflect on how the state of women in leadership has changed. Or not changed.

We have national leadership that refused to accept the recent recommendations of the Sex Discrimination Commissioner. We saw the bullying and forced resignation of a capable, senior CEO in parliament for no legitimate reason. We have gone backward in our representation of women in the ASX top 200. We now rank 50th worldwide in the representation of women in the lower house of parliament. We came in at 44th in the Global Gender Gap Index 2020 rankings, slipping five places from the previous year. But wait, there’s more…

The 2021 Global Gender Gap Index places us at number 50, a slip of another six places in merely 12 months – with our projected gender parity blowing out to 135 years.

If that’s not enough, at least half of all women in Australia have experienced sexual harassment, abuse or violence. That’s 1 in 2 that has been sexually harassed, 1 in 3 that has been physically abused, and 1 in 5 that has been sexually abused.

When all the statistics are added up, the enormity of the problem and the slow rate of change are quite frankly, depressing.

 

What can be done?

We can come together to share our ideas, share our stories, listen to those that have trodden the path before us, and take inspiration from those to break barriers and move the bar, each and every day.

Back for its fifth year, the Women in Public Sector Leadership Summit cannot deliver real change, but it does offer the perspectives, advice, and knowledge of women that have made it to the top. Join me at the event that is part inspiration, part education. The focus is to empower you to believe in yourself, put your hand up for opportunities and take your seat at the leadership table. You will learn what it took for our most senior women to flourish, how they stumbled, and most importantly, what they learned along the way so you can put that in your leadership kitbag and thrive.

The summit features inspiring keynotes, career-focused case studies, cutting panel discussions, and interactive workshops from impressive women (and men) from Australia’s Public Sector and beyond.

Shake off the depressing statistics – we must be the change. We must push forward and demand change. We need each other and to learn from one another to enact meaningful change.

 

Join us today!

 

Exclusive 2022 Keynote Sessions From:

Kate Ceberano
The Voice of a Generation and Bona Fide National Treasure
Australian Treasure
Louise Milligan
Walkley Award-winning Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell (MUP)
Reporter, Four Corners, ABC TV. Author of Witness: An investigation into the brutal cost of seeking justice (Hachette)
Bronwyn Field
First Assistant Secretary
Department of Health
Julie Goodwin
First winner of MasterChef, Author, Columnist and Culinary School Director
Julie’s Place
Rosemary Deininger
Deputy Secretary at Department
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Agenda

Pre-Conference Workshops - 26th July 2022

Post-Conference Workshops - 29th July 2022

Conference Day One, 27th July, 2022

Conference Day Two, 28th July, 2022

Benefits of Attending

  • Create Mentally Healthy Workplaces where Everyone Thrives
  • Learn to lead in high stress environments
  • Mentor, sponsor and foster female talent within your organisation
  • Blaze a trail that chatters ceilings
  • Seize the opportunities throughout your career to achieve your goals
  • Harness the strength and resilience to come out on top
  • Take away the unique leadership experiences from women of colour
  • Develop your executive management toolkit and roadmap

Who Should Attend

  • C-suite including CEO
  • EGM, GM, MD of all functional areas
  • Middle Managers
  • Directorship and Board
  • Head of Strategy, Marketing, HR and Operations
  • Aspiring female leaders off all levels of government and the public service
  • Deputy Secretary & Assistant Secretaries

Highlights from the 2019 Women in Public Sector Leadership Summit

Speaker Line-up for 2022:

Kate Ceberano
The Voice of a Generation and Bona Fide National Treasure
Australian Treasure
Julie Goodwin
First winner of MasterChef, Author, Columnist and Culinary School Director
Julie’s Place
Famey Williams
Director, Housing and Client Services
Aboriginal Housing Office
Louise Milligan
Walkley Award-winning Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell (MUP)
Reporter, Four Corners, ABC TV. Author of Witness: An investigation into the brutal cost of seeking justice (Hachette)
Teena Blewitt
PSM, Deputy Coordinator General
National COVID Vaccine Taskforce
Bronwyn Field
First Assistant Secretary
Department of Health
Anntonette Dailey
Executive Director - Operations and Communications
Australian Space Agency
Sandy Pitcher
Secretary
Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (VIC)
Rosemary Deininger
Deputy Secretary at Department
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Emma Hogan
Secretary
NSW Department of Customer Service
Vivien Allimonos
Deputy Secretary, Cabinet, Communications and Corporate
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Georgeina Whelan
Commissioner
ACT Emergency Services Agency
Kate Carnell
Former Family and Small Business Ombudsman, Former ACT Chief Minister
Woman of Change
Liana Buchanan
Principal Commissioner
Commission for Children and Young People (VIC)
Alice Linacre
Chief Counsel Legal Division
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Testimonial From Our 2019 Women In Public Sector Leadership Summit

  • Department of Human Services

“Very interesting with a diverse selection of speakers”

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

“Fantastic day. So many good insights and I am taking away so much from this. I feel confident walking back to my workspace.”

  • Sunshine Coast Council

“Overall a great experience and phenomenal presenters. It is refreshing to attend a conference with so many varying presenters!”

  • SA Health

“I have already emailed my boss to say that this is the best conference I have been to. The range of speakers and experience is fantastic. I have pages of note and have written down reminders of where my focus needs to be. Thank you.”

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

“It was great. A fantastic line up of strong confident successful women that were all engaging.”

  • Department of Defence

“Excellent day. Fantastic insights, each speech was valuable to listen to.”

  • NDIA

“Very insightful with very different perspectives. A lot to take away.”