Conference Date
21st & 22nd July 2020
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Inspiring women to seize opportunity, lead change & advance their careers
Women continue to be under-represented in banking and financial services leadership despite increasing emphasis on equality and the strength of the business case for gender diversity. While overall employment is near parity, as career level rises, female representation declines. Even though there are many systemic and cultural factors at play, many talented and strong women are breaking into senior leadership and paving the way for future leaders in the process. They know that the fastest way to reach true equality is with strong female leadership creating role models, pathways, mentors, sponsors and influencing organisational decision-making for the good of the business and society as a whole.

Women in Banking & Financial Services Leadership is a comprehensive and inclusive, educationally-focused program over two virtual conference days. Designed to inspire, empower and inform, it will place particular focus on what women in senior leadership roles have learned on their journey, what advice they have for emerging leaders, the core skills of successful contemporary leaders, and what needs to be done to overcome institutional barriers to women in banking and financial services leadership. Featuring keynotes, case studies and interactive discussions by CEOs and Senior Leaders from some of Australia’s strongest banks and financial services organisations.

Who will attend?
This event is designed for senior and aspiring leaders from banking and financial service firms across Australia including:
  • Female Leaders - Designed for female executives and individuals who want to harness their potential and progress their careers
  • Executive Leadership Teams - To enhance the learning outcomes of the event and better leverage their talent, organisations are encouraged to bring their leadership teams
  • People Strategy Leaders - This program is highly beneficial for senior HR, diversity and L&D professionals looking to drive organisational change and development
  • Male Change Champions - We encourage male change champions who see the value and importance of leadership diversity to join the discussion alongside female leaders

What can I expect from a virtual conference?
Even though we are going virtual don’t worry - you won’t miss out on any of the benefits of a face to face event!
Here’s what you can expect.
  • Highly interactive learning - Designed to give you all the same interactive and hands-on learning experiences you would normally expect, you won’t be a passive observer at this conference. Be an active participant through small group breakout sessions, Q&A, panel discussions and share your opinion through live polling
  • Networking opportunities -  Make new connections with your peers
  • On-demand content - Can't make every session? We recommend that you join as many sessions live as possible, but all of the digital content will be recorded and available on demand as part of your live stream package!

Attend to learn:

  • Be an authentic, engaged and inspiring leader
  • Overcome barriers to leadership and maintain resilience
  • Take risks, back yourself and communicate your value
  • Navigate work-life balance and senior leadership
  • Seize opportunity in the new banking and financial services climate
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Key Speakers

The Hon. Anna Bligh AC
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Banking Association
Susan Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer
Mortgage Choice
David Atkin
Chief Executive Officer
Cbus Super
Van Le
Co-Founder & Executive Board Director
Xinja Bank