Turn inspiration into action and build your leadership future
Conference Date
Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th November 2021
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Be inspired and gain the tools to lead with confidence
Women make up 60% of the APS, with the majority of these women holding positions at a classification of EL2 and below, peaking at the APS4 level where 70% of positions are held by women. To break this apparent glass ceiling, almost every department and agency has set ambitious targets to appoint women to senior leadership roles, which means that there is currently a tremendous opportunity for you to move further into leadership.

Stepping up your leadership can be daunting, and the leaders we look up to can seem superhuman from the outside. It’s easy to forget that they are just ordinary people, and that they have learned to harness their strengths and gained their own wisdom to achieve extraordinary things. Gain their wisdom and learn how you can harness your strengths at the Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2021. Join us to gain insights from senior leaders, share experiences with your peers, hear incredible stories of courage and be inspired to lead with confidence.

What should you expect from this summit?

• VIP and sector keynotes, case studies, fireside chats and interactive panel discussions detailing the challenges overcome and lessons learned by women in the upper ranks of leadership
• In depth seminars with practical toolkits to boost your communication and put your learnings from the conference into action
• Interactive group networking sessions with peers from across the sector who face the same circumstances as you
Excellent connectivity and a tailored online experience facilitated by our premier conference platform and experienced IT, AV and delivery teams

Who will attend?

• Current & emerging female leaders from all types of government organisations
• Manager through to C-Suite, Commissioner & Secretary
• HR, Diversity & Learning & Development Professionals & Leaders

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Benefits of attending

  • Tap into the valuable lessons learned by senior women in public sector leadership
  • Tackle career and leadership challenges head on and actively seek opportunities for growth
  • Be inspired by the first hand accounts of trailblazing and motivational women
  • Hear stories of vulnerability, authenticity and resilience from senior APS leaders
  • Learn from new role models who established their careers often without any of their own
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Key Speakers

Hon Julie Bishop
Chancellor Australian National University &
Former Foreign Minister of Australia
Turia Pitt
Engineer, Athlete
Motivational Speaker & Author
Kimberly Jackson
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Readiness
U.S. Department of Defense
Hoa Wood
Deputy Commissioner, Individuals and Intermediaries
Australian Taxation Office

What People Are Saying

  • ‘An excellent choice of high calibre speakers who spoke from the heart. Great access to learnings that you can’t get from books and rarely from the workplace without years of hardship and experience.’

    Senior Lawyer, ASIC, July 2021
  • ‘The experience was outstanding. The speakers were genuine, authentic, open and courageous. The ability to make comments in the chat and see what others were thinking in the moment really heightened the experience for me.’

    Program Manager, Department of Industry Science Energy and Resources, November 2020
  • ‘This conference wasn’t just personal stories, but instead actionable take-away concepts and ideas.’

    Contract Manager, Department of Defence, November 2020