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 Project Management Leadership Summit 2022. From leading in male dominated environments, to showing up as your authentic self, lessons learned and challenges overcome, you will gain insights from senior leaders and be inspired to lead with confidence.
What should you expect from this summit?
Who will attend?• Current & emerging women in Project Management leadership
• HR, Diversity & Capability professionals & leaders
• Learning & Development leaders
Benefits of attending
- Tap into the valuable lessons learned by women leading large-scale projects and PMOs
- Tackle career and leadership challenges head on and actively seek opportunities for growth
- Hear sincere accounts of resilience, challenge and authenticity from women in the same circumstances as you
- Learn from new role models who established their careers often without any of their own
Author & Motivational Speaker
Leisel’s professional swimming career includes 14 individual world records, 9 Olympic medals – 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 1 Bronze, 7 World Championships titles, 10 Commonwealth Games Gold medals and 23 National titles.
While her medals and world record swims speak for themselves, these days Leisel is driven by a different world changing pursuit. As an author and professional speaker, her mission is to share principles of truth, integrity, and authenticity in life and business.
Leisel shares a very personal journey of what it is to be an Olympian – The joys, as well as the pain. Leisel enjoyed undeniable success in the pool but she was also the victim of public scrutiny and perception. At such a young age pressures to be thin or act a certain way took a toll, and it wasn’t until she was able to unlock authenticity, that she was able to find freedom.
Karen Harfield is currently the General Manager of the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office having joined the Australian Public Service in 2008.
Prior to joining Services Australia, Karen was the First Assistant Secretary for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. In 2011 Karen led the programme of work developing the National Intelligence Fusion Capability that provides sophisticated data analytics and visualisation tools used in multiple cross-government operations and task-forces whilst at the Australian Crime Commission.
Prior to moving to Australia with her family Karen spent sixteen years in UK law enforcement working for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, the National Crime Squad and Warwickshire Police. Karen acquired strategic, project and operational expertise in a variety of roles including intelligence, audit and inspection, investigation, and community policing.
Karen co-authors Covert Investigation published by Oxford University Press (currently writing the 6th Edition). Karen has also co-authored Investigation, Community and Partnerships (OUP 2008).
Jackie is a Project Leader with over 20 years of experience in Portfolio Management, Program Delivery and Business Operations Management. Jackie worked in various countries- US, Malaysia and now Australia for large organisations like Hewlett Packard (HP), Dell, Optus before she decided to call nbn home. Jackie specialises in:
Jackie is currently an Executive Manager in nbn where she leads one of the PMO’s, comprising of a team of program managers, projects managers, Business Analysts, Portfolio manager and PMO governance leads.
A strong believer in the power of people, Jackie is a mentor to women seeking guidance on career development and a coach of people looking to get their foot into project management.
Jackie is passionate about innovation and believes working in hybrid project management & governance frameworks will allow individuals to be equip with various tools and be flexible in their approach. It also ensures that the governance frameworks that we implement is fit for purpose based on business maturity and demand. During her free time, Jackie spends most her time learning new cooking recipes as she can’t travel far to experience good food, and coaching her 2 dogs she adopted.
Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport
Angela is the Project Director for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project. Responsible for the delivery and construction of this multi-billion dollar city-shaping infrastructure project, the new metro service will form the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting travellers with the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the growing region.
Prior to joining Sydney Metro in 2020, Angela was the Senior Project Director working on the Westmead Health Precinct Redevelopment project, a large brownfield campus with a vision to deliver design excellence, innovation, place-making and consumer satisfaction. Angela has also delivered projects in the justice, education and local government sectors and has a Bachelor of Interior Architecture and a Master of Construction Project Management.