The Women in Regulation Leadership Summit 2022 will connect you with like minded women from across Australia and inspire you to become the leader you are meant to be. Join the women who are changing the paradigm of leadership in the regulatory environment and understand their personal journeys, war stories and tips for success.
From leading through disruption to showing up as your authentic self, this unique event is an opportunity for female leaders to share lessons learned and show you that it is possible to close the gender balance gap for women in regulation.
What should you expect from this virtual conference?
- VIP and sector keynotes, case studies, fireside chats and interactive panel discussions detailing the challenges overcome and lessons learned by women in regulation in leadership
- In depth workshops with practical toolkits to improve your emotional intelligence and confidence
- 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 and emerging women in leadership across all federal, state regulators and regulatory agencies, government departments and associations in Australia and New Zealand.
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Benefits of attending
- Hear sincere accounts of resilience, challenges & authenticity from women in the same industry as you
- Tackle career & leadership challenges head on & actively seek opportunities for growth
- Hear from women in leadership across multiple regulators in Australia
- Develop an authentic leadership brand & stay true to your values
- Opening Keynote: Breaking through the regulatory glass ceiling for better community outcomes
- VIP Keynote and Q&A: Any ordinary day: Blindsides, resilience and what happens after the worst day of your life
- Zoom Networking Activity: Connect with your peers & share your leadership wisdom
- Fireside Chat: What male allies can do to support women in regulatory leadership
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Leigh Sales AM is a multi award-winning author and journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and currently anchors the network’s prime time current affairs program 7.30.
She is the face of the ABC’s major events coverage, including federal election and budget nights. She has interviewed every living Australian Prime Minister and innumerable world leaders and celebrities from Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair to Paul McCartney and Elton John.
Leigh has held numerous roles at the ABC, including as Washington Correspondent, and is a three-time winner of Australia’s highest journalist prize, the Walkley Award.
She’s the author of three books, the most recent being national bestseller Any Ordinary Day.
Leigh also co-hosts a wildly popular podcast with Annabel Crabb called Chat 10 Looks 3. It attracts hundreds of thousands of downloads monthly and has an associated facebook group with almost 40,000 members.
In 2018, Leigh was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to Journalism. She has a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of International Relations and was awarded Deakin University’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Better Regulation Red Tape Commissioner
Anna Cronin is Victoria’s first Commissioner for Better Regulation (appointed in 2015) and also Red Tape Commissioner (appointed in 2018).
Anna started her career as an economist in the Federal Government and has also held senior executive positions in the Victorian and Western Australian Governments.
She has considerable experience in regulatory issues across many policy areas, including in agricultural and mining regulatory and approvals frameworks. Anna was CEO at the National Farmers’ Federation for 5 years and was responsible for the management and co-ordination of the regulatory approvals for some of the world’s biggest iron ore and oil and gas projects when she was a senior bureaucrat in the Western Australian Government. In 2019, Anna led the Victorian Government’s review into planning and building approvals and is now chairing the Expert Panel advising the Victorian Government on the current review of the building system, including legislation and regulators.
Anna was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for services to rural leadership. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne.
Essential Services Commission
What People Are Saying
“Attending this event reminded me why it is so important to sometimes step away from the ‘business as usual’ grind , and to think about the kinds of leadership we aspire to. What an inspiring and insightful line-up of speakers.”Assistant Director, Commonwealth Ombudsman, November 2021
“Beyond brilliant! Not just inspiring leaders sharing their leadership approach – practical, innovative ideas for making change within an organisation.”Senior Analyst, Department of Home Affairs, November 2020
“This was a fantastic summit. It was so refreshing and validating to hear so many women in senior leadership roles share so many similar fears and challenges, whether past or present. It was the encouragement, push and wake up call I needed to reassess my priorities.”Departmental Officer, Department of Health, September 2021