Celebrating lived experiences and inspiring leadership journeys beyond barriers
Conference Date
21-22 March 2023
Early Bird - Save $300
Book by 10/02/23


Be inspired, break stereotypes & lead with confidence
Like most workplaces, the Australian Public Service has its fair share of cultural “bamboo” glass ceilings, systemic barriers and biases and perceived stereotypes that impact women of colour in attaining EL and SES Roles. Current statistics show that nearly 60.2% of the APS are women, with more than 50% of women now in senior executive services (SES) for the first time. While women are making significant progress towards equality, it is imperative to embed an intersectional lens to remove barriers for all women including women of colour from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

Hear inspiring women of colour leaders who are championing for change, navigating personal challenges and embracing their individuality and cultural identity to become leaders in their own right. The first National Public Sector Women of Colour Leadership & Allyship Summit 2023 will bring together inspirational stories of leadership from women of colour across the public sector and highlight the need for a broader cultural diversity agenda that addresses the issues and barriers faced by women of colour that hinders their progress.

Who will attend

  • Current and emerging Women of Colour Leaders
  • Current and emerging leaders who identify as Allies to Women of Colour and the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community (CALD)
  • Officer & Manager through to Director & SES
  • HR, Diversity & Capability Professionals & Leaders
  • Diversity and Inclusion Managers, Leaders & Officers
  • Members of CALD Networks in the Public Sector
  • CALD Champions
  • Group Discounts

  • 5+ save 10%
  • 9+ save 15%
  • 12+ save 20%
  • Benefits of attending

    • Hear first hand accounts of resilience and authenticity from women of colour in public sector leadership
    • Gain real, candid advice from WoC allies and diversity experts on levelling the leadership playing field and championing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment
    • Tackle career and leadership challenges head on and actively seek opportunities for growth
    • Learn about the challenges the women of colour community is facing in the public sector context and what can be done to overcome them
    • Be inspired by the lived experiences of trailblazing and motivational women of colour
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    Key Speakers

    Yemi Penn (she, her)
    TEDx Speaker, Entrepreneur
    Transformation Thought Leader & Author
    Captain Mona Shindy CSC (she, her)
    Reserve Naval Officer, Royal Australian Navy, Australia’s First Muslim Navy Captain and Engineer
    Author, Shattering Identity Bias
    Todd Fernando (he/him)
    Proud Kalarie man and
    Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities
    Kathrina Lo (she/her)
    NSW Public Service Commission

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