Harvard Business Schools Boris Groysberg Presents The 2nd Annual
Accelerating the advancement of female leaders & executive teams


Leveraging female talent to take your team & organisation to the next level
After the outstanding success of the 2018 Leveraging Executive Female Talent forum, Professor Boris Groysberg is back by popular demand! Drawing on his extensive experience in organisational behaviour, women in leadership and executive education at Harvard Business School, this unique forum is designed to provide you with the tools to drive organisational performance and executive leadership capability through enhanced female participation.

Professor Boris Groysberg will lead discussion using the HBS case method, an innovative teaching model critiquing actual case studies from top companies around the globe for world-class best practice, combining interactive lecture, video, and small group discussions.

Program outcomes of the Leveraging Executive Female Talent Forum
  • Understand & leverage your personal & executive team leadership strengths
  • Enhance professional skill sets through world-class benchmarking tools, concepts & principles
  • Realign goals & culture to build an inclusive working environment that supports female participation
  • Learn how to overcome the challenges of building a high-performing leadership team
  • Expand your network & learn from like-minded peers from a variety of industries
  Who should attend?

This executive forum is designed for senior and aspiring leaders from corporate, government, healthcare, education and NFPs across Australia including:

  • Executive leadership teams: To enhance the learning outcomes of this forum and better leverage their talent, organisations are encouraged to bring their leadership teams
  • Male change champions: We encourage male change champions who see the value and importance of leadership diversity to join the discussion alongside female leaders
  • Female leaders: This program is designed for female executives and individuals who want to harness their potential and progress their career
  • People strategy leaders: This program is highly beneficial for senior HR, diversity and L&D professionals looking to drive organisational change and development

Attend to learn:

  • Maximise employee capability & executive leadership performance
  • Build an inclusive culture to drive organisational success
  • Enhance performance through increased female participation
  • Apply world-class benchmarking tools & concepts to convert strategy into actionable insights

Key Speakers

Boris Groysberg
Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School


What People Are Saying

  • “I’ve brought my leadership team from around Australia to focus on diversity and inclusion. What I like about Boris’ style is he’s fast moving, very knowledgeable and he includes everybody. Probably my biggest takeaway is how to manage stars within the organisation.”

    Jamie O’Rourke
    National Chairman, RSM Bird Cameron & Attendee of the Leveraging Executive Female Talent Forum 2018
  • “Leveraging Executive Female Talent’ is a highly interactive and engaging seminar. It will give you the insight and confidence to accelerate planning and culture initiatives to create the right preconditions and support to advance female leadership progression.”

    Shelby Robinson
    Australia People Strategy Lead, Publicis Sapient & Attendee of the Leveraging Executive Female Talent Forum 2018
  • “Excellent presenter, fantastic topic, perfect delivery.”

    Alison Rayner
    Deputy Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury & Attendee of the Leveraging Executive Female Talent Forum 2018
  • “It’s great that I’m able to bring my team to this particular event. I love the case study method and the fact that there’s some pre-work that has to be done and group discussion before you come here. It’s a very good event and strongly encourage anyone to come along.”

    Joydeep Hor
    Managing Principal, People and Culture Strategies & Attendee of the Leveraging Executive Female Talent Forum 2018
  • “I like the way the case study is just a base and we drift off in different directions with little anecdotes, but every anecdote comes back to the main theme. It makes it very varied, enjoyable and engaging.”

    Hugo Harmstorf
    Chief Executive Officer, Independent Pricing and Regulatory Authority & Attendee of the Leveraging Executive Female Talent Forum 2018
  • “Boris was an outstanding presenter that really made you challenge yourself and consider all the factors that make a successful business, particularly the benefits that female leaders and influencers can have on your business.”

    Mark Pittman
    General Manager, Government Services, Workers Compensation, Allianz & Attendee of the Leveraging Executive Female Talent Forum 2018
  • “It has been absolutely fabulous for me, an exceptional experience. With Boris’ style of delivering education, it doesn’t matter what level you’re at or what organisation you’re from, you take away a lot of key learnings. For me to develop this across my team will really assist in growing the organisation we hope to be into the future.”

    Kate Tonacia CF OAM
    Chief Executive Officer, Picking Up The Peaces & Attendee of the Leveraging Executive Female Talent Forum 2018


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