Empowering men & women to drive workplace diversity & inclusivity
Conference Date
16th & 17th May 2017
Royal on the Park Brisbane
Early Bird - Save $300
Book by 07/04/17


Women account for more than 50% of Queensland’s population...

And yet, despite many developments for women in the workforce, we have a long way to go before gender equality is reached.

Australian women still earn 20% less than their male counterparts, hold only 15% of all CEO equivalent positions, and half have experienced workplace discrimination relating to pregnancy or parental leave.

Following the government’s drive to increase female participation and leadership across the state, this conference will provide a forum for current and aspiring public sector leaders - both female and male - to share their journeys, build support networks and develop their personal and professional skillsets.

This conference will focus on:

  • Enhancing personal and professional skillsets
  • Developing opportunities for female indigenous, youth and rural leadership
  • Leading organisational growth and change
  • Seeking out new opportunities and overcome barriers to career progression
  • Working alongside men to champion workplace equality

Who will attend?

Male & female senior or aspiring leaders as, well as champions of change from Queensland’s:

  • State Government Departments & Agencies
  • Local Government
  • Hospital & Health Services
  • Universities
  • Community Groups

Attend to learn:

  • Enhance personal & professional skillsets
  • Seek out new opportunities & overcome barriers to career progression
  • Work alongside men to champion workplace equality
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Key Speakers

Jen Howard GS Criterion
Jennifer Howard MP
Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier
Queensland Parliament
Steve Gollschewski GS Criterion
Steve Gollschewski
Deputy Commissioner Specialist Operations
Queensland Police Service
Ros Bates GS Criterion
Ros Bates MP
Shadow Minister for Communities, Women & Youth, Child Safety & the Prevention of Domestic & Family Violence, & Shadow Minister for Disability Services & Seniors
Queensland Parliament
Catherine Ball GS Criterion
Dr Catherine Ball
World of Drones Congress


What People Are Saying

  • “The Queensland of the future is a place where society’s diversity is celebrated, women’s rights, interests and wellbeing are promoted, and men and women enjoy equal opportunity and participation.”

    ~ Office for Women, Dept of Communities, Child Safety & Disability Services.


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