Develop key leadership skills & strengthen your network to thrive as a female healthcare leader
Conference Date
17th - 20th February 2020
Location
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
Book Now
Secure your place and get the best rates

Overview

Empowering women to advance their careers in healthcare
Women comprise over 70% of the healthcare workforce in Australia, yet represent around 30% of leadership roles and a staggering 13% of C-suite roles. We also know that women make over 80% of the healthcare decisions in the home. With the current movement towards more patient-centric care here in Australia, it is imperative that the leadership within the industry become more representative of that key demographic. Because of this, we have developed the Women in Healthcare Leadership Summit to bring together some of the field’s foremost female leaders and male champions of change. Through interactive sessions, anecdotal presentations and engaging panel discussions, attendees will gain key strategies for progression in the healthcare industry and learn lasting skills to develop a sustainable and fulfilling leadership career.

This year’s theme: From survive to thrive
The healthcare industry is particularly demanding, whether you are just starting out or at the height of your leadership career. With unpredictable hours, high-pressure & high-stress situations, and constant change, how do you overcome obstacles & build a sustainable leadership career? This year, come together with industry leaders from all over the country to help you develop the power, promise and potential to not only survive, but truly thrive as a female healthcare leader.

Learn practical strategies to
  • Overcome obstacles to career progression & build resilience in a stressful environment
  • Elevate your communication skills to motivate & engage staff & clinicians
  • Juggle personal & professional responsibilities even in challenging times
  • Drive innovation & transformation & champion patient-centric care
  • Build stronger professional relationships to underpin your career & foster advancement
  • Make your value visible & lead with influence & impact for a lasting healthcare career

Who will attend?
  • Current, future and aspiring women leaders from all roles in healthcare
  • HR, Diversity, Learning & Development, Inclusion and Cultural Change professionals
  • Male Champions of Change and those looking to better understand the challenges women face in the industry

Attend to learn:

  • Develop an impactful & authentic leadership style to empower staff & clinicians
  • Foster resilience & work/life balance as a female leader in healthcare
  • Overcome obstacles, break through bias & stand out for leadership opportunities
  • Drive change, transformation & innovation to improve patient outcomes
#WomeninHealthcare20  
Show more details

Key Speakers

Kate Munnings
Chief Operating Officer
Ramsay Health Care
Andrew Stripp
Chief Executive
Monash Health
Laura Barnett
Chief Executive Officer
Hirondelle Private Hospital
Teresa Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Local Health District

Sponsors

Blog

  • Date: 24 Jun 2019  By: Criterion Content Team

    Transport is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing sectors for employment, yet it retains one of the lowest figures for female involvement. Although transport and logistics have expanded by 28 percent over the past decade, only 20 percent of the total workforce are women, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This imbalance has …

  • Date: 24 Oct 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    Effective communication is key to becoming a successful leader in the APS. The key difference between a female and male leader is their communication style. Women leaders can be very apologetic and men are quite direct and firm according to Cheryl Alderman Executive & Business Coach, Be Ultimate. “Women leaders will often have a questioning …

  • Date: 17 Oct 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    The Liberal Party has been facing a serious ‘woman problem’. The lack of women representation has dropped since 1996, with women making up just 22 percent of Liberals in federal parliament and for Labor, it is 45 percent. The lower representation of women in the Liberal Party is dragging down the International image of Australia. …

  • Date: 20 Sep 2018  By: Katherine Kingsle

    There are a variety of factors that prevent women from achieving gender parity in the workplace. Personal factors like family obligations affect many women, but for many more, it is the structural and organisational barriers that stand in their way. For women struggling to overcome professional, personal and structural challenges, here are 7 top tips …

Endorsers & Media Partners