The 7th Public Sector Women in Leadership conference will provide inspiration and guidance to aspiring and future leaders to excel in their careers. You will hear presentations and interactive discussions from female and male leaders who are pioneering change on a national and global stage.
Learn practical strategies to
- Become a resilient leader and lead with impact
- Strategically enhance your network and support other women
- Spot new opportunities in an evolving public sector workforce
- Overcome the demands on female leaders and the sacrifices they make
- Work with men to prioritise gender equality
- Senior and aspiring leaders from all levels of Government
- HR, Diversity, Learning & Development, Inclusion and Cultural Change professionals
- Male Champions of Change
- Executive Leadership Teams
Attend to learn:
- Develop key strategies to build your personal & leadership skills
- Overcome barriers facing gender equality & diversity
- Changing the mindset to career planning & flexibility
- Inspiring stories from APS female leaders pioneering change
As Prime Minister Ms Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy, the 12th biggest in the world, during the Global Financial Crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia’s rise. Ms Gillard is the first woman to ever serve as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister. Ms Gillard is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Ms Gillard chairs the Global Partnership for Education, dedicated to expanding access and quality education worldwide. Ms Gillard is chair of the board of directors of Beyond Blue. which is committed to helping Australians understand and manage anxiety and depression. In April 2018, Ms Gillard was appointed Inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College, London.
The Greater Sydney Commission
Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO is an urbanist, businesswoman and philanthropist with a longstanding interest in cities, and technological and social innovation. She chaired the Committee for Sydney from 2012 to 2015 and has been appointed Chief Commissioner of the new Greater Sydney Commission, tasked by the NSW state government to assist in delivering strong and effective strategic planning for the whole of metropolitan Sydney. She was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2003-4 and in 2011 she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, local government and business.
Department of Defence
Rowena Bain is the Assistant Secretary, Culture and People Development Branch at the Department of Defence. Rowena has responsibility for cultural reform, leadership and talent management, diversity and Defence’s entry level programs. Prior to joining Defence, Rowena was the Head of HR at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Rowena has worked in Ministers’ Offices, has been an Executive Officer and worked in a range of corporate roles. Rowena holds a Masters in Public Sector Leadership and is working towards her Organisational Coaching accreditation. Rowena is also a member of the ACT Australian Human Resources Institute Council.
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Sarah Pearson is an internationally experienced innovation practitioner and ecosystem builder, scientist, Board Director, and advocate for collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship. In her current role, inaugural Chief Innovation Officer at DFAT, she is responsible for leading, developing and scaling innovation practice and culture across DFAT, in neighbouring countries, and through whole of government activity.Sarah has held leadership roles of all parts of the innovation system; as a tenured physics academic, global head of innovation at Cadbury, consultant at McKinsey, board Director and CEO of several companies. She has published via TV, radio, books, academic journals, magazines and newspapers, and is an inventor on eight international patents. She was awarded a DPhil from the University of Oxford in particle physics.
What People Are Saying
“The Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference would benefit any emerging or established leader (male or female!) I drew both inspiration and practical tips from two days hearing leaders share their personal and career stories.”ACT Government & 2018 Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference Attendee
Date: 20 Jun 2018 By: Ashleigh Morgan
Gender diversity is in the headlines again, with discussions around the lack of females in senior executive positions, with the ASX’s recently proposed gender targets. An organisation’s success depends heavily on the capability and effectiveness of its leadership team. Without providing equal opportunities for men and women you cannot ensure you are getting the …
Date: 24 Jan 2018 By: Maisie Holder
8 top tips from female public sector leaders Despite the incredible strides made towards gender equality in the last decade, women in senior level positions continue to be significantly underrepresented. For women struggling to overcome professional, personal and structural challenges, we have put together 8 pieces of advice taken from Senior Leaders speaking at the …
Date: 11 Oct 2017 By: Maisie Holder
The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlights that little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now. Here’s a summary of the key findings from the report. Women in OECD countries leave school with better …
Date: 20 Sep 2017 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 …