Unpacking unconscious bias for an inclusive, diverse & empowered public sector
Conference Date
15th & 16th November 2016
Canberra Rex Hotel
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The disparity between the number of women in the public sector and the number of female leaders in the public sector is an alarming statistic and one that should be of deep concern to men and women alike.

The ingrained organisational barriers that women are faced with seriously limit their ability for progression. Without providing equal opportunities for men and women across the APS we cannot ensure we are getting the best leadership available.

This conference will deliver methods to provide equal opportunity for all of your workforce. Through inspirational messages from women who have overcome adversity and men who are championing change, you will leave this conference ready to settle for nothing less than inclusion.

Find out more about our upcoming 2017  Women in Leadership - ACT conference.

Attend to learn:

  • Create an inclusive working environment

  • Overcome barriers for female progression

  • Secure buy in from men and senior staff

  • Fast track your own career progression

Key Speakers

Julie McKay
Gender Advisor to the Chief of Defence
Department of Defence
Sarah Court
Greg Mullins
Fire & Rescue NSW
Kathryn Southgate
Sector Lead - Government
State of Matter


What People Are Saying

  • “Excellent conference, inspirational speakers. I was completely engaged for two days. I met some amazing people and made great connections who I intend to keep in touch with.”

    Aggie Marek
    Director, ACCC, attendee of the 2016 Public Sector Women in Leadership conference


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