Empowering individuals & organisations within our Public Service to drive the advancement of women
Conference Date
18th-19th October 2016
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Without diverse and empowered leadership, the productivity of our public service is greatly diminished. Women in the public service face inflexible work environments, unconscious bias and a lack of support in workplace culture.
Premier Mike Baird has committed to achieving 100% flexibility across all positions within the New South Wales public service by 2019.

Now is the time for organisations to take a proactive approach to break down barriers to female leadership.

Have you unlocked your full leadership potential?

This conference will explore the inspirational stories of women who have broken through barriers to lead our public service organisations, as well as those men and women championing change to drive greater gender equity.

Who will attend?  


Senior & aspiring leaders as well as champions of change from:

  • State departments & agencies
  • Local government
  • Universities

Attend to learn:

  • Identify & develop your unique leadership capabilities

  • Influence change within your organisation

  • Develop an action plan to tackle inequality

  • Hear from inspiring women and men leading our public service & championing change!

Key Speakers

The Hon. Jillian Skinner
Minister for Health
NSW Parliament
Tim Reardon
Transport for NSW
Dr Kathy Baker
Director Leadership & Values
NSW Public Service Commission
Tim Baker
Deputy Secretary
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & the Environment


What People Are Saying

  • “Excellent conference – inspirational speakers – I was completely engaged for two days”

    Aggie Marek, Director, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Public Sector Women in Leadership Canberra, June 2016


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