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3rd Annual

Women in Leadership Roadshow 2018

Brisbane – Friday 18th May 2018








‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ – Former United States Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright

In 2015 there was still an estimated *80-Years ahead of us before Australia would reach true workplace equality. With significant inequalities in the areas of pay and promotion opportunities, it’s important to realise we need to be more ambitious if we are to bring about equality in our lifetime.

In 2018 the need to take action is paramount if the Public Sector is to make any significant advancements in balancing gender inequality.

Public Sector Network’s 3rd Annual Women in Leadership 1-day Roadshow delivers practical sessions and transferable knowledge to transform your department, showing you how to make a real, and lasting, difference in creating true workplace gender equality.

* EY: Women in Leadership – Speaking Up: in the words of emerging leaders


  • Penny Beeston
    Leadership Coach and Consultant
    Strategic Options
  • Belinda Pritchard
    Executive Director
    UQ Executive Education
  • Cheryl Vardon
    Chief Executive and Principal Commissioner
    Queensland Family and Child Commission
  • Saveria Dimasi
    Deputy Chief Operating Officer
    The University of Queensland
  • Sharon Kelsey
    Former CEO
    Logan City Council
  • Katarina Carroll
    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Christine Castley
    Deputy Director General - Housing
    Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Superintendent Virgina Nelson
    Superintendent Patrols – Assistant District Officer
    Queensland Police Service
  • Elisa Nichols
    Executive Director - Office of the Great Barrier Reef
    Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Corey Allen
    Inspector - Operational Training Services
    Queensland Police Service Academy


Agenda Overview
08:15 Registration and Welcoming Refreshments
09:00 Welcome from the Public Sector Network and Remarks from the Chair
09:15 Keynote: 20+ Years Down the Road: Examining the Journey Towards Gender Equality
09:45 ‘One on One With…’ Public Sector Leaders Interviewed 
10:30 Morning Tea and Networking Break 
11:00 Building a Pipeline of Future Leaders in the Australian Public Sector
11:30 Prioritising Gender Equality Across All the Australian Public Sector
12:00 Panel Discussion: Overcoming the Obstacles Preventing Long-Term Career Success in Australia
12:45 Closing Remarks from the Chair
14:00 Workshop A: You Can’t Lead if You Can’t Talk (Separately Bookable)
15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking Break
15:30 Workshop B: Strategies to Develop Long-Term Career Relevance in the Public Sector (Separately Bookable)
17:00 Conference Ends


Super Early Bird

Public Sector Only
    • Limited Availablity
    • Full Access to Conference
    • Lunch and refreshments provided
    • Workshops Separately bookable


Public Sector Only
    • Full Access to Conference
    • Lunch and refreshments provided
    • Workshops Separately bookable

UQ Buisness School – Ground Floor/293 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

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