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3rd Annual

Women in Leadership Roadshow 2018

Melbourne – Thursday 24th 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


  • Rebecca McKenzie
    Chief Executive Officer
    City of Glen Eira
  • Louise Adler AM
    Chief Executive Officer
    Melbourne University Publishing
  • Agata Jarbin
    Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary
    State Trustees Ltd
  • Jerril Rechter
    Chief Executive Officer
    Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
  • Sally Curtain
    Strategic Director of Customer Focus and Innovation
    City of Casey
  • John Howe
    Director, Melbourne School of Government
    Melbourne University
  • Jill Gardiner
    Deputy Secretary - East Division
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Avega Bishop
    Gender Advisor
    Care Australia
  • Lousie Gartland
    Executive Director People and Culture


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
15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking Break
15:30 Workshop B: Strategies to Develop Long-Term Career Relevance in the Public Sector
17:00 Conference Ends


Super Early Bird

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


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

Melbourne School of Government, 10th Floor, Melbourne Law Building, 185 Pelham St, Carlton, Vic. 3053

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