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3rd Annual

Women in Leadership Roadshow

Brisbane | Sydney | Melbourne | Hobart | Adelaide | Perth | Darwin | Canberra








‘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


  • Case-study driven
  • 8 Locations
  • 500+ Attendees across the series
  • 2 Sell-out workshops


  • Develop pipelines of future leaders
  • How government are prioritising gender equality
  • Overcome obstacles preventing long-term career success
  • Discussions with some of Australia’s leading political women


  • C-Suite Executives
  • Mid-level and Frontline Managers
  • Workplace Diversity and Inclusivity Managers
  • Up and coming leaders
  • Gain insight into setting appropriate targets and reporting structure
  • Hear exclusive One-on-One discussions with some of Australia’s leading political women on their journey to the top in a male-dominated industry
  • Learn to develop strategies to create pipelines of future leaders
  • Examine how the public sector is prioritising gender equality across all three tiers of government
  • Discuss how to design successful parental leave and return to work programs
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Mid-level and Frontline Managers
  • Directors and Managers of Human Capital
  • Workplace Diversity and Inclusivity Managers


  • Virginia Haussegger
    Director, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation
    University of Canberra
  • Prof. Meredith Edwards
    AM, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation
    University of Canberra
  • Her Excellency Menna Rawlings
    High Commissioner
    British High Commission
  • Prof. Mark Evans
    UC Director
  • Prof. Helen Sullivan
    Crawford School, ANU
  • Gordon de Brouwer
    Former Secretary
    Department of the Environment and Energy
  • Glenys Beauchamp
    Department of Health
  • Amy Haddad
    Assistant Secretary Principal Gender Specialist, Gender Equality Branch
    Department of Foriegn Affrairs and Trade
  • Carmel McGregor
    PSM, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation
    University of Canberra
  • David Morrison AO
    Lieutenant General (Retd) and Chair
    Diversity Council Australia


Agenda Overview for the Roadshow
08:15 Registration and Welcoming Refreshments
09:00 Welcome from the Public Sector Network and Chair
09:15 Keynote Address: 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
13:00 Lunch and Networking Break
14:00 In Conference Workshop A: You Can’t Lead if You Can’t Talk  (Separately Bookable)
15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking Break
15:30 In Conference Workshop B: Strategies to Develop Long-term Career Relevance in the Public Sector  (Separately Bookable)
17:00 Conference Concludes



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Super Early Bird

Public Sector Only
    • Limited Availablity
    • Access to Full Conference
    • Luch and Refreshments Supplied


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    • Lunch and refreshments provided

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