Business empowerment, leadership and career advancement for aspiring and established women leaders

Discover your leadership potential, and take away the essential tools for genuineness and authenticity in leadership

Conference | 6th – 7th June 2018       View Full Programme
Workshop   | 8th June 2018                  View Full Workshop     
Public Sector Women in Leadership brings together Australia’s top government and corporate figures to provide you with valuable insights and an unmissable opportunity to meet and network with like minded women. The event will empower female leaders from all departments and agencies; but the event is not just for the public sector, it will inspire, motivate and empower women from all sectors of Australian industry. 
While we celebrate the development and success of aspiring and established women leaders of Australia, the issues surrounding gender equity continue to linger. The agenda tackles the challenges of gender equity, and also looks to assist women in achieving leadership goals. 
SEVEN Reasons to attend
  1. Be inspired by women leaders from the world of Government, Finance & Professional Services, Infrastructure & Development, Media, Technology…

  2. Hear the personal stories of everyday women leaders 

  3. Discover the essential techniques required to cope with challenges in the 21st Century workforce

  4. Learn practical strategies for resilience and success

  5. Gain valuable insights on how to be an assertive and effective leader

  6. Understand the frameworks of cross-cultural and intergenerational leadership 

  7. Learn how to identify and groom the future leaders of your organisation

New World Leadership Workshop  


Workshop | 8th June 2018

Leaders of today require a new array of capabilities to be truly successful.  With leadership and the workplace changing dramatically and organisations placing increased demands on their leaders, it is essential that today’s leaders evolve to a whole new level.
Leading this year’s Public Sector Women in Leadership Workshop on June 8th, Sarah Young returns by popular demand.
Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to learn essential branding and networking tips for success, and gain valuable insights on how to be an assertive and effective leader. 
Key learning objectives:
  • Develop your personal emotional intelligence (EI) to effectively lead others

  • Learn about and start to cultivate a ‘Growth Mindset’

  • Become an inclusive and authentic leader to build a fair and value driven culture

  • Create a sound stress management plan for challenging times and find your ideal work-life integration

Public Sector Women in Leadership Top Speakers

Leigh Sales

Award-Winning Journalist and Author; Host

ABC 7:30

Meegan Fitzharris

Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research; Transport Canberra and City Services; Health and Wellbeing

ACT Government

Lin Hatfield-Dodds

Deputy Secretary, Social Policy

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Kylie Bryant

First Assistant Secretary, National Security Division

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Suzanne Tunks

2018 Australian of the Year ACT Local Hero

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation

Alison Purvis

Director of Projects Governance and Support

Access Canberra

Professor Elanor Huntington

Dean of Engineering and Computer Science

Australian National University

Cherie Hughes

Chief Operating Officer of Transport Canberra and City Services

ACT Government

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Public Sector Women in Leadership Partners

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Why attend Public Sector Women in Leadership? 

  •  Leigh Sales
Award-winning journalist and author Leigh Sales emcees this year’s incumbent event. The highly sought-after host of ABC 7:30 brings her quick wit and in-depth knowledge of current affairs to the table, taking the conversations to new levels.

  • Public vs Private Sector Leadership Panel
The country’s top women leaders from the Dep PMC, the ACT Government, IBM, Accenture and BlackRock come together to discuss the approaches and strategies for achieving organisational and personal success. Join Leigh Sales as she reveals how these trailblazers are changing the dynamics of their workplace.
  • Ministerial Address
Meegan Fitzharris joins this year’s event to celebrate the progress of the ACT’s women in leadership. Hear the Yerrabi electorate share the value of diverse and inclusive leadership, and her message to all leaders of Australia.
  • Australian of the Year Awards ACT Local Hero Winner
Suzanne Tunks tells her extraordinary story of overcoming heartache and adversity. After spending half of her daughter’s short life in the hospital, the community champion now commits to helping families and children in similar situations.
  • Millennial Panel
Are millennials the “snowflake generation” or agents of change? Pick the brains of Australia’s future leaders and learn the approaches and strategies to bridge the intergenerational divide in this featured panel.
  • Interactive Coaching
Engage first hand with the ACT’s top leaders and performance coaches in this interactive session. Pick up essential branding and networking tips for success, and gain valuable insights on how to be an assertive and effective leader.

Who should attend Public Sector Women in Leadership? 

Regardless of gender or role – whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, the Public Sector Women in Leadership is a valuable source of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.
  • Directors, Executives and Managers across all industries
  • Human Resources and Workforce Planning
  • Diversity and Inclusion Managers
  • Women’s Leadership Program Managers
  • Established, emerging and aspiring women leaders 
  • Male leaders looking to implement change on an organisation level



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Public Sector Women in Leadership Venue

Hyatt Hotel Canberra 
A Park Hyatt Hotel 
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla 

Room: The Canberra Room  
Workshop Room: Centenary 2
T: +61 2 6270 1234

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