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

Canberra Public Sector Women In Leadership Summit

Conference | 30-31 October 2019

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Do you want to grow in confidence to become a courageous and game-changing leader? Does it feel like you’re coming up against invisible barriers and you want steps to overcome them? We all want the same thing – more women equipped for leadership. So how do we get there? 
In 2013, the Women Leaders Institute was created to inspire action and drive change for emerging and established women leaders through business empowerment, leadership and career advancement opportunities. Join the community and find out more at here
We heard you and have designed the global Women in Leadership Summit Series to bring together the most influential and brightest minds to advance women in leadership. 
Be part of the change at the 3rd Annual Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit Canberra. Learn and be inspired by leading corporate and government leaders and engage directly with leadership and performance coaches in focused interactive sessions as you take your career to the next level and realise your leadership potential.    

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Featured Speakers

Emma Sckrabei

Employment Manager, Ginninderry

Winner for 2019 ACT Woman of the Year Award

Kerryn Vine-Camp

Executive Director Western Sydney Unit

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Professor Tanya Monro

Chief Defence Scientist

Department of Defence, Science and Technology

River Paul

Chief Economist and Statistician

Australian Financial Security Authority; 2019 Telstra Public Sector & Academia Award

Colonel Fern Thompson

Director Battlefield Aviation Program

Australian Army

Fiona Grimmer

Marketing Manager

HorizonOne Recruitment; 2019 Telstra Emerging Leader Award

Andi Csontos



Christie Roser

Chief Human Resources Officer

Aristocrat Leisure Limited

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Why Attend

  • Hear from some of ACT’s most inspirational leaders on their personal anecdotes to becoming a leader and learn how you can too. 
  • Overcome self-doubt and imposter syndrome to be a more confident and effective leader. 
  • Sharpen your leadership skills in resilience, negotiation, authentic leadership and leading in an ever-changing environment. 
  • Learn to recruit, coach and mentor the best talent for your organisation. 
  • Embrace feminine leadership and own the strengths women bring to male-dominated industries. 
  • Realise the benefits of effective collaboration between leaders of all stages and ages. 
  • Network with like-minded leaders to share best practice strategies in taking your career to the next level. 

Who Should Attend

Regardless of gender or role – whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, the Women in Leadership Summit Canberra is a valuable platform of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you. 
  • CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Managers and Executives   
  • Human Resources Professionals, Recruitment and Talent Specialists  
  • Diversity and Inclusion Professionals  
  • Women Leadership Programme Managers  
  • Mentors, Mentorship Programme Managers, Sponsors, Coaches  
  • Changemakers championing diversity in the workplace including male allies and advocates 

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Public Sector Women in Leadership Venue


Conference | 30 - 31 October 2019

Rydges Capital Hill Canberra

Address: 17 Canberra Avenue, Forrest, ACT 2603
Conference: Forrest Suite
Workshop: Executive Boardroom 
T: +61 2 6295 3144 
Accommodation: The below link will take you to the Rydges website where you can see all room types and best available rates. Guests are also welcome to call the hotel and book with the reservations team over the phone. 
Parking: Rydges Capital Hill offers secure, undercover car parking for all delegates attending meetings or conferences at the hotel. Car parking is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. On arrival, delegates can park in the main driveway of the hotel and advise the staff member on the Reception Desk that they are attending an Aventedge event. Once parking has been paid and the number plate has been registered, delegates will be given a car park pass to display on their dashboard and advised how to access the car park. A fee of $12.00 per car per day applies.