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Women in Energy & Resources Leadership Summit 2024


21st - 25th, October 2024 / Sydney, AU
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Overview


Empowering you with the network, insights, and skills to excel as a leader

• Step into your role as a dynamic and influential leader
• Connect with a network of effective leaders
• Create a culture of trust that encourages productivity and fuels innovation
• Stay current on trends and lead with a future mindset

Speakers


  • Sally Giannopoulos

    Vice President, Australian Gas

    Woodside Energy
  • Shelley Robertson

    Chief Corporate Officer

    Fortescue
  • Denisha Anbu

    Executive General Manager, Customer Experience

    Sydney Water
  • Francoise Merit-Mechineau

    Chief Financial Officer

    Endeavour Energy
  • Anne Pearson

    Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

    Essential Energy
  • Cloe Kernick

    General Manager, Customer & Market Operations

    Energy Queensland
  • Reneke Van Soest

    General Manager, Transformation

    Santos Limited
  • Linda Whatman

    General Manager, Strategy

    Powerlink Queensland
  • Deborah Brown

    General Manager, Oil & Gas East

    UGL Limited
  • Sophie Naughton

    Executive General Manager, Energy Markets

    Stanwell Corporation Limited
  • Leeanne Chau

    Chief Information Officer

    WaterNSW
  • Sahra Barton

    General Manager, Residential Sales, Marketing & Service

    Origin Energy
  • Suzannah Fletcher

    Group Executive, Governance, Risk & Compliance

    Snowy Hydro Limited
  • Louisa Kinnear

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jacana Energy
  • Megan Jackson

    Head of Engineering

    Tesla
  • Rachel Hussell

    Head of Communications

    Essential Energy
  • Amy Stewart

    Leadership & Organisational Development Specialist

    Amy Stewart Learning and Development
  • Dr Leanne Elich

    Chief Executive Officer

    L.E.C. Leanne Elich Consulting
  • Dr Karen Whittingham

    Director

    Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

Agenda



Workshop

Understand the importance and key characteristics of assertiveness 

- Introduction to assertiveness and how it is linked to successful negotiations

- Explore typical obstacles encountered by women when asserting themselves

- Build self-confidence and develop a positive self-image and self-esteem


Techniques for effective assertive communication

- Non-verbal communication - the importance of body language and tone of voice 

- Strategies to get comfortable expressing opinions and feelings 

- Learn to confidently and respectfully set boundaries and say "No"


Negotiation essentials and strategies for women

- Introduction to negotiation strategy and structure

- Learn practical techniques for optimum success

- Tools to overcome challenges, conflict and how to cultivate resilience  


Elevating performance - analyse, plan, excel

- Analyse performance, identify strengths and weaknesses

- Create and implement an action plan for future negotiations

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

Join Liquid Learning for this kick-off session as we prepare for two days of incredible speakers, senior leaders, expert deep-dives and unmissable panel discussions!

Case Study

Breaking through the mentality of "that's how we've always done it" can be daunting. The first major step is earning trust and convincing people to support the change you're championing. In this session, Francoise discusses the obstacles she has encountered in her career and how she forges relationships to challenge and change the mindsets of others and continuing to advocate for increasing female leadership.

- Cultivate confidence in challenging limiting mindsets

- Leverage your strengths to build credibility

- Develop young leaders within your organisation

  • Francoise Merit-Mechineau Chief Financial Officer Endeavour Energy

Case Study

Leadership is accomplished through experience, an open mind, and continuous learning. In this session, Shelley shares the lessons she has learned and how she continues to use these insights to help make the industry a safe and rewarding place for women and encourage them to pursue their careers in such an exciting industry.

- Be comfortable with uncertainty

- Maximise the potential of your transferable skills

- Pave your way to success

  • Shelley Robertson Chief Corporate Officer Fortescue

Mix and mingle with your fellow leaders over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Expert Commentary

The ability to understand emotional intelligence, recognise its significance and hone those skills is crucial when looking to take the next step. In this interactive session, Amy will cover the foundations of emotional intelligence and delve into the techniques and skills required to improve managing your team in the most productive and effective way possible.

- Emotional intelligence and employee engagement

- Manage interactions using emotional intelligence

- Apply emotional intelligence across facets of leadership

  • Amy Stewart Leadership & Organisational Development Specialist Amy Stewart Learning and Development

Case Study

People who are agile in both mindset and skills are considered to have a greater ability to adapt to new roles. But what does does mean for you? By cultivating agility, you become more resilient and open to new challenges. In this session, Denisha shares how you can see the value in new opportunities and learn to step out of your comfort zone.

- Approach challenges with a proactive mindset

- Commit to life long learning

- Work more effectively to achieve lasting success

  • Denisha Anbu Executive General Manager, Customer Experience Sydney Water

Enjoy a midday lunch break. A time to refresh, refuel, and prepare for a full afternoon of immersive learning and inspiration.

Panel

Whether you call it balance or boundaries we are all trying to navigate, and integrate, our professional and personal lives. But there's no ‘one size fits all’ solution for balancing competing priorities, and sometimes that can lead to feeling overwhelmed or experiencing burnout. This interactive panel brings together senior leaders from across the sector to explore effective work-life integration, and how to use mindful decision-making to align actions with priorities.

- Set boundaries to prioritise what matters most to you

- Adjusting priorities as circumstances change

- Identifying your core values

  • Reneke Van Soest General Manager, Transformation Santos Limited

  • Sahra Barton General Manager, Residential Sales, Marketing & Service Origin Energy

  • Megan Jackson Head of Engineering Tesla

Fireside Chat

You may be hesitant seeking guidance as you navigate the next steps in your career, but you don't have to take the leap by yourself. A mentor can offer invaluable insights, support, and encouragement to help you overcome these challenges. Join Anne and Rachel in this session as they delve into the transformative power of mentorship, discover firsthand how the mentor and mentee can mutually inspire and support each other, fostering growth and achieving new heights together.

- Build your confidence by finding a mentor

- Identify what a mentor means to you

- Learn the benefits of reverse mentoring

  • Anne Pearson Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Essential Energy

  • Rachel Hussell Head of Communications Essential Energy

A quick break to refresh and continue building your network with fellow leaders. Enjoy a light refreshment before finishing day one.

Case Study

Collaboration and inclusion are key to successful leadership but have you even taken a step back to see if this is how you lead? Effective team collaboration leads to higher productivity and engagement, with highly engaged teams regularly outperforming their peers and delivering results. In this session, Deborah reflects on the value of collaborative leadership to her, and how she works to give her team a sense of purpose everyday.

- Leveraging your teams strengths and expertise

- Engaging team members is crucial for effective leadership

- Creating a culture of inclusion

  • Deborah Brown General Manager, Oil & Gas East UGL Limited

Join us for our end of day one networking. Enjoy canapés and drinks whilst getting to know your peers further, build ongoing relationships, and share your highlights of the day.


Welcome back for Day Two - there's a lot to digest from our amazing speakers and action modules so far!


Recap the key learnings and takeaways from Day One, and prep an action plan to maximise your event experience over our jam-packed second day!

Case Study

Building strong working and stakeholder relationships is crucial, and they rely on trust, mutual respect, and influence. Mastering this skill enhances job satisfaction, ensures successful results, and significantly advances your career. Join Sally as she delves into the importance of trust and influence in forming rewarding relationships and offers practical tips to help you get the conversation started!

- Identify your relationship needs and find mutually beneficial goals

- Practical relationship-building skills

- Regularly reflecting on and improving your relationship-building

  • Sally Giannopoulos Vice President, Australian Gas Woodside Energy

Case Study

We find ourselves in an era of unprecedented technological change, but why is this important? Understanding and adapting to this digital revolution is essential for leaders. Hear from Leeanne, the CIO of Water NSW as she shares her best practices on how to leverage the digital landscape to drive success within your teams. Prepare to seize the opportunities that come with digital transformation.

- Develop resilience to navigate change

- Gain a digital edge to lead high-performing teams

- Become an impactful leader

  • Leeanne Chau Chief Information Officer WaterNSW

Mix and mingle with your fellow leaders over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Case Study

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that change is inevitable, and as leaders your teams look to you for guidance and support during times of change. In this session, Louise shares her insights on successfully leading change with purpose, creating a vision for her teams, and achieving desired outcomes amidst large-scale transformations. Drawing on her extensive industry experience, she demonstrates the importance of adaptability and clear direction in navigating rapid change.

- Navigate and guide your teams through periods of transformation

- Maintain focus on overarching goals

- Provide guidance and direction in times of uncertainty

  • Louisa Kinnear Chief Executive Officer Jacana Energy

Case Study

When individuals feel comfortable being their true selves at work, their performance significantly improves. As leaders, it's your duty to create an environment where fear is absent, allowing team members to feel secure enough to innovate, create, and take risks. In this session, Linda shares insights from her career promoting allyship and diversity in the workplace.

- Cultivate a culture of trust and respect

- Promote psychological safety

- Champion your team and lead genuinely

  • Linda Whatman General Manager, Strategy Powerlink Queensland

Enjoy a midday lunch break. A time to refresh, refuel, and prepare for a full afternoon of immersive learning and inspiration.

Panel

Career development is a journey filled with twists and turns, often accompanied by moments of self-doubt and questioning. However, it's crucial to acknowledge your worth and affirm that you earned your role. Finding a career that aligns with your true potential involves seeking guidance, leveraging your strengths, and persisting through challenges. In this panel discussion, leaders will share strategies for knowing when to make career moves and promote your skills.

- Actively seek advice from leaders and peers

- Stay open to new opportunities that may arise 

- Maintain confidence and motivation throughout your career

  • Cloe Kernick General Manager, Customer & Market Operations Energy Queensland

  • Sophie Naughton Executive General Manager, Energy Markets Stanwell Corporation Limited

  • Suzannah Fletcher Group Executive, Governance, Risk & Compliance Snowy Hydro Limited

A quick break to refresh and continue building your network with fellow leaders.

Expert Commentary

As leaders, we are constantly seeking opportunities to enhance our skills, gain a deeper understanding of our team, and boost their engagement. Leaders who grasp the fundamentals of behavioral science can harness this knowledge to establish workplaces that promote employee success, productivity, and contentment. In this informative session, Leanne Elich enlightens us on the key biases within behavioral science that can be applied to elevate your leadership abilities.

- Uncover tools and strategies to overcome barriers through the lens of behavioural science

- Cultivate routines that prioritize trust and psychological safety

- Promote and recognise employee success


  • Dr Leanne Elich Chief Executive Officer L.E.C. Leanne Elich Consulting

Roundtable

We wrap up our inspirational and jam packed two days with this interactive action planning session. This is your chance to table any topic or trend for a final group discussion. Reflecting on the inspiring stories that have been shared, discussing your key learnings with your peers, and creating your action plan for moving forward.

- Reflect on your key learnings from the Summit

- Identify opportunities for career progression and growth

- Create an action plan for your leadership journey

  • Dr Leanne Elich Chief Executive Officer L.E.C. Leanne Elich Consulting

Workshop

Develop self-awareness and authenticity

- Values-based leadership: what it means to be an authentic leader

- Identify personal strengths and potential de-railers as a leader

- Determined the most effective way to utilise your optimal leadership style within the context of your organisation


High level communication, influence and negotiation skills

- Manage emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Develop effective techniques of persuasion, negotiation and influence using coaching skills and “conversational intelligence”

- Build confidence to prepare for and successfully navigate difficult conversations 


Develop self and others with “reflective leadership”

- Understand the benefits of reflective practice 

- Develop skills to engage in reflective practice

- Using reflective practice to improve organisational culture and relationships 


Strategic career progression

- Everyday career management practices and creating a personal leadership plan

- Maximise relationships and build new ones for professional opportunities

- Manage personal branding and visibility effectively

  • Amy Stewart Leadership & Organisational Development Specialist Amy Stewart Learning and Development

Workshop

Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leverage team dynamics to optimise performance

- Challenge, support and empower others to excel 

- Develop strategies to manage uncooperative team members


Drive change and innovation as a leader

- Recognise and overcome obstacles to change

- Learn to trust your intuition, take risks and step outside your comfort zone

- Create a culture of positive change 


Remain productive in a crisis

- Build resilience to thrive under pressure

- Support your team and engage others to deliver

- Debrief after crisis - Provide and accept feedback


Action planning for leadership

- Develop a personalised approach to development that spans short and long-term goals

- Identify and understand personal and organisational challenges 

- Share approaches to move your career forward

  • Amy Stewart Leadership & Organisational Development Specialist Amy Stewart Learning and Development

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Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

36 College Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

02 9361 8400

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