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24th - 25th, March 2020
Sydney, AU

Practical skills for existing & emerging women leaders in accounting & finance


Claire Davis

Claire is an Executive Coach, Leadership Mentor and Board Member. Claire has over 20 years’ experience in Senior Executive and Board roles, following a distinguished career in Finance & Accounting. For the last 11 years she has had the privilege of coaching Executives and Senior Managers, with clients including high profile organisations such as Suncorp, Telstra and Herbert Smith Freehills.

Managing Director, Leadership Performance Coach
Stretch Leaders


- Transitioning from technical specialist to strategic business partner
- Develop your non-technical skills – Management, influencing, presentation & communication
- Being brave & taking risks
- Navigating gender politics in & outside the boardroom, overcoming unconscious bias
- Effective delegation & using the power of leverage
- Demonstrating your authentic leadership style, becoming a role model
- Creating the space to be an effective leader
- Finance role-specific challenges – responding to tighter budgets, productivity, engaging as a strategic business partner


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Women in Finance & Accounting Leadership Workshop

24 Mar - 25 Mar

Women's finance leadership in context with your business
- Characteristics of a valued finance business partner
- Navigate key challenges of finance leaders, negotiating diversity and inclusion biases
- Understand your organisation and how you can have the best impact on finance at its core
- Align your strengths with the expectations of your organisation
From ledger to leader
- Transitioning from technical specialist to strategic business partner
- Utilising your technical knowledge to your advantage
- Converting technical knowledge into strategic value
- Telling the story behind the numbers, gaining stakeholder buy-in

Discovering your unique leadership blend
- Building self-awareness and Emotional Intelligence
- Learning to articulate your personal values so you can lead authentically
- Identify your strengths so you can build confidence
- Begin developing a personalised plan to improve your work-life blend

More than a numbers game - making finance leadership work for you
- Understanding the impact of your strengths and weaknesses
- Learning to get comfortable outside your comfort zone
- Tackling unconscious bias and the realities of gender politics at the executive level

  • Claire Davis Managing Director, Leadership Performance Coach Stretch Leaders

Above-the-line or below-the-line - Creating the space to be an effective leader
- Recognising the seasons in life
- Working out what is important to you
- Learning how to prioritise and set boundaries with integrity
- Resilience and perseverance, self-regulating for balance 

How to thrive as an Emotionally Intelligent finance leader
- How to use mindfulness, hope and compassion to inspire your team
- Conflict handling strategies
- Understanding and managing expectations
- Tackle tough conversations and proactively manage sensitive issues
People management in and out of finance teams 
- Communicating with impact and influence, and tailoring your message to different audiences
- How to effectively get ideas from concept to work-up
- Build trust-based relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
- Focus on individual and team performance to deliver results 
Women in Finance & Accounting think-tank
- Wrap up discussion on key themes and your career action plan
- What will you do differently as a result of this program?
- How to stay on track when other priorities demand attention
- Tools and ideas to navigate obstacles and competing priorities

  • Claire Davis Managing Director, Leadership Performance Coach Stretch Leaders


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Cliftons Sydney

Level 13, 60 Margaret St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

+61 2 9250 0999

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