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4th WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ONLINE

21st - 25th, March 2022
Virtual / Streaming

Find your Passion and Purpose - unlock your true potential as a leader!

Overview

- Insights and inspiration from senior women leaders
- Unleash your full leadership potential by understanding your purpose and passion
- Build mental mechanisms for personal and professional success
- Future-proof your skill-set and advance your career

Speakers

Naomi Simson

Known as entrepreneur and business leader; Naomi co-founded the Big Red Group (BRG) with business partner David Anderson in 2017.


Naomi is a passionate supporter of Australian business, a prolific blogger and business commentator, and appeared as the #RedShark in four seasons of Shark Tank Australia.


A true business leader and influencer, with more than 2.9 million LinkedIn followers, Naomi is Australia’s most followed person on the business networking platform. She has authored two best-selling books Live What You Love, and Ready to Soar, and is an engaging and insightful speaker.

Founding Director
RedBalloon

  • Deborah Terry

    Vice Chancellor

    University of Queensland
  • Kylie Freeland

    Director, Supply Chain and Sustainability, ANZ

    McDonald's
  • Amber Collins

    Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager, Customer Strategy & Portfolio Development

    Australia Post
  • Karen Negus

    Managing Director, ANZ Service Provider

    Cisco Australia
  • Jenelle McMaster

    EY Oceania Deputy CEO & Oceania Markets Leader

    Ernst & Young
  • Ana Bordeianu

    Group Executive, Customer Operations and Shared Services

    TPG Telecom
  • Natalie Craig

    Chief Legal & Commercial Officer

    Cushman & Wakefield
  • Carolyn Bollaci

    Head of Media, Australia & New Zealand

    Facebook
  • Frances Martin

    Vice President, Operations and Enablement

    Optus
  • Marietta Ouzas

    Senior Director A&R

    Sony Music Australia
  • Jennifer Stephenson

    Director, Space Acquisitions Projects Office

    Department of Defence
  • Emma Pilbeam

    General Manager, Professional Services

    Downer
  • Rochelle Reynolds

    General Manager, Customer Operations

    V/Line
  • Kim Bui

    Director, Digital Acquisition, e-Commerce, & Growth

    Telstra
  • Joann Wilkie

    Deputy Secretary, Economic & Financial Management Group

    NSW Treasury
  • Clare Pearson

    CEO

    Little Wings
  • Valerie Griswold

    Executive Director, Better Regulation Division

    Department of Customer Service NSW
  • Dr Karen Whittingham

    Director

    Impact Psychology Pty Ltd
  • Ale Wiecek

    Founder and Chief Empathy Officer

    Sqr One
  • Jo Wise

    Leadership Performance Coach

    Jo Wise Leadership
  • Renata Sguario

    CEO and Founder

    MaxMe
  • Anna Saunders

    Director & Principal Coach

    Leadership Creativity
  • Annabelle Lewis

    Director

    ALtruism Consulting

Agenda

Leading high performance hybrid teams
Event Kick Off and Networking Icebreaker
The RED Lady
The highs and the lows - Lessons learned from a lifetime as a leader
Mastering Emotional Intelligence
Keep the chain moving - Leading thriving and sustainable teams
Lockdown leaders - Dealing with change and building culture in remote teams
Accept your 'now' and carry your most important lessons with you
Future Focused - How to map out your goals!
Action Planning for Day Two...
Nobody's perfect - The ebbs and flows of confidence
Going against the rule book - Work-life (un)balance
Leadership legacies in the tertiary education sector
Learning to lead - (Un)natural-born leaders
Finding purpose in your passion - From intern to Senior Director!
Your one-stop networking shop!
Closing Round Table
Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Pre-Summit Workshop

21 Mar

Workshop

Evolving the best hybrid pattern for your specific team tasks and personal preferences

- Improving work-from-home productivity and sustainability

- Managing proximity bias

- Outcome and fact based performance evaluation


Communication frameworks for hybrid teams

- Foster trust through open and transparent communication

- Right-fit your communication strategy to audience and purpose

- Create influencers and change agents across your team


Building and maintaining inclusive cultures 

- Learn the core tools and habits to build resilience for you and your team

- Foster healthy team relationships across a range of hybrid working dynamics

- Strategies to effectively promote high performance in complex settings


Productivity strategies and leadership frameworks

- Adapt your leadership style to the needs of a hybrid team

- Cultivate your team to take ownership of their success

- Build reliability and accountability in your team



  • Anna Saunders Director & Principal Coach Leadership Creativity

Summit Day One

22 Mar

Break-Out Session

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!


After opening remarks the whole room breaks up into INTERACTIVE GROUPS for you to meet one another, network, and outline your desired learning outcomes as we start unpacking the key themes of the conference!

  • Ale Wiecek Founder and Chief Empathy Officer Sqr One

Case Study

Unmatched energy, and a belief that she can truly make a difference are two of the driving forces that helped Naomi Simson get to where she is today. For 20 years, she has been working tirelessly to bring people together, and help aspiring leaders become successful in business. But one of her biggest secrets? Her commitment to continuous learning and growth. Naomi will explore the lessons she has learnt on her career journey, and how she extracts passion and purpose from her everyday life to push her forward each step of the way.

- Lessons learnt from a lifetime leading

- The importance of belief and faith in yourself and your journey

- Finding your passion and purpose


  • Naomi Simson Founding Director RedBalloon

Case Study

As a leader you never stop learning. Good or bad, no moment is wasted, there are opportunities for growth in every experience. And while you may prefer to focus on the high points, it's often the low points that can teach you the most, and most profoundly inform the kind of leader you are. Ana Bordeianu has led teams all around the world, and to this day she takes inspiration and guidance from the environments and teams around her. Ana reflects on her leadership journey, and how she has learned and grown from those pivotal experiences along the way. No leader is born with all the answers, but with the right tools, and the right mindset, anyone is capable of achieving greatness!

- The importance of constant learning as a leader

- The highs and the lows - how these shape you and your future

- Having the right skill set to be able to build and lead great teams

  • Ana Bordeianu Group Executive, Customer Operations and Shared Services TPG Telecom

Expert Commentary

Emotional Intelligence is the foundation skill for influencing and effectively leading yourself and others. This is a skill that is improved through increased self awareness. In this session Renata will unpack the tools you need to master your internal and external self awareness, in order to improve your overall mindset and approach as a leader. With a firm grasp and understanding of your emotions and yourself, you will in turn be able to make more effective personal and professional decisions.

- The importance of EI and leading your team/yourself

- Mastering self-awareness

- Making more effective decisions

  • Renata Sguario CEO and Founder MaxMe

Case Study

Leading and sustaining high performance during periods of significant stress and uncertainty is not for the faint-hearted. In this session, Kylie Freeland will draw upon her 25-year career with McDonald’s Australia, where she has honed her skills as an agile and innovative change manager and a respected senior leader. Kylie will share how she leads and inspires her team in today’s workforce with flexibility and understanding. Learn how you can get the best out of your team if they’re getting the best out of their life, and how to influence others effectively to achieve successful and innovative outcomes.


- Reflections on a 25-year career with McDonald’s - from a crew person to executive leader

- Inspiring and sustaining a high performing team

- The importance of open communication and flexibility

  • Kylie Freeland Director, Supply Chain and Sustainability, ANZ McDonald's

Panel

Over the past two years, leaders have been thrust into a whole new world of work, dealing with remote teams, digital disruption and all sorts of new challenges. Change is unavoidable, but how you respond to change can be fundamental to your growth and success. Hear from our panel of industry leaders on how they face changes - from the good, the bad; the big and the small; and how they maintain a positive culture within their teams! 

- Inevitable changes that leaders have to face. 

- The effects of how you handle change as a leader. 

- Leading teams remotely - maintaining a positive culture.

  • Jenelle McMaster EY Oceania Deputy CEO & Oceania Markets Leader Ernst & Young

  • Natalie Craig Chief Legal & Commercial Officer Cushman & Wakefield

  • Frances Martin Vice President, Operations and Enablement Optus

  • Jennifer Stephenson Director, Space Acquisitions Projects Office Department of Defence

  • Joann Wilkie Deputy Secretary, Economic & Financial Management Group NSW Treasury

  • Valerie Griswold Executive Director, Better Regulation Division Department of Customer Service NSW

Case Study

On the road to leadership it can be all-too-easy to become consumed with where you are going, at the cost of where you are now and what you can learn from your current position. Ambition can be a powerful driver, and it's always important to plan for the future, but it is equally important to reflect on where you are today, the choices you have made, and the day-to-day success you can find in the present moment. Amber Collins shares key insights from her leadership journey and the biggest lessons that she didn't recognise at the time.

- The bigger picture and where you want to be

- Being happy and accepting the position you are currently in

- The most important lessons to carry with you

  • Amber Collins Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager, Customer Strategy & Portfolio Development Australia Post

Expert Commentary

Although changes and disruptions to plans are inevitable factors of life, in order to maximise your full potential as a leader it's vital to design a strategic plan and road map for your future. But while a good leader may set goals for themselves, a great leader will create a plan both for themselves, their team and their workplace as a whole! Jo Wise will share her secrets on how to excel in the moment, and ensure that your future plans are healthy, happy and abundant. 

- Unlocking your full leadership potential

- Setting goals for yourself, team and workplace

- Excelling now and in the future


  • Jo Wise Leadership Performance Coach Jo Wise Leadership

Summit Day Two

23 Mar

Break-Out Session

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!

  • Ale Wiecek Founder and Chief Empathy Officer Sqr One

Case Study

People look up to leaders, expect them to have all the answers. But self-doubt and imposter syndrome doesn’t go away overnight, and building confidence isn’t linear. Nobody’s perfect, you’ll have your good days and your bad days, but the most important quality you can have as a leader is to be real with yourself and your team. In this session Karen will share candid insights from her career, and the importance of accepting that you’re not invincible - because you aren’t, and you don't need to be.

- Confidence isn’t built overnight - how to build and grow your confidence

- Being a raw and real leader

- Fake it till you make it - you won’t always know how to get through every step of the way, but a brave face will pull you through

  • Karen Negus Managing Director, ANZ Service Provider Cisco Australia

Case Study

Clare is a CEO, mother, author and a qualified psychologist. An impressive portfolio for an impressive woman who has dedicated her career to the not-for-profit sector and helping those in need. With so much on someone's plate it can be difficult to create structure and perfect symmetry is non-existent. But Clare thrives in her own unorthodox patterns of working. Explore how she creates her perfect thinking space (even if it is in the wee hours of the night), and the importance on putting 110% into your workload as a leader, whenever that time may be!

- How to find structure that suits you and your lifestyle

- Sometimes you have to go against the rule book - life isn't always a perfect balance

- The importance of effort you put into your work as a leader


  • Clare Pearson CEO Little Wings

Case Study

Professor Deborah Terry has dedicated her career in leadership to the Australian Tertiary Education Sector. Beginning her academic career in 1990, Professor Terry has always had a passion for education, sharing her knowledge and expertise to empower others, to drive young minds and guide them on their own leadership journeys. Today she shares her story - the highs, lows, the people who mentored her along the way, and all the risks she took that allow her to look back with a feeling of accomplishment.

- The power of education

- Changes in the education sector and how they affected the journey

- Looking back at your successes and feeling accomplished

  • Deborah Terry Vice Chancellor University of Queensland

Panel

It can seem like there are natural-born leaders, but most of us take a bit longer to find our feet. Leadership is a quality and a skill that can be learned like any other, and the journey is going to be different for each of us. For this exclusive panel session we have invited senior leaders from across a range of industries to share their own unique leadership journeys, from the fears and doubts to the highs and wins, the lessons learned and the mentors and allies who helped support them along the way.

- Anyone who aspires to lead can get there

- The importance of mentoring and learning every step of the way

- You will never have all the right answers - and that’s okay

  • Carolyn Bollaci Head of Media, Australia & New Zealand Facebook

  • Emma Pilbeam General Manager, Professional Services Downer

  • Rochelle Reynolds General Manager, Customer Operations V/Line

  • Kim Bui Director, Digital Acquisition, e-Commerce, & Growth Telstra

Case Study

When it comes to your career, what most people search for is passion and excitement. This is a driving force to help build your career progression. Marietta always dreamed of working in music and the arts. Starting as an intern at Sony in 2013, she is now their Senior Director of A&R, as well as, the co-manager of some of Australia’s leading rising stars. A true story of how your drive and dedication can allow you to do what you love every day!

- Finding a career path you're passionate about

- Rising up the ranks - from intern to full time employee

- Do what you love - every day will be an adventure

  • Marietta Ouzas Senior Director A&R Sony Music Australia

Expert Commentary

As a leader it is important to develop and use your network, in order to build relationships and strengthen alliances within the workplace. By creating this unity within your organisation, you are not only creating a positive team environment; you are opening up to more potential for growth and reaching goals as a collective. Annabelle will explore how to create and build your network within your workplace and outside of work, and how to know the right (and wrong) people for you to be connected with! 

- The importance of networking and having a supportive team

- Potential for greater career and organisational success with a team backing you

- Who (and who not) to network with


  • Annabelle Lewis Director ALtruism Consulting

Roundtable

We wrap up our two days of insight and inspiration with this interactive roundtable session. This is your chance to table any topic or trend for a final group discussion. Network with your peers, reflect on your journey so far and create an action plan to carry you forward!


- Reflect on your key takeaways from the Summit

- Identify opportunities for career progression and growth

- Create an action plan for your leadership journey

  • Ale Wiecek Founder and Chief Empathy Officer Sqr One

Post-Summit Workshop

24 Mar - 25 Mar

Workshop

Develop self-awareness and authenticity

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

- Identify your key strengths and potential de-railers as a leader

- Identify how best 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 techniques of persuasion, negotiation and influencing with coaching skills and “conversational intelligence”

- Prepare for and having difficult conversations with confidence 


Develop self and others with “reflective leadership”

- Clarify the benefits of reflective practice in leadership

- Develop the skills and capacity for reflective practice

- Using reflective practice to influence the quality of the culture through the quality of relationships


Strategic career progression

- Everyday career management practices and creating a personal leadership plan

- Maximise existing relationships and networks and building new ones for professional opportunities

- Skills and approaches to manage your image and visibility without feeling you are “selling yourself”



  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

Workshop

Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leverage team dynamics to enhance performance

- Challenge, support and empower others

- Manage uncooperative staff members


Drive change and innovation as a female leader

- Recognise and overcome hurdles to change

- Trust your intuition and step outside your comfort zone

- Embed a positive change culture in an organisation


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: short and long-term

- Understand challenges

- Share approaches to move your career forward



  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

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