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10th WOMEN IN RETAIL & FMCG LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

23rd - 26th, May 2022
Virtual / Streaming

Develop core leadership skills to successfully navigate change, disruption, and the future of work

Overview

- Inspirational stories from successful Retail and FMCG leaders
- Insights into digital innovation and business transformation
- Successfully navigate disruption and the future of work
- Communicate with impact and influence

Speakers

  • Claire Peters

    Managing Director, B2B and Everyday Needs

    Woolworths Group
  • Severine Yerriah

    Chief Financial Officer, ANZ

    Unilever
  • Mia Barry

    Chief Financial Officer

    OrotonGroup
  • Joanne Brown

    Regional Managing Director, Head of Regional Logistics

    Aldi
  • Kirstie Hepburn

    Executive General Manager, Business

    Officeworks
  • Angeline Achariya

    Executive Director, Innovation & Growth

    Simplot Australia
  • Dulcie de Koning

    Commercial Strategy Director, ANZ

    PepsiCo
  • Samantha McIntyre

    General Manager, Technology

    Target
  • Karen Jenkins

    Sales Director, ANZ

    General Mills
  • Marnie Carroll

    Corporate Affairs & Engagement Director

    L'Oreal Australia
  • Samantha McLeod

    General Manager, Brand, Digital and Design

    Coles Group
  • Robyn Sykes Hill

    Head of Retail/CPG, APAC

    Amazon Web Services
  • Kate Bean

    Head of Category, Revenue and Commercial Planning

    Kellogg's
  • Vicki Miller

    General Manager, Customer Technology

    Kmart
  • Melanie Yates

    Head of Ecommerce, Direct-to-Consumer and Fundraising, ANZ

    Mondelez Australia
  • Anna Samkova

    Group General Manager, Digital

    The PAS Group
  • Louise Baker

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mondo Mentor
  • Amy Stewart

    Leadership & Organisational Development Specialist

    Amy Stewart Learning and Development
  • Michelle Landy

    Executive Coach

    Michelle Landy Communications
  • Ale Wiecek

    Founder and Chief Empathy Officer

    Sqr One
  • Rebecca Newton

    Head of Marketing and Acting CMO

    eBay

Agenda

Personality, Confidence & Communication Excellence
Event Kick Off and Networking Icebreaker
Align your passion, purpose and personal values - Find a career strategy that works for you
Be the best at whatever you're doing - Secrets to a successful career in retail
Innovation, disruption, and the future of work
It's not what you know... - Retail & FMCG networking connections
From the helpdesk to the hot seat - Embracing the unexpected on the road to leadership
The impact of automation on analogue teams - A human lens on leadership and technology
Change can be messy, but from change comes innovation!
Action Planning for Day Two...
Leading digital innovation and business transformation
Keeping it real and staying true to yourself - The power of authentic leadership
Putting people at the heart of change
Trading hours - Life. Work. Balance?
Discover your purpose - What is it you do that makes a difference?
Leading with emotional intelligence
Closing Roundtable
Pre-Summit Workshop

23 May

Workshop

Develop high-level communication skills to build your confidence and leadership capacity, and improve your ability to achieve impact and influence others.


Communication skills to maximise influence

- Explore different communication styles

- Develop clarity and assertiveness to increase engagement


Build confidence and leadership capacity

- Develop your strengths and value as a leader

- Gain presence by building confidence and self-belief


Empower and motivate team performance

- Become an adaptive communicator

- Learn to manage different personalities with success

- Understand and manage team needs


Action planning for leadership

- Developing a personalised approach: short and long-term

- Individual reflection and planning to take the next step

  • Michelle Landy Executive Coach Michelle Landy Communications

Summit Day One

24 May

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

As a leader, you can't be all things to all people, but the best way to achieve success is to align your values and your natural leadership style, and to connect your passion with your purpose. Mia Barry has built an impressive career working with a diverse range of iconic brands, including THE ICONIC, Coca-Cola Amatil, and now as CFO of Oroton Group. In this session Mia shares insights from her journey, and explores how to set goals and take the necessary steps to achieve them.


- How to build your career around your goals

- Define your vision of success

- Align your career strategy to you

  • Mia Barry Chief Financial Officer OrotonGroup

Case Study

Claire Peters’ international career has spanned more than 24 years. She has worked in the UK, Thailand and Australia for Tesco, and in 2017 she became the first woman to run an Australian grocery chain, and is currently Managing Director of Woolworths Group’s B2B and Everyday Needs. In this session, Claire shares key insights from her leadership journey, learning to be intentional about personal development, saying yes to new opportunities and the importance of self-care as a leader in challenging times.

- Capturing leadership lessons throughout your career

- Developing resilience and learning from mistakes

- Balancing your responsibilities to your team and to yourself

  • Claire Peters Managing Director, B2B and Everyday Needs Woolworths Group

Panel

Complex change brings exciting new opportunities, but as our world of work continues to evolve it can be tough to keep momentum for the future all while not losing sight of the day-to-day. This panel of industry leaders, innovators, and experts will delve into the prospects, pitfalls, and possibilities that lay ahead for the industry, ourselves, and our teams.


- Understand upcoming trends and how this will affect your organisation

- Develop strategies to lead your team through crisis and disruption

- Embrace disruption and innovation in your organisation

  • Kirstie Hepburn Executive General Manager, Business Officeworks

  • Angeline Achariya Executive Director, Innovation & Growth Simplot Australia

  • Samantha McLeod General Manager, Brand, Digital and Design Coles Group

  • Kate Bean Head of Category, Revenue and Commercial Planning Kellogg's

  • Anna Samkova Group General Manager, Digital The PAS Group

Expert Commentary

Career advancement is as much about who you know as much as what you know. Expand your personal and professional network to create access to valuable mentors and sponsors. In this interactive session, you will discover and explore the power of your network and how it can enhance your career success.


- Expand your circle of influence

- Exchange opinions and ideas for a fresh outlook

- Create new connections to unlock opportunities

  • Louise Baker Chief Executive Officer Mondo Mentor

Case Study

Samantha McIntyre looks back on 30 years in retail and technology, from starting out on the help desk to reaching the C-suite, executive boards and everything in between. She shares the highs and the lows from a career that spans the largest retailers and manufacturers in the world, including Tesco, Coles, Woolworths, Simplot and now as GM of Technology at Target.


- Understanding and owning your personal leadership strengths

- Tactics and strategies to forge your own path

- Taking risks and being prepared to put your hand up

  • Samantha McIntyre General Manager, Technology Target

Case Study

When it comes to the future retail landscape, incremental change won’t wash. Brave decisions are needed, and this calls for confidence and risk-taking. But how do we lead responsibly through these changes, and proactively foster positive engagement within our teams? Joanne Brown explores these themes, and the leadership choices presented in the light of major transformation.


- Understanding the interface between leadership and technology as a critical future skill

- The power of values-based leadership 

- How can we use what we are learning to make the industry, and the world, a better place?

  • Joanne Brown Regional Managing Director, Head of Regional Logistics Aldi

Case Study

In a sector increasingly defined by rapid change and evolution, leaders need to have their fingers on the pulse and be ready to challenge conventional thinking and drive innovation. Robyn's impressive career spans almost two decades, working with iconic brands like Quantium, Coles, L'Oreal and Unilever in both Australia and South Africa. In this session she shares insights into the traps and triumphs that come from embracing change, and her role as APAC Head of Retail / CPG for Amazon Web Services where every Amazonian constantly innovates on behalf of their customers.


- Challenge conventional thinking

- Strive to deliver above and beyond

- Encourage a culture of innovation

  • Robyn Sykes Hill Head of Retail/CPG, APAC Amazon Web Services

Summit Day Two

25 May

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

Vicki Miller is an inclusive, results-driven leader who thrives in competitive, rapidly changing environments, achieving business results through cultural and technology transformation. In this session Vicki will share insights from her leadership journey, and key learnings from her experience leading digital transformation in the sector.

  • Vicki Miller General Manager, Customer Technology Kmart

Case Study

In our new hyper-connected, fast-paced world of work, leading people requires a personalised approach if you wish to succeed. People want everything customised to their unique needs and preferences, including their leaders. However, it's impossible to be all things to everyone, so what can you do? In this session Severine will share what it means to be an authentic leader, discuss what drives her, and examine the importance of passion and purpose in leadership.


- Identify and communicate your values and purpose

- Use your principles to drive resilience and determination

- Instill trust and cohesion throughout your organisation

  • Severine Yerriah Chief Financial Officer, ANZ Unilever

Case Study

Retail and FMCG leaders face unprecedented disruption, but while so much of the conversation can focus on the technical (and technological) side, in order to effectively lead a team through any sort of transformation, it is critical to put your people at the heart of that change. Dulcie draws on more than 20 years experience in the retail channels and categories, working in both Australia and the UK, previously with Procter & Gamble and now as Commercial Strategy Director ANZ for PepsiCo.


- The importance of working as a team when faced with change

- Communication is key - effective communication strategies

- The value of adaptation - how it can be positive for yourself and others

  • Dulcie de Koning Commercial Strategy Director, ANZ PepsiCo

Panel

Whatever you call it - work-life integration, balance (or the lack of it) - it's an inevitable subject when it comes to career management. But when we talk about finding a ‘healthy balance’, there's no silver bullet, all you can do is focus on how you can make it work for you. Our panelists will delve into how they juggle the demands of our new world of work, the importance of setting boundaries, but also learning to not be too hard on yourself when things don't go according to plan.


- The un-balanced reality of work-life balance

- Planning for yourself, but also being kind to yourself

- Managing yourself and your team

  • Karen Jenkins Sales Director, ANZ General Mills

  • Melanie Yates Head of Ecommerce, Direct-to-Consumer and Fundraising, ANZ Mondelez Australia

  • Rebecca Newton Head of Marketing and Acting CMO eBay

Case Study

Leadership is about more than just a job title. Understanding your purpose is essential to unlocking your full potential as a leader, but is also vital for your own fulfillment and personal growth throughout a career. In this session Marnie Carroll reflects on the power of purpose, from a personal and a brand perspective, and the importance of connecting your day-to-day with what it is you do that makes a difference in the world.

  • Marnie Carroll Corporate Affairs & Engagement Director L'Oreal Australia

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

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

26 May

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