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11th WOMEN IN RETAIL & FMCG LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

2nd - 10th, May 2023
Virtual / Streaming

Be ahead of the trends and evolve your leadership

Overview

- Become an innovative and adaptable leader capable of driving change
- Re-ignite your leadership spark to inspire and engage others
- Build a positive network with like-minded industry leaders
- Set your career up for success with tangible action plans

Speakers

  • Nikala Busse

    Chief Information Officer

    Officeworks
  • Gemma Howells

    General Manager, Customer Insights & Advocacy

    Woolworths Group
  • Katie Saunders

    General Manager, Marketing

    Simplot Australia
  • Madelyn Ring

    Chief People Officer

    The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Trish Unwin

    General Manager, Emerging Businesses & Group Transformation

    Coles
  • Sarah Sorrenson

    Director, Digital Marketing, Media & Commerce

    Unilever
  • Karen Bozic

    Group Chief Executive Officer

    Craveable Brands
  • Esme Borgelt

    Chief Executive officer

    Kinrise
  • Renee Draper

    Chief People Officer

    Peregrine Corporation
  • Susan Catania

    Business Executive Officer, Foods Business

    Nestlé
  • Emma Beard

    Finance Transformation, Strategy & Capability Director

    Lion Australia
  • Emily Dowling

    Marketing Director

    Mars Petcare
  • Rosemary Martin

    General Manager, eCommerce & Marketing

    Rebel Sport
  • Linda Armstrong

    Finance Director, ANZ

    Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • Kobie Taylor

    Head of People & Culture, Food

    Metcash
  • Cathi Scarce

    General Manager Customer Operations, Priceline

    Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API)
  • Amber Duscher

    Founder & Leadership Performance Coach

    The Retail Sales Coach
  • Kylee Stone

    Found & CEO

    The Performance Code
  • Ellen Nelson

    Consultant

    Ellen Joan Nelson

Agenda

Event Kick-Off and Networking Icebreaker
The essence of installing innovation in your team
The winding road to resilience
Morning reflection
Morning tea
Productivity hacks to own your success
Leading new teams and bring people along for the journey
Digest, discuss, and deliver!
End of day closing
Day two kick off
Excel in difficult and critical conversations
Push the boundaries in your leadership and role
Check in with your peers
Morning tea
Discover your unique leadership style
10 things I wish I had known when starting my leadership career
Your unique leadership goal
End of day closing
Day three kick off
Lead, innovate, and advance - Stand out in current industry trends
Stand out from the crowd and lead from within
A breakdown of vital information
Morning tea
Build your network and find those that’ll back you
Your tangible action plan
Roundtable
Women in Retail & FMCG Leadership Workshop Day One
Women in Retail & FMCG Leadership Workshop Day Two
Summit Day One - 2 May, 8:50am - 1:00pm

02 May

Other

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!

Case Study

Would you rather be the star, or the leader that creates a space for others to shine? It is vital to create a space that allows everyone and anyone to create, brainstorm, and deliver incredible concepts that are so different to what you might have ever considered. Esme Borgelt is a well rounded leader who understands the importance of innovation within a team and company. Esme is experienced in creating an environment that not only allows but encourages innovative working and is here to share her insights and strategies so you, too, can lead inventive teams.

- Create a culture and environment that not only allows but encourages innovation

- Understand the importance of creativity and engagement within your team

- Be a leader that knows the benefits of working alongside unique individuals

  • Esme Borgelt Chief Executive officer Kinrise

Case Study

Forging a career in our constantly evolving and uncertain world can feel like a long and winding road, and there can be a lot of bumps along the way. As leaders, you must learn to respond and adapt to the challenges you face, and build resilience to help you bounce back in times of pressure. In this session you will learn insights and strategies to building a resilient leadership style and team.

- Build your teams resilience level

- Strategies to build resilience in the face of uncertainty

- Embrace an adaptive mindset to respond in times of adversity

  • Susan Catania Business Executive Officer, Foods Business Nestlé

Break-Out Session

Your morning has begun! Jump into groups, introduce yourself, and share your key takeaways from the morning

Time for a quick recharge! Step away from your computer and relax before the next engaging session.

Expert Commentary

Doing more with less is something all aspiring leaders will need to master. Productivity is like a funnel - what you put into your workflow can have a big impact on your output, and by better understanding the science that underpins this you can actively maximise your mindset and performance. In this skills-based session, you'll learn how to apply strategies to boost productivity and deliver increased value.

- Explore the neuroscience of attention

- Communicate to get your managers attention and keep it

- Strategies to master prioritisation

Case Study

Whether it’s taking on a new role, moving organisations or integrating new people into your team or organisation, leading new teams can be one of the toughest challenges a leader can face. Adaptability and influence are key for navigating the interpersonal dynamics, managing the culture, and bringing new people into the larger brand without losing their passion along the way. In this session Linda explores the positives and pitfalls of leading transformational change, and her own key learnings along the way.

- Build authority and influence in new settings

- Dealing with challenges and setbacks

- Embracing opportunity in the uncertain

  • Linda Armstrong Finance Director, ANZ Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Break-Out Session

Woah! What a lot of great information and so many new ways to be a productive leader. Take this time to digest so many new skills and talk about how you might use your new skills in the workplace.

Other

What an incredible morning! This your time to say good bye for now and ask any last minute questions on the tip of your tongue.

Summit Day Two - 3 May, 8:55am - 1:00pm

03 May

Other

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!

Expert Commentary

Difficult conversations can be a confronting experience, but it doesn't need to be. Naturally as a leader you will be expected to tackle conversations that may not always be smooth sailing. Amber Duscher is here to show you how having difficult conversations with your team can result in positive outcomes and lead to a high performing culture.

- Build your confidence in having difficult conversations

- Retain your staff and turn them into high performers

- Learn the fundamentals of communication skills

  • Amber Duscher Founder & Leadership Performance Coach The Retail Sales Coach

Case Study

Katie Saunders creates innovative and accelerated ideas, pushing the boundaries within FMCG to deliver exceptional outcomes that have a positive impact on consumers. Katie leads through collaboration and puts her trust in her team's knowledge and experience. In this session you will learn how to recognise your team's strengths, the impact you have within your role, and the importance of pushing your leadership.

- Learn how to utilise your teams exceptional skills

- Develop a collaborative leadership approach

- Push the boundaries in your leadership and industry

  • Katie Saunders General Manager, Marketing Simplot Australia

Break-Out Session

You are nearly half way through your Liquid Learning experience! This is the perfect opportunity to share any feelings or thoughts you've experienced so far and get advice from others.

Other

Time for a quick recharge! Step away from your computer and relax before the next engaging session.

Panel

Leadership has evolved, like the world and the retail and FMCG industry. There is no greater time than like the present to bring your leadership into the modern world. Let go of the structured, restrictive chains, and build connections with those around. Understanding your unique leadership style will keep you relevant and allow you to lead like never before.

- Be an authentic and people focused leader

- Build healthy and personable relationships with those around you

- The importance of identifying your unique connection style

  • Madelyn Ring Chief People Officer The Kraft Heinz Company

  • Trish Unwin General Manager, Emerging Businesses & Group Transformation Coles

  • Susan Catania Business Executive Officer, Foods Business Nestlé

  • Emma Beard Finance Transformation, Strategy & Capability Director Lion Australia

  • Kobie Taylor Head of People & Culture, Food Metcash

Case Study

When first starting out in your career you dream of where you want to be and how it will make you feel. However, in the midst of the day to day, you can so easily forget to take a moment to appreciate and acknowledge how far you have come, the people you have met along the way, and the impact you have made. In this session, Cath Scarce reflects on the 10 things she wished she had known at the start of her leadership journey. From the highs and the lows, taking time to appreciate her successes and embracing the unexpected journey she has taken.

- An industry focused career reflection

- Be the one to set yourself up for success

- Understand the value in your unique journey

  • Cathi Scarce General Manager Customer Operations, Priceline Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API)

Break-Out Session

Take this time to really look inwards and acknowledge the incredible person you are and what attributes you bring to your team or company. Share your thoughts in a small collaborative group.

Other

Congrats on completing another incredible day! We look forward to seeing you for one last morning.

Summit Day Three - 4 May, 8:55am - 1:00pm

04 May

Other

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


Prepare for your final conference day and invest the time to ask questions, build those connections, and continue your leadership learning!

Panel

The retail and FMCG industry is an extremely fast and innovative sector. Your leadership needs to keep up with industry and company trends to best fulfil desired outcomes. As a leader you need to create a space that allows your team and company to stand out from the rest. Lead with purpose, push the boundaries, and have your advancement goals in sight.

- Create a space that encourages innovation and creativity

- Navigate the impacts of external pressures through change leadership

- Utilise others unique skill sets to reach and achieve outcomes

  • Nikala Busse Chief Information Officer Officeworks

  • Sarah Sorrenson Director, Digital Marketing, Media & Commerce Unilever

  • Karen Bozic Group Chief Executive Officer Craveable Brands

  • Emily Dowling Marketing Director Mars Petcare

  • Rosemary Martin General Manager, eCommerce & Marketing Rebel Sport

Case Study

We hear lots about what it takes to be a leader, which can help when you start on the leadership journey. But what happens if you don't quite fit that mould? Do you change or do you stay authentically yourself? In this candid session, Renee shares how she has managed to stand out from the crowd throughout her leadership career. She has embraced all parts of her personality and this has allowed her to flourish, create an environment of success, and lead from within.

- Become the leader you wish to see

- Lead with purpose and passion

- Give yourself permission to be who you are

  • Renee Draper Chief People Officer Peregrine Corporation

Break-Out Session

That was a terrific morning and such a great panel discussion! This is your chance to discuss the topics covered and learn new perspectives from your peers.

Other

Time for a quick recharge! Step away from your computer and relax before the next engaging session.

Case Study

You see your colleagues and friends day to day, which can add a tonne of purpose to your career and life, but do you have a well rounded, sufficient, and positively challenging network? Having a network that will support and back you is an incredibly valuable foundation to have in your career. Gemma Howells knows the importance of having a network as she navigates her career progression and the challenges she faces in taking on new ventures.

- Build a network that supports you and positively challenges you

- Step outside of your comfort zone and connect with others

- Utilise your support system on your career journey

  • Gemma Howells General Manager, Customer Insights & Advocacy Woolworths Group

Expert Commentary

An action plan will keep you accountable, on track, and focused on your goals. Career plans can change and adapt overtime, however it is important to have a foundation of what you are working towards. In this session reflect on everything you have learnt and put it into an action plan that you can take back to the workplace.

- Understand your short term and long team goals

- Set an actionable plan with achievable steps

- Reflect on what is important to you in your career

Roundtable

We wrap up our inspirational and jam packed three days with this interactive closing round table. 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

Post-Summit Workshop

09 May - 10 May

Workshop

This exclusive workshop gives you the choice to attend in SYDNEY and MELBOURNE for a F2F experience, or jump ONLINE to attend a virtual option!


Fundamental attributes of confident leadership

- Develop a positive vision for success

- Be productive and actively meet deadlines

- Explore personal, professional and leadership development opportunities

 

Future of leadership in the industry - An interview discussion

- Experiencing change and volatility as an industry leader

- Setting yourself up for success

- Navigating the industry changes outside of your leadership control


Maintain resilience and confidence in an ever evolving and adaptive industry

- Evaluate the importance of keeping your leadership style current

- Driving knowledge to gain confidence and advantages

- Practical strategies to remain resilient


Learn efficiencies to drive change and innovation

- Recognise and overcome hurdles to change

- Trust your intuition and step outside your comfort zone

- Embed a positive change culture in an organisation

  • Kylee Stone Found & CEO The Performance Code

  • Ellen Nelson Consultant Ellen Joan Nelson

  • Amber Duscher Founder & Leadership Performance Coach The Retail Sales Coach

Workshop

Critical communications skills to be an impactful leader

- Know your audience and learn to communicate effectively with intention

- Understand your unique communication style 

- Overcome personal and impersonal communication challenges


Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leverage team dynamics to enhance performance

- Challenge, support and empower others

- Manage uncooperative staff members


Accelerating self and team performance through assertive influence

- Challenging and supporting team performance by assigning ambitious yet achievable goals

- How to manager poor performing staff members

- Effectively communicate constructive feedback


Action planning for leadership success

- Develop a personalised approach: short and long-term

- Understand challenges

- Share approaches to move your career forward

  • Ellen Nelson Consultant Ellen Joan Nelson

  • Kylee Stone Found & CEO The Performance Code

  • Amber Duscher Founder & Leadership Performance Coach The Retail Sales Coach

Pricing

Venue

Virtual / Sydney

Sydney, Australia

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