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4th ANNUAL WOMEN IN TECH & TELCO LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

June 22nd - March 3rd, 2021
Sydney, AU

Lead, emerge and achieve

Speakers

  • Jean Tan

    Chief Financial Officer

    IBM
  • Shanti Berggren

    Deputy General Counsel

    Optus
  • Marc Havercroft

    Global Chief Customer Officer

    SAP Australia
  • Serene Tan

    Chief Customer Architect

    Oracle
  • Jackie Khoo

    General Manager, Customer Channels & Enterprise Operations, & Project Evolve Lead

    NBN
  • Ashe-lee Jegathesan

    Chief Operating Officer

    Uniti Group
  • Monique Esplin

    General Manager, Indirect & Channel, Enterprise & Government

    Vocus Group
  • Sonia Nazaretian

    Director, Commercial North Sector, Enterprise Partner Group

    Microsoft
  • Chris Kelly

    Vice President - Infrastructure Solutions Group (APJ)

    Dell
  • Tania Jollie

    Industry General Manager, CREST Industries ( Consumer, Retail, Education State Govt & Transport)

    DXC.Technology
  • Rowena Westphalen

    Vice President, Innovation, APAC

    Salesforce
  • Alexandra Sloane

    Director Marketing Communications

    Facebook
  • Jenni Barnett

    Executive Director, Telstra Digital

    Telstra
  • Alison Hutchens

    Mindfulness Meditation Coach

    Mind Body Energy
  • Karen Tisdell

    LinkedIn Trainer & Profile Writer

    Karen Tisdell Careers
  • Erin Quinane

    Founder

    Erin Quinane Consulting
  • Lisa Mason

    Leadership Coach

    Delta Performance Coaching

Overview

- Build and leverage your value proposition to achieve your leadership goals
- Recognise and overcome barriers to career progression
- Become an influential leader in a digitally disruptive environment
- Leadership strategies for a male-dominated workplace

Agenda

Practice the power of mindful leadership
Discover and decode your leadership style to emerge as a confident leader
Discover the secret to fearless leadership
You don't need to wear a cape to be a ‘SHERO’
How to prioritise work when everything is #1 - Learn the balancing act
Foster mindfulness, handle stress and protect yourself from burnout
Women in power - Mindset secrets of successful leaders
Fostering innovation through a diverse workforce
Being You - How to build your personal brand on LinkedIn
Choose your voice rather than having one chosen for you - Addressing AI gender bias
Lead with credibility - Establish your leadership brand
When men mentor women - Breaking barriers to explore endless possibilities
How to positively influence others - The importance of mental wellbeing
What it takes to be a leader in the digital age
You're so much more than you think you are - Addressing self-bias
Take a leap into the future you want
Pre Summit Workshop

22 Jun

Workshop

Learning the neuroscience of mindfulness can help you develop emotional intelligence to overcome stress and lead with compassion. Mindful leadership cultivates a safe and respectful culture, consequentially boosting production.


Dive into the science of emotional resilience to regulate your emotional reactivity, allowing you to link your purpose and values with your leadership and boost your performance. 


Brain training and mindfulness/self-awareness

- Understand the mind and the neuroscience of mindfulness

- Master your mind

- Unearth the power of mindfulness

- Learn to be mindful in your everyday life


Manage stress and learn self-management

- Learn how to overcome stress with specialised mindful techniques

- Understand emotional intelligence

- Develop emotional intelligence and learn to regulate emotional reactivity


Motivate teams and learn to develop empathy

- Mindful listening and communication

- Cultivate a safe and respectful culture

- Improve team collaboration 

- Link purpose and values to mindful leadership


Boost your effectiveness 

- Lead with compassion - learn the neuroscience of kindness and compassion with a practice

- Learn how to have difficult conversations 

- Become mindful with technology in the digital age

- Prepare for major meetings and presentations

  • Alison Hutchens Mindfulness Meditation Coach Mind Body Energy

Post Summit Workshop

25 Jun

Workshop

Gain the skills to build a strategic approach and emerge as an authentic leadership style. Reconfigure and realign your approach towards success, then build the tools to establish your influence as a powerful leader.

 

Build your Leadership capability and remain true to yourself

- Authentic leadership for male-dominated environments

- Understanding your values and the linkage to authenticity

- Building on your strengths as an approach to leadership excellence


Discover your strengths and become a confident leader

- Managing impostor syndrome

- Building your support network

- Take care of yourself and maintain resilience


Create engaged and high performing teams

- Understand what drives engagement in our teams and why it is important

- Build on your coaching style

- Supercharge your workforce engagement


Pause, think and step up in your career

- The transition from technical excellence to leadership influence

- Set career goals and actionable plan to move your career in the right direction

- Keep yourself into account and know where to turn for assistance

  • Lisa Mason Leadership Coach Delta Performance Coaching

Summit Day One

02 Mar

Case Study

Taking advantage of your strengths is one thing, but reaching outside your comfort zone and taking risks is critical for leadership success. At the heart of brave leadership is the willingness to take action amid uncertainty and to rise whenever you fall. Monique will talk about what it means to be a fearless leader and how to create a safe environment for future leaders.


- Challenge the status quo

- Step out of your comfort zone

- Create a safe environment for future leaders

  • Monique Esplin General Manager, Indirect & Channel, Enterprise & Government Vocus Group

Case Study

Effective leaders take a stand and motivate others to join a noble purpose. By cultivating influence, you can create opportunities for yourself and your team. Serene will give you insights from her leadership journey, focusing on how she found ways to lead and progress.


- Strengthen your ability to create influence

- Discover and implement your leadership passion

- Unleash the leadership potential within you

  • Serene Tan Chief Customer Architect Oracle

Case Study

It's tough to balance priorities in a busy and complex working environment. With the right approach, you can establish your ability to lead anywhere, anytime. Ashe-lee will talk about demonstrating your leadership skills by balancing priorities and highlight how you can embrace endless possibilities when you step out of your comfort zone.


- Demonstrate and establish your leadership presence

- Balance personal and professional commitments

- Escape the comfort zone to enter the growth zone

  • Ashe-lee Jegathesan Chief Operating Officer Uniti Group

Mini-Workshop

What are the consequences of burnout? How can you protect yourself and your team? Alison will help you find ways to use mindful leadership to navigate the challenges of a complex work environment.


- Educate individuals on how to be mindful in the digital age

- Enhance performance and productivity

- Increase job satisfaction and morale

  • Alison Hutchens Mindfulness Meditation Coach Mind Body Energy

Panel

Fearless leaders rise from failures, learn to take risks and embrace challenges. Hear all about the mindset of these inspirational women who have climbed the corporate ladder to leadership roles.


- Discover and embrace your authentic leadership style

- Lift others as you lead

- Smash through the glass ceiling to realise your personal and professional ambitions

  • Sonia Nazaretian Director, Commercial North Sector, Enterprise Partner Group Microsoft

  • Rowena Westphalen Vice President, Innovation, APAC Salesforce

  • Alexandra Sloane Director Marketing Communications Facebook

Case Study

Marc will highlight the value of a diverse workforce and why it is crucial for social and organisational welfare. He’ll give practical examples of how leaders can execute a plan to achieve a diverse workforce and ensure that women have a projected career progression.


- Practical ideas to achieve a balanced workforce

- Understand how mentoring and sponsorship can bring vast benefits

- Retain the best talent in the industry

  • Marc Havercroft Global Chief Customer Officer SAP Australia

Mini-Workshop

A winning LinkedIn profile projects your brand, raises your professional profile and demonstrates credibility to stakeholders. To get noticed, you have to know how to use LinkedIn as a career advancement tool and a social media platform. This mini-workshop will help you maintain your social media presence, as well as helpful tips to build your brand and connect with the right people.


- Create an influential and valuable network

- Ensure you are front-of-mind with business stakeholders

- Be recognised as the go-to thought leader

  • Karen Tisdell LinkedIn Trainer & Profile Writer Karen Tisdell Careers

Summit Day Two

03 Mar

Case Study

With rare exceptions, most leading voice assistants like Siri, Alexa and Cortana remain exclusively female, or female by default, both in name and in the sound of their voice. Shanti will talk about the urgency to raise awareness about the risks, and the reality of gender bias in AI, beginning with voice assistants.


- Raise awareness on risks and realities of AI

- Understand how technology can be gender-biased

- Make a conscious effort as a leader to eliminate hidden gender biases

  • Shanti Berggren Deputy General Counsel Optus

Case Study

Performance isn't the only requisite for leadership. Without visibility, you'll likely miss out on opportunities to develop your skills. Jean will talk about how she established her credibility as a leader amid the challenges endured.


- Establish your leadership presence among business stakeholders

- Achieve work-life balance and manage career progression

- Build a support network

  • Jean Tan Chief Financial Officer IBM

Case Study

Coaching and mentoring women in the telecommunication workforce is a key need. Particularly with the relative number of female leaders shrink as they advance up the ladder. The challenges are also around lack of role models to aspire to. It is becoming necessary for leaders to uplift their female employees. Especially in a male dominated industry, men in positions of power can also mentor women, and do so in an appropriate and empowering fashion. Jackie will give you insights into how she has come across inspiring male leaders who took initiatives to uplift women in the industry.


- Engage men in the uplifting aspiring female leaders

- Encourage women to seek mentors to advance in their careers

- Harness the power of a mentor-mentee relationship

  • Jackie Khoo General Manager, Customer Channels & Enterprise Operations, & Project Evolve Lead NBN

Mini-Workshop

Mental health and wellbeing are crucial to growing organisational productivity, focus and performance. Erin will take you on a journey to how you and your workforce can successfully thrive as authentic leaders.


- Focus on self-reflection and self-care

- Foster a culture of growth through mental wellbeing

- Create a workplace environment where everyone can thrive

  • Erin Quinane Founder Erin Quinane Consulting

Panel

The fourth industrial revolution brings unprecedented challenges, driven by the advent of new technologies. You'll have to pave the way amid transitions, disruptions, chaos and ambiguity. Our panellists will discuss the skills and approach required for leaders to survive and thrive in the age of disruption. 


- Embrace digitisation to develop new capabilities 

- Emerge through cutthroat competition

- Adapt a future leader mindset and envision growth

  • Chris Kelly Vice President - Infrastructure Solutions Group (APJ) Dell

  • Jenni Barnett Executive Director, Telstra Digital Telstra

Case Study

Professional self-doubt can be crippling and prevent you from embracing opportunities. So how do you build the courage and self-awareness to make the most of your career? Tania will discuss how she believed in herself and wasn’t afraid to say yes across different divisions. She will focus on how women must seek mentors and sponsors for career progression.


- Recognise and overcome self-bias

- Take the initiative to seize opportunities

- Believe in yourself to take risks and make it happen

  • Tania Jollie Industry General Manager, CREST Industries ( Consumer, Retail, Education State Govt & Transport) DXC.Technology

Roundtable

Discover how you can future-proof your career and make progress in the industry with a viable, immediately applicable action plan.


- Learn tactics to future-proof your skills

- Keep up with the constant demands of the industry

- Formulate strategies for career and progression in the tech and telco industry

  • Alison Hutchens Mindfulness Meditation Coach Mind Body Energy

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Sydney, Australia

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