6th Annual Women in Leadership Queensland Summit

Develop your leadership skill set to ensure you stand out and step up to achieve long-term career success

  • March 25th - 29th, 2019
  • Stamford Plaza Brisbane


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Increase resilience & agility
Take charge of your career journey
Convert challenges into opportunities
Stand out, step up


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Authentic leadership at work
Stand out, step up
Lead with authenticity
Overcome unconscious bias
Maximise agility and resilience
Master your work-life balance
Communicate courageously and confidently
Network for success
Lead through change and transformation
Develop your leadership presence
Interactive Solution Room - Explore career development opportunities
Stand out and lead
Cultivate an innovative mindset
The inner voice of strategic leadership
Step up to your next level leadership career
Women in Leadership Workshop Day One
Women in Leadership Workshop Day Two
Pre-Summit Workshop - 25 Mar


Authenticity is the cornerstone of effective leadership. To ensure sustainable and resilient leadership, we need to take a look at what it means to be authentic, confident, and to lead with a strength of character. Research shows authentic leaders are better corporate citizens, take fewer sick days, stay loyal to their employer and are more creative in their approach to work and life.

In this workshop, we focus on what distinguishes a great leader from a merely capable one. You will discover what motivates you to lead and learn how to communicate in ways that are consistent with inner thoughts, values, beliefs and feelings. You will also identify your unique skills and efficiencies through being fully aware of your own strengths and experience the clarity, focus and confidence to act authentically when it matters most.

Lead with authenticity

• Clarify your leadership purpose

• Know your strengths

• Identify your leadership style

Power and authority

• Understand what drives behaviour

• Identify patterns, triggers and emotional habits

• Leadership de-railers

Leverage your influence

• Increase assertiveness

• Adopt effective language

• Manage conflict

Leadership impact

• Take responsibility for your behaviour

• Lean into problems

• Develop your Leadership Impact Map

Conference Day One - 26 Mar

Case Study

To attain leadership success, you must first make your contributions visible and stand out to your peers and leaders. This session will teach you the secrets of demonstrating your value.

- Increase visibility

- Make your value visible

- Step up to the next level

Case Study

Authenticity is the key to success as a leader. Being authentic is to believe in people as well as yourself. It's having the confidence to be vulnerable when you may not have all the answers.

- Define your purpose

- Communicate your values

- Nurture your team

Case Study

Overcoming unconscious bias is a critical part of succeeding in your role. To overcome barriers and succeed in senior roles, you must enhance your awareness and take steps to develop your leadership presence.

- Identify and beat unconscious bias

- Accept and overcome limitations

- Develop your leadership presence

Case Study

Developing your emotional barrier to criticism will maximise your resilience during difficult times and future-proof your leadership success.

-Adopt an agile mindset

-Increase resilience to adversity

-Lead through change


A healthy work-life balance is a concept we all aspire to achieve, but standing out in your career and focusing on personal priorities can be challenging in practice. Join this interactive session as our panellists explore how they approach a work-life balance.

- Plan your priorities

- Be present in your environment

- Tricks to maximise your presence

Case Study

Men and women fundamentally differ as leaders, each bringing unique strengths and style to their roles. This session will explore how language can impact your perception and performance.

-Communicate confidently

-Handle difficult conversations

-Explore assertive language

Expert Commentary

To make meaningful and sustainable relationships, you must master the art of confident communication to convey credibility and authenticity. In this interactive session, Rebecca will provide you with a set of adaptable and practical skills to incorporate into your conversations.

- Increase confidence, credibility and authenticity

- Practical tips for networking

- Project authenticity

Conference Day Two - 27 Mar

Case Study

In today's age of change, you must create an environment of effective adaptation and openness to transformation. Liz will share how Seqwater is transforming its organisational culture through a leader-led program with vision and values at its heart.

-Lead collaboratively

-Nurture talent and teamwork

-Embrace and advance change

Case Study

An essential element of effective leadership is executive presence. The ability to demonstrate your value in a compelling way will allow you to effectively connect with and influence the people around you.

-Define your values

-Use your platform courageously

-Increase credibility


Getting the right support throughout your career is vital for progression. This interactive experience will allow you to discuss your journey and challenges before putting your questions to our panel of experts.

-Embrace mentorship opportunities

-Find your advocate

-Explore alternate career pathways

Case Study

Effective leaders are able to guide their teams, remove barriers and allow people to unlock their potential. To drive your team's success and create value for your organisation, you must first understand yourself and create multi-dimensional partnerships.

- The importance of understanding yourself, your vulnerabilities and value

- Stand out as a confident, competent leader through multidimensional partnerships

- Recognise the value of your team and drive performance

Case Study

Next-level leadership requires next level-thinking. Refining your innovative mindset and having the confidence to create changes will allow you to stand out and make your mark.

-Focus on your goals

-Have the confidence to take risks

-Reflect on your successes and failures

Expert Commentary

Time and time again, even in difficult and uncertain circumstances, the most effective leaders focus their attention and overcome entrenched patterns of behaviour to push an organisation to new heights of success. This interactive session will explore the secrets of strategic leadership.

- Tap into your inner strategic leadership voice

- Move from transactional to transformational leadership

- Step up your leadership capability


This final interactive session will highlight the key messages and skills learned over the past two days. You will consolidate your action plan and map out how to stand out and reach your full potential.

-Lessons learned from the summit

-Incorporate lessons into your leadership skill set

-Create your action plan for the future

Post- Summit Workshop - 28 Mar


In a changing and dynamic environment, leaders face a wide range of obstacles. Truly effective leaders are constantly learning and adapting. They focus on developing their skills to ensure they are able to effectively navigate these day-to-day hurdles.

All leaders face the task of motivating themselves and those around them. This will span team members, colleagues and their superiors. Understanding the dynamics of motivation, influence and the strategies to drive performance are key to excelling as a leader.

This workshop will develop the critical skills for success and explore the unique challenges many women face on their leadership journeys. Attendees will return to the office with renewed confidence and a clear, workable leadership plan.

Developing self-awareness and authenticity

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

- Identifying your key strengths and potential derailers as a leader

- Identifying how best to utilise your optimal leadership style within the context of your organisation

High level communication, influence and negotiation skills

- Managing emotions for positive and assertive communication

- Developing techniques of persuasion and negotiation to influence with “conversational intelligence”

- Preparing for and having difficult conversations with confidence 

Developing self and others with “reflective leadership”

- Clarifying the benefits of reflective practice in leadership

- Developing the skills and capacity for reflective practice

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

Strategic career progression

- Everyday career management practices and creating a personal leadership plan

- Maximising existing networks and building new ones for professional opportunities

- Skills and approaches in managing your image and visibility without feeling you are “selling yourself”


Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leveraging team dynamics to enhance performance

- Challenging, supporting and empowering others

- Managing uncooperative staff members

Driving change and innovation as a female leader

- Recognising and overcoming hurdles to change

- Trusting your intuition and stepping outside your comfort zone

- Embedding a positive change culture in an organisation

Remaining productive in a crisis

- Building resilience to thrive under pressure

- Supporting your team and engaging others to deliver

- Debriefing after crisis - providing and accepting feedback

Action planning for leadership

- Developing a personalised approach: short and long-term

- Understanding challenges

- Sharing approaches for moving your career forward


Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

07 3221 1999

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