Empower Yourself. Inspire Others. Lead for the Future.

Women in Leadership Summit Sydney | 27 - 29 May 

Presented by the Women Leaders Institute 
In 2012, the Women Leaders Institute was created to inspire action and drive change for aspiring and established women leaders through business empowerment, leadership and career advancement. Join the community and find out more at womenleadersinstitute.org.   
The Women in Leadership Summit Series is a global conference series designed to bring together the most influential and brightest minds to create opportunities for women in leadership. 
Be empowered and inspired by incredible public and private sector leaders as they address women’s role as innovators and disruptors, accountability in gender diversity, facilitating flexibility while maintaining productivity and profit, and creating equality of opportunity in modern businesses.   
As part of our global Women in Leadership series, this inspiring two-day forum is coming to Sydney; created for experienced leaders, aspiring executives, budding entrepreneurs, and established business professionals who want to advance their career and learn from influential and successful leaders. 
  • Join Jane Caro as she discusses the trials and tribulations of being a modern woman and a modern leader in today’s Australia.   

  • Hear Tracey Spicer’s perspective on the changing nature of feminism and how female leadership has developed in the 21st Century – especially since #metoo.   

  • Be inspired at the Interactive Roundtable Discussions 
    Discuss and debate with industry and thought leaders on key leadership challenges with Male Champions of Change, Department of Veterans Affairs and VMLY&R in our high impact interactive roundtable discussions.

  • Learn from practical Case Studies 
    Benefit from real life case studies and hear how Ashurst and CSIRO have created efficient, supportive, profitable and diverse workplaces.

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Featured Speakers

Tracey Spicer AM

Award-winning Journalist, Author, Advocate, Ambassador & CEO,

Spicer Communications

Jane Caro

Novelist, Author, Columnist, Advertising Pundit, Walkley Award Winner

Stephen Ellis


Knight Frank

Amanda Steele

Executive Managing Director, NSW


Bec Bignell


Cockatoo Co-Lab

Sharon Clayton MP

Member for Newcastle

Australian Government

Virginia Hausseggar AM


50/50 by 2030 Foundation

Johnathan Callaghan


Invest Property Group

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Media Partner

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Why Attend? 

  1. Gain practical and actionable strategies from Knight Frank, ahm, and WGEA to create profitable and diverse workplaces. 
  2. Discover how to engage and empower employees in the process of achieving gender diversity and equality with Investa Property Group, EY, and CharterHall

  3. Learn how Anna O’Sullivan, APAC Regional Head, Transaction Management at BNY Mellon maintained a successful professional work-life balance. 

  4. Join the discussion on creating male allies and advocates at the workplace with Male Champions of Change and Ashurst.  

  5. Discover how to align business policies with the bottom-line from Tara Jackson, Head of People & Culture ANZ, VMLY&R.  

  6. Leverage key strategies from Deloitte and CBRE to optimise your leadership pipelines to attract and retain high-potential female talent

  7. Hear how a young, gay, female entrepreneur disrupted an entire industry from Nicole Kersh, Founder, 4Cabling (acquired), and Co-Founder & Head of Strategy, The Content Folk.  

Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Managers and Executives 

  • Human Resources professionals, recruitment and talent specialists  

  • Lawyers, accountants and consultants 

  • Diversity and Inclusion professionals 

  • Mentors, mentorship program managers, sponsors, coaches 

  • Professionals championing diversity in the workplace, including male allies


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Hilton Sydney 

488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Conference Room: Stateroom, Level 2
Workshop A: Level 1 - Room 3

W: www.hiltonsydney.com.au/ 
T: +61 2 9266 2080
E: sydney.events@hilton.com
Brimming with style and character, Hilton Sydney is located in the heart of the city's shopping, entertainment, and business districts.
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Hotel parking is available at Secure Parking located beneath Hilton Sydney (entry via 255 Pitt Street) for a function rate of $58.50 per 24 hour period. A valet service is also available at a rate of $83.00 per 24 hour period.