Agenda

08:30

09:00

09:10

THE FACE OF FEMALE LEADERSHIP

09:20

The brilliant Jane Caro discusses what it means to be a woman and a leader in modern Australia.  

09:50

  • Stimulate your mind with this fireside chat exploring:  
  • Being both feminist and feminine in the modern world 
  • Using power and influence to further the causes of women and enact change.  
  • Leading by example when creating an environment of equal opportunity

10:20

In 2017, a team of Deloitte’s analysts were tasked with looking into the how lack of diversity is setting back Australian companies. The result? Our economy is missing out on a $10.8 billion opportunity and businesses are missing out on a 2.1% increase in productivity. 

11:00

AGENTS OF CHANGE  

11:20

This panel of industry experts will discuss: 

  • Distinguishing inherent gender differences from implicit gender stereotypes

  • Approaches and strategies to eliminating (unconscious) gender bias in the workplace

  • Normalising flexible workplace practices and work-life integration to increase employee satisfaction and productivity

12:10

The 50/50 by 2030 Foundation is dedicated to achieving equal gender representation in leadership and key decision-making positions in government and public administration across Australia by 2030. 

  • What are they doing to achieve this aim? 
  • How are they doing it? 
  • And most importantly, will we be at 50/50 by 2030? 

12:40

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SESSIONS 

01:30

How it works: Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in two interactive 30 minute roundtable discussions.   

  • Creating effective personal and professional support networks.
  • Communication is key – Helping male allies find their voice.
  • Dealing with pressure of being a lone female role model 

02:30

GENDER DIVERSITY IN MODERN BUSINESS 

03:00

03:30

This case study based session will introduce the concept of partners as ambassadors of change who lead by example, speak out about unacceptable behaviour, encourage staff to get involved in diversity initiatives and help communicate key diversity messages; a key part of achieving a high performance culture. 

04:00

  • Discussing key takeaways  
  • Implementing learnings in your workplace 

04:15

04:30

08:30

08:50

WALKING THE TALK – MAKING GENDER EQUALITY MORE THAN JUST A VALUE STATEMENT 

09:00

Hear Tracey Spicer, icon and powerhouse of Australian news and television, give her perspective on the changing nature being a role model of female leadership in the 21st century and life in the media after #metoo. 

09:30

Take practical, actionable strategies back to the office from this panel discussion, covering:

  • Implementing workplace practices which encourage good work/life integration
  • How to allow for flexibility while maintaining productivity and profit
  • Are mandated quotas counterintuitive to the cause of gender diversity?  
  • What is role of merit/meritocracy in the modern workplace? 

10:20

 

  • Delivering on the triple threat: policies, culture and leadership 
  • Accelerating change - targets, targets, targets! 
  • Looking to the workforce of the future 

 

10:50

CREATING FUTURE LEADERS 

11:20

This panel discussion will cover the latest insights in how to optimise leadership pipelines including: 

  • Recognising the role of unconscious bias in hindering the progression of high-potential women
  • Understanding how to engage high-potential female talent in existing organisational pipelines to retain their expertise
  • Creating leadership roles which women want to take
  • How engaging in strategic partnerships can facilitate change

12:00

This unmissable session will focus on the women who have sought to be part of Australian political life. Often subject to treatment which would not be tolerated or accepted in any other modern workplace. The treatment of women in Australia’s parliament has increasingly been subject to intense public scrutiny as the likes of Julia Gillard and Sarah Hanson-Young have spoken out against the vilification and harassment they have faced.

12:40

ENGAGING WOMEN IN TRADITIONALLY MASCULINE FIELDS  

01:30

Discover how the CSIRO used the data-driven approach to over-haul their gender equality strategy through: 

  • Engaging with employees through a collaborative and engaging framework
  • Using existing and gathered data to address the needs and determine the goals of the organisation
  • Successfully adapting an external program to suit the unique needs of the organisation

 

02:00

Discover how to align business policies with business needs in a service-based industry while also: 
  • Facilitating female talent in fast paced and deadline-driven roles.  
  • Creating business structures and networks which support high-potential talent.  
  • Balancing the needs and wants of both clients and employees when building a flexible working framework. 

02:30

  • The importance of social media and networking working platforms for modern business success.  
  • Building a personal brand which is in line with your leadership position and aspirations. 
  • Making content to match your message for effective communication with clients and colleagues  

03:00

03:20

 

  • Accenture research shows that a culture of equality—a workplace environment in which everyone can advance and thrive—drives innovation. 
  • A culture of equality is the single most powerful driver of innovation, more than a company’s geography, demographic factors, size or sector. The stakes are high:  with universal adoption of an innovation mindset, we could see an immediate increase in global GDP of up to $900Bn.

 

03:50

Hear from industry heavy-weights on how they:

  • Create balance while achieving success – understanding what this means for you
  • Juggle love, life, family, friends and career in the context of modern societal and cultural expectations
  • Lead by example when creating an environment of equal opportunity, both personally and professionally

04:30

Post-Conference Workshop | Wednesday 29th May 2019 

 

Gender Equity Planning in the Workplace 

Working towards gender equity, equality, inclusion and balance 

 

This interactive one-day workshop will provide you with the latest gender equity and inclusion thinking, frameworks, practical techniques, and examples of how measurable culture and systemic change is being achieved to help overcome obstacles along the way.  
 
Whether you are starting your strategic gender equality journey, getting traction with your gender strategy, or at the stage of shifting mindsets, system and culture, this workshop will help meet your objectives. 
 
Key themes and learning areas include developing the right approach to: 

  • Expand your female talent pipeline to leadership and in “non-traditional” areas of employment  
  • Establish effective Male Champions of Change programs and influence 
  • Proactively assess pay equity issues, and learn how to conduct pay equity reviews 
  • Learn from UK experience on future pay equity claims planning for Australia 
  • Develop effective mentorship and sponsorship programs 
  • Promote equality and equity principles at work through engaging and mobilising leaders and staff 
  • Conduct robust gender analysis and identify metrics to drive accountability and make strategic gender equity and inclusion decisions 
  • Measure impact through an overall organisational measurement vs success of individual initiatives 

 

Workshop Facilitator: 

Fiona Krautil  

Founder & Principal 
Diversity Knowhow 
 
Working with leading employers over 25 years, Fiona will draw from her client research and extensive gender equity, diversity and inclusion strategy development and training experience. She will share her D & I Generational Impact Model© providing participants with a practical and clear roadmap to gain “cut through” to achieve system and culture change. Fiona is Founder and Principal of Diversity Knowhow; a specialist diversity and inclusion practice. Fiona is a certified member of the AHRI Inclusion & Diversity Reference Panel and a 2018 AHRI awards judge. Her leadership roles have included Head of Diversity & Inclusion at University of Sydney, ANZ Bank, Director of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency Westpac, Esso, and Department of Agriculture. 
 

Testimonials  

“Fiona is able to lead and guide through aspiration and has always been able to clearly see the end result in mind. She draws on a multitude of resources, attributes and methods to make diversity meaningful and cogent evidenced in her capacity to facilitate round tables and deliver training and workshops” 
Lisa Annese, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Council Australia Ltd 

“Fiona has provided AHRI with excellent advice, input and support with our various Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. She is a highly committed and skilled professional with outstanding knowledge on the full range of Diversity issues and the challenges in getting Diversity initiatives to work.” 
Sandra Cormack, National Manager Strategic Development, AHRI