Aspire March 2019: We have a lot to share.

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Hello, and welcome to the latest issue of Aspire: March 2019. 

We are trialing a new method of sharing our latest news and any exciting updates with you this year. We hope you like it! 

In other news, Suzi Finkelstein, Director of Leadership and Advocacy at WLA, has shared with us the intentions she has set for the new year. Amber Brodecky has penned a heartfelt piece about working on the front line of Black Saturday, and we are starting the year right with events in Canberra, Ballarat, Cairns, Townsville and Launceston.

We are also excited to be able to share that we are expanding this year. We will be offering women leadership development opportunities in new places throughout 2019, including in the UK for the very first time, under a new sister brand called Women & Leadership International (WLI). Read on for more info...


Suzi Finkelstein shares how she set her intentions for 2019

Suzi Finkelstein, Director of Leadership and Advocacy at Women & Leadership Australia, shares the words that she is using to set her intentions for 2019, and reflects on the words she chose in 2018 and where they guided her. 

Suzi Finkelstein



Four additional Australian Women's Leadership Forums happening soon

This March and April we are bringing the Australian Women’s Leadership Forum back, with stops in Ballarat, Cairns, Launceston, and Townsville. WLA really began in these rural and regional centres 15 years ago and it is an absolute pleasure to be going back again, particular because everywhere in Australia has amazing female leaders, 

rural forums



Women & Leadership expands to the UK

We are excited to announce that WLA along with Women & Leadership New Zealand has been joined by Women & Leadership International (WLI). We are taking inquiries now for the first cohort of leadership participants, with the Executive Ready program set to take place in London and Birmingham from May/June. If you know of someone over there who might be interested in investing in themselves this new year, then let us know! We are so excited to be taking this step and can't wait to expand to more locations with more offerings in the future.  



National Police, Defence and Emergency Services Women’s Leadership Summit: March 29th

The National Police, Defence and Emergency Services Women’s Leadership Summit is a one-day networking and development day for women working in police, defence and emergency services. With speakers including Lieutenant Colonel Jasmin Diab, Amna Karra-Hassan, Senior Constable Sarah Mcguinness and Liz Ellis AM, this is a summit you will not want to miss. You can see the full agenda here. 


 Amber Brodecky reflects on working as a lead crisis communicator on Black Saturday

Amber Brodecky reflects on what it was like to work in crisis communications during the Black Saturday bushfires. As Director of Media and Communities for the Emergency Services Commissioner, Amber was on the front line, responsible for handling all incoming and outgoing communication to residents, emergency services and media. 


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