THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP​

SYMPOSIUM​

JOIN THE CONVERSATION​

2022 pre-release tickets now available​

JOIN THE CONVERSATION​

Established in 2006, the Symposiums are a powerful national platform for dialogue around women’s leadership and gender equity. Connecting the highest office holders and policy makers with the experiences of everyday women, the Symposiums put a spotlight on critical national issues and advocate for widespread, long-term change. 

The Symposiums are a safe and inclusive space. We welcome all people who are open to being in a woman-centred space regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

 

Upcoming symposiums​

AUSTRALIA’S PREMIER WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP EVENTS​

Showcasing a diverse mix of high-profile and respected thought leaders, the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums have become synonymous with excellence and achievement across all facets of business and community leadership.

Addressing topics such as gender equity, leadership, career advancement and life fulfillment, the Symposiums represent an important annual opportunity for women to connect, learn, share their experiences and be inspired. 

AND BE INSPIRED...

Richly diverse in their achievements and fields of endeavour, Symposium speakers are universally recognised for their vision, resilience and capacity to influence change.​

may

13

CANBERRA​

Hotel Realm, 
Canberra​

JuN

23

BRISBANE​

Convention and Exhibition Centre , Brisbane

SEP

02

SYDNEY

Shangri-La Hotel, 
Sydney

sep

16

MELBOURNE

Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne

LEARN​

An unrivalled opportunity to learn from some of the country’s most respected women leaders and role models. ​

SHARE

Every year, women from diverse backgrounds come together to share their experiences and engage in lively discussion and debate around the issues that really matter. ​

for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women​​

attendance grants​

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS​

Previous speakers at our symposiums include​

Olympic Champion

Cathy Freeman OAM

Gold Medallist Paralympian​

Madison De Rozario

The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Premier of Queensland

The Honourable Linda Dessau AC

Governor of Victoria

AFLW Player

Moana Hope​

Author, Speaker, Activist; Co-Founder, #Women2Drive Movement

Manal al-Sharif

Media Trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author, Australian of the Year 2013

Ita Buttrose AC, OBE

Chief Public Health Officer, SA Health

Professor Nicola Spurrier

Disability Activist; Model; 2019 QLD Young Australian of the Year; Advocacy Manager, Starting with Julius

Angel Dixon OAM

Medical Doctor, Freelance Writer and Diversity Advocate

Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai

Chair, SuperFriend; Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Elizabeth Proust AO

Prime Minister of Australia, 2010-2013​

Julia Gillard AC​

Human Rights Activist; Entrepreneur; Inspirational Speaker; Philanthropist; Mentor​

Khadija Gbla

Board Director, Author and Youth Advocate

Yasmin Poole

Former SBS Newsreader, Television & Radio Presenter, Journalist

Lee Lin Chin

Director, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation

Virginia Haussegger AM