MARK YOUR DIARY

 

 

 


Get ready for two days of innovative programming designed to inspire new thinking,
encourage debate and progress the conversation forward. 

Browse the agenda below and take note of the sessions you don't want to miss. 

 

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration/Log On

Whether you're joining us online or IRL, settle in and get ready for a jam packed two days. 

8:45 AM - 8:55 AM Acknowledgement of Country

Alumni of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), Sancia Ridgeway, will open the Future Women Leadership Summit with an Acknowledgement of Country. Virtual attendees will hear from AIEF alumni and Director, Emily Hill. 

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Introduction

The morning MC Future Women's Chief Creative Officer, Jamila Rizvi, will set the scene for the Leadership Summit. 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AMKEYNOTEOpening Address by Senator the Hon Marise Payne

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, will open the Leadership Summit. 

9:30 AM - 9:50 AMKEYNOTEThe Lonely Century - And How to Reconnect

Thought leader, academic and broadcaster, Noreena Hertz, will address the Leadership Summit.

9:50 AM - 10:40 AMPANEL DISCUSSIONImposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt like a fraud who is only minutes away from being caught? This panel discussion will unpack the imposter syndrome phenomenon and how to resist it.

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMFOCUS SESSIONBalance, Burnout and Boundaries

How can ambitious hard-working women set clear boundaries and restore balance? Two leading medical professionals will come together to share research and lived experience of burnout.

11:30 AM - 11:50 AMBIG IDEAS LABFlawed: Embracing Your Imperfections

Partners in Performance Managing Director, Skipp Williamson, will address the Leadership Summit.

11:55 AM - 12:40 PMPANEL DISCUSSIONAchieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World

There's no denying the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality. In a signature event of the Leadership Summit, panelists will come together to unpack the theme of International Women's Day for 2021.

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Lunch Break and FW x Hachette Australia Book Club

In the lunch break, summit attendees can choose to watch the Future Women x Hachette Australia Book Club discussion led by Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards between 12:55PM - 1:25PM. 

1:40 PM - 2:25 PM🖥 BREAKOUT ROOMSVirtual Attendees Breakout Room

BONUS: Virtual attendees are invited to join breakout rooms to network and discuss a key topic.

1:40 PM - 2:25 PMPANEL DISCUSSIONQuotas, Targets and Merit

There are many opinions on the most effective strategies to improve diversity in senior roles. This panel will unpack the respective impact of quotas and targets and explore the contentious concept of ‘merit’. 

2:30 PM - 3:00 PMIN CONVERSATIONThe Download Live 
3:05 PM - 3:50 PMPANEL DISCUSSIONBuilding Diverse Teams

Too often diversity is considered only through a gender lens. This panel discussion will explore the importance of building diverse teams from a range of perspectives and how a cohesive, supportive environment can be fostered.

3:35 PM - 3:50 PMIN CONVERSATIONHow To Lead When You're Young

BONUS: Virtual attendees will hear Future Women's Chief Creative Officer, Jamila Rizvi, and City of Sydney's Cr Jess Miller in conversation about their experiences taking on leadership roles early in their careers.

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM Afternoon Tea 
3:55 PM - 4:10 PMIN CONVERSATIONLeading Women In The #MeToo Era

BONUS: Violence Prevention and Gender Equality Specialist, and external adviser to Commonwealth Bank's Next Chapter program, Moo Baulch, speaks exclusively to Alice and the virtual Summit about leading women in the #MeToo era.

4:10 PM - 4:55 PMPANEL DISCUSSIONPersuasion Principles in Practice

Is persuasion about positional power? Or can it be about mounting and presenting an argument in such a way as to capture the imagination and support of the room. Panelists will discuss strategies to be more persuasive in different formats and how to put them into practice.

5:00 PM - 5:15 PMIN CONVERSATIONIn Conversation: Amy Dobbin

Sonder's Chief of Staff, Amy Dobbin, speaks with Future Women Founder and Managing Director, Helen McCabe, about her path to leadership and working to ensure women's safety. 

5:00 PM - 5:15 PMIN CONVERSATIONPersuasion Principles with Anna Brown

BONUS: Virtual attendees will hear more insights on persuasion from Equality Australia's CEO, Anna Brown, as she speaks with Alice Monfries about her leadership as Co-Chair of the YES campaign.

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Closing Remarks

The afternoon MC, Helen McCabe, will conclude day one proceedings of the Leadership Summit.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Drinks

In-person attendees are invited to to continue the conversation at networking drinks. 

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration/Log On

Doors open from 8AM for day two of the Leadership Summit. Virtual attendees are encouraged to log on and get ready. 

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Acknowledgement of Country

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) Founder and Director, Michelle Penfold, will open day two of the Future Women Leadership Summit with an Acknowledgement of Country. 

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM Day Two Introduction

The morning MC, Lizzie Young, will open day two proceedings of the Leadership Summit.

8:40 AM - 8:50 AMKEYNOTEKeynote address

Shadow Minister for Women, The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, will address the Leadership Summit.

8:50 AM - 9:10 AMIN CONVERSATIONIn Conversation: Tanya Plibersek

Shadow Minister for Women, The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, speaks with Future Women's Chief Creative Officer, Jamila Rizvi. 

9:15 AM - 9:55 AMFOCUS SESSIONLeadership Shortcuts

Three outstanding leaders will share the key strategies and shortcuts they have used to advance their careers and rise to some of the most senior leadership positions in Australia. 

10:00 AM - 10:20 AMBIG IDEAS LABThe Neuroscience of Confidence

Vitae.Coach CEO and Founder, Shelley Laslett, will unlock the fascinating neuroscience behind confidence and courage.

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Morning Tea 
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM🖥 BREAKOUT ROOMSVirtual Attendees Breakout Room

BONUS: Virtual attendees are invited to join breakout rooms to network and discuss the morning's agenda.

10:40 AM - 11:25 AMPANEL DISCUSSIONToxic Work

If you know, you know. This panel discussion will explore the impact of challenging bosses, colleagues and teams. Panelists will discuss how to identify toxicity at work, what to do when it arises and how to know when it's time to walk out the door.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PMKEYNOTESomewhere Over The Brick Wall

CEO of Chartered Accounts ANZ, Ainslie van Onselen, will address the Leadership Summit. 

12:05 PM - 12:50 PMPANEL DISCUSSIONThe Future of Work

Climate change, health uncertainty, economic downturn, casualisation and technological advancement are just some of the global issues which are shaping the way Australians work today and into the future. Panelists will discuss how women can position themselves for success. 

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM Lunch Break and NSW Rural Scholarship Presentation

In the lunch break, summit attendees can choose to watch the presentation of the Future Women NSW Rural Scholarship winners with The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women between 1:00PM - 1:20PM. 

1:50 PM - 2:35 PMIN CONVERSATIONIn Conversation: Gladys Berejiklian

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales, will be in conversation with Future Women Founder, Helen McCabe, about leadership.

2:40 PM - 3:20 PMFOCUS SESSIONUsing Empathy, Intuition, Kindness and Humility to Lead a Team

What does compassionate leadership look like in action? Three speakers will come together to share their perspectives and experience on the role of empathy, intuition, kindness and humility in modern leadership.

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM Closing Remarks

Future Women Founder, Helen McCabe, will close the Future Women Leadership Summit for 2021.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Networking Drinks

In-person attendees are invited to to continue the conversation at networking drinks. 

EACH SESSION EXPLAINED

Keynote presentations: Throughout the day we will come together to hear from experienced leaders who are paving the way forward for women’s leadership. 

Focus sessions: In this session we are showcasing a variety of perspectives on issues that really matter to us. Each speaker will present, one after another, on the same topic and will bring their diverse backgrounds, training and lived experience to the table. 

Big Ideas Lab: Short presentations by leaders who intrigue us. They have been given free reign to present on a topic of their choice and challenge us to think differently about ourselves, our workplaces and the world. 

Panel discussions: We bring together some of Australia’s most interesting speakers - and see where they lead us. The tone of our panel discussions are practical, evidence or experience based and accessible. We encourage a respectful but vigorous exchange of ideas.