Thursday 15th June 2017
National Gallery of Australia
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00- 09:20 Welcome and Opening Comments
Group of 3
table of 8
10:50 - 11:10 Morning Tea
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch
15:10 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea
16:50 - 17:00 Review and Closing Comments
Founder and Managing Director, The Farm Table
Airlie is the founder and Managing Director of The Farm Table, a central, online information hub that connects Australian farmers, students, agribusiness professionals, and others involved or interested in the industry, to information quickly and easily in a user-friendly format. As a young producer returning to her family farm and a recent postgraduate student in agriculture, she found that the information was often out there, but it took significant time to find. The Farm Table tries to make things a little bit easier by bringing together handy resources in a central location.
10:20 - 10:50
Driving Gender Equality in Australia -
Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons PhD MBA (Adv) BEc CA
Lecturer & Post-Doctoral Research Fellow,
University of Queensland Business School
Dr Fitzsimmons is a Lecturer in leadership, human resource management and change management with the University of Queensland Business School. He is also a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience. He is currently the co-convenor of the Australian Gender Equality Council with Helen Conway, former director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. He has served as national and state presidents of not for profit bodies as well as a director on boards of Listed Public Companies in Australia and overseas.
Through the symposium development session participants explore a variety of challenging themes and scenarios linked to the core responsibilities and opportunities of leadership. The full one hour session deeply immerses participants in the subject matter, leading to vibrant debate and important insights informed by collective experience.
Australian Capital Territory Award for
Excellence in Women's Leadership
Director of National Parks, Parks Australia
16:10 - 16:50
Virginia Haussegger AM
Director, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation
Virginia Haussegger AM is a passionate advocate for gender diversity. Virginia has recently been appointed to head up a new gender equality initiative, the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA). With a singular focus on improving the representation of women in leadership and key decision making roles across all levels of government and public administration, the Foundation will synthesize best practice research and expertise in gender analysis. For the past 15 years she has anchored the ABC’s flagship 7pm TV News in Canberra.
Federal Director Microsoft Australia
Hala is Microsoft’s Federal Director and Canberra Branch Manager, a responsibility she took up in 2010. Hala has held a variety of roles in both Australian and multi-national companies including national sales and management roles at IBM focused on software. Hala is one of the founding members of Multiple Sclerosis Angels Canberra chapter, a group focused on raising research funds for MS and was named WICked woman of the year by the Women in Information and Communication (WIC) for her contribution to the ICT industry and mentoring women in ICT. Hala has contributed to numerous government strategic and policy committees and industry consultations including ACT Government, Gershon Review and AIIA submissions.
09:20 - 09:50
Major General Simone Wilkie AO
Head of Joint Enablers, Department of Defence
Major General Simone Wilkie was commissioned into the Royal Australian Corps of Signals in 1983. She served as a Lieutenant and Captain in a range of regimental and instructional appointments in Land and Training Commands. As a senior officer, Major General Wilkie has fulfilled the roles of Director General Training Forces Command; Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters; and after promotion to Major General, Commander Australian Defence College. Following the release of the First Principles Review of Defence by Government, Major General Wilkie was appointed to the newly established position of Head Joint Enablers. In this role she is responsible for the delivery of joint enabling support to the Australian Defence Force.
general manager - lifestyle, leisure and industry, carsales.com
chief executive officer, australian indigenous leadership centre
Managing partner, canberra, pwc
tjanara goreng gorenG
Adjunct assistant professor,
university of canberra
Diversity is thought to be not enough: leadership in the 21st century demands that executives and organisations move beyond to capture the potential that comes from inclusion. If diversity is ‘the mix’, then inclusion is making the mix work by leveraging the wealth of knowledge, insights and perspectives in an open, trusting and diverse workplace. Research has found that over 80% of people who have worked with an inclusive leader were more motivated, productive, loyal to the organisation, and more likely to go the extra mile. Yet research also shows that approximately two thirds of people experience less than half of their leaders as inclusive leaders. How do we create more inclusive leaders within organisations? How do we create a more inclusive workplace, incorporating diversity in all that we do?