Women in Public Sector Leadership

Changing Cultures, Driving Better Performance

Events - 8 Nov 2017

A sell-out audience were inspired by an all star program at our first full day 'Women in Public Sector Leadership' conference.   

Presenters discussed cultural and systemic barriers inhibiting women's success in the workplace. Discussions  highlighted that significant cultural change is required to achieve workplace equality. Commissioner Katarina Carroll of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services authority shared her personal story and highlighted how a deliberate program of cultural change over two years has seen a signficant improvement in her organisation's performance.

IPAA WA presents Women in Leadership 2017, a full day conference that will provide you with an opportunity to hear from inspiring leaders and experts on how to meaningfully implement and take advantage of cultural change. Our line-up of exceptional presenters will help you discover how to harness your abilities to succeed and implement broader cultural change in your workplaces.

The following presentations from the day are now available to download



We thank the following people for their presentations

Keynote Presenter

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC FIPAAWA
Governor of Western Australia; IPAA WA Patron


Katarina Carroll APM
Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Tania Cecconi
Executive Director, CEOs for Gender Equity
Ms Tanya Dupagne
Manager, Camp Kulin; WA Rural Woman of the Year 2017
Dr Yvonne Haigh PhD
IPAA WA Vice President; Senior Lecturer in Policy and Governance, Murdoch University
Ms Julie Hunter
Managing Director Health, Education & Government, Commonwealth Bank
Dr Abby Jandro
Executive Coaching & Group Facilitation, Serendis Leadership Consulting
The Hon. Simone McGurk MLA
Minister for Women’s Interests
Christine Nixon APM
Author and fmr Commissioner of Police (Victoria)
Caroline Preuss
Chief Financial Officer, Perth Mint
Dr Ruth Shean FIPAAWA
IPAA WA Fellow; Former Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development

Mr Gordon Wallace
Regional Manager, StatePlus