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Women in the public sector are diverse. They have varied leadership and career expectations and aspirations. Women need to feel empowered to own their career paths and discover who they are as leaders.
The covid-19 pandemic presented many challenges to women in the workplace but at the same time opportunities for women in leadership to demonstrate their strong and inspiring leadership qualities. In 2021, the gender pay gap is narrowing, but it would take another 26 years to close. The time to take action is now.
This conference presents an opportunity to hear from exceptional leaders who are challenging themselves and their organisations to tackle gender boundaries now and delivering change sooner. 

Why attend

  • Be inspired by leadership journey stories of exceptional leaders
  • Learn about how other leaders and organisations are taking action to drive meaningful change for equality
  • Develop personal networks and authentic leadership skills for your personal leadership career
  • Join in creative conversations to enhance the future of women in the public sector
  • Be empowered by inspiring stories of how women in leadership are driving change in the WA community.

Download the draft program here.

Keynote Speaker

Tanya Hosch
Executive General Manager Inclusion and Social Policy

Tanya Hosch is the first Indigenous person and second woman appointed to the AFL executive. She has held leadership roles in sport, the arts, culture, social justice and public policy.

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One of the pre-eminent Indigenous leaders pursuing constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Nations people, Tanya’s principled leadership is transforming the AFL – advancing women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, gender-diverse Australians and the entire community.

Tanya championed the first Indigenous player statue of Nicky Winmar and instigated a review of anti-vilification policy within the code. She helped secure an apology for Adam Goodes from the AFL and delivered a new industry framework to help prevent racist treatment of players.

Tanya also helped found advocacy organisation The Indigenous Players Alliance. She drove a new respect and responsibility policy enabling women to seek redress for unacceptable behaviour, and a world-first gender diversity policy for a contact sport.

In 2020, she drove a hugely successful social media campaign aimed at informing and protecting Indigenous communities from COVID-19.