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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. 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.

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Keynote Speaker

Diane Smith-Gander AO
Chair, HBF Health Ltd

Diane Smith-Gander AO is an experienced non-executive director maintaining a diverse portfolio across different entities, industries and geographies, with a demonstrated history of addressing tough issues and challenges.She is an advocate for gender equity and a past president of CEW, Australia’s pre-eminent women’s advocacy group.

Diane is also Chair of Zip Co Limited, DDH1 Limited and National Chair of CEDA, Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

Diane has also been active in sports administration and currently chairs the inaugural Nominations Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency. Diane holds an MBA from the University of Sydney and a BEc from the University of Western Australia (UWA).