The 2014 Australian Women's Leadership Symposium
Australia’s premier annual event for women in leadership
The 2014 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium is the most highly attended women’s leadership event in the country, providing an unparalleled opportunity to explore leadership, life and career development.
Every year hundreds of women from all sectors and industries are exposed to state-of-the-art strategy and advice delivered by Australia’s most inspirational trainers, academics and business leaders. Drawing on the experience of many of Australia’s highest profile women, the Symposium explores leadership from a local, national and international perspective.
The unrivalled quality of the event reflects its deep roots within the heart of the Australian community. Through powerful connections to all areas of Australian life, the Symposium maintains an enviable position at the forefront of the wider women and leadership debate.
Embraced by leading organisations throughout the country, the event has become a powerful hub for business development and networking. Each year, attendees representing a wide variety of organisations use their participation to tap into a wealth of new ideas and create powerful business alliances.
For individuals, the Symposium represents a unique opportunity to reflect on one’s own leadership aspirations and build meaningful life-long connections. Now in its eighth year, the Symposium continues to enable female leaders at all levels to leverage their individual strengths and realise greater life and career fulfilment.
As the centrepiece of WLA’s Ten Year Celebration, the 2014 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium will feature inspirational stories from an exceptional line up of Australia’s most influential and successful leaders. Please click here to see the full line up of 2014 speakers.
During the celebrations former Prime Minister the Hon. Julia Gillard will accept the inaugural Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership. Ms Gillard will receive the award at the Sydney Symposium and deliver a keynote presentation. In other cities, Ms Gillard will formally accept the award by video.
Addressing issues of leadership and career, the Symposium offers an important opportunity to stay abreast of current Australian and international leadership trends. Engaging subject matter is designed to enhance the leadership capacity of participants, offering an opportunity for a broad range of women to share their experiences and learn from their peers. Informative case studies and keynote addresses enhance the experience, exploring key issues pertaining to the on-going development of Australia’s female leaders.
Drawing participants from every state and territory, the Symposium offers an unsurpassed opportunity to extend your networks far beyond your local community and develop lasting relationships with like-minded women. Effectively leveraging the bountiful networking opportunities can be daunting, so the event is geared to provide engaging ways to meet other women, including colour-coded nametags, business card swaps, seating movements, group activities and structured networking sessions. In addition to providing an unparalleled opportunity for women to make new connections, the Symposium provides practical advice for building your personal brand.
…and be inspired
Every year over 70 inspirational speakers offer their experience and knowledge to a whole new generation of female leaders. Hundreds of women from every corner of the nation participate annually in the symposium events ensuring that the national program remains Australia’s largest and most prestigious gathering of female leaders.
Symposium speakers are thought leaders in their respective fields. They represent individuals who have successfully navigated difficult and challenging journeys. Diverse in their achievements, Symposium speakers are recognised for their vision, their leadership and their capacity to make a difference. By sharing their knowledge and experiences they encourage other women to uncover and leverage their individual strengths and talents.
To view detailed information on speakers presenting at the Australian Women's Leadership Symposium in 2014 please click here.
The program attracts both current and aspiring female leaders from a broad cross section of industries and sectors.
The 2014 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium will be held from May to July in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin.