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Now in it’s 24th year, the Women, Management & Work Conference provides practical advice on workplace diversity, networking and strategies, to achieve higher levels of women in leadership roles throughout Australia.
The theme for this year’s Women, Management & Work Conference is: Inspiration and Empowerment – Creating your future. With this theme the conference aims to empower women to drive their own career success by building on their individual strengths.
The Australian Government has promised to achieve a 40% representation of women on boards by 2015. Since the government announced their 2015 target, the percentage of women on ASX200 boards has increased from 8.3% in 2008 to 10.9% in 2011. Some progress has been achieved for women on boards however, there is still a long way to go to achieving gender equality in the workplace.
Conference director and President and CEO of The Morawska Group, Jenny Morawska, said: “This year we are aiming to inspire and encourage women looking to make their mark in corporate leadership to act on their strengths and be empowered to start making changes.”
“It’s not enough to just discuss why women should be involved in more leadership positions. We need to inspire and empower women to start doing,” she said.
With this aim in mind, speakers at this year’s conference on 12 – 13 July 2012, will share their inspirational stories, practical advice and strategies to help women achieve higher leadership roles in Australia.
This year’s International Speaker is Åse Lunde, Managing Director of Lunde Risk Reduction AB, Sweden. Åse is a crisis and disaster management professional with 23 years of broad-based experience including senior roles with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the UN and the Swedish National Police.
Additional key speakers at this year’s conference include:
- Holly Kramer – Group General Manager, Pacific Brands Workwear Group
- Senator Claire Moore – Senator for Queensland, Australian Labor Party
- Jenny Morawska – President and CEO, The Morawska Group
- Rachel Clow – General Manager, Personal Lending, Commonwealth Bank
- Robert Rodgers CSM FAHRI – Air Commodore, Director General Personnel, Air Force
Popular Comedienne, TV Presenter, Author and Mother of 5, Fiona O’Loughlin, is also scheduled to appear at this year’s conference.
The conference will consist of presentations and workshops with expert speakers from diverse backgrounds and industry sectors. Topics to be discussed over the two days include the emerging future of corporate leadership, leveraging personal networks and how to be seen and heard in the workplace, as well as tips on how to empower your strengths to become an influential and successful leader.
For a complete list of conference speakers visit www.mm.mq.edu.au/wmwc/speakers
Date: 12 – 13 July 2012
Where: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip St, Sydney
Book now at www.mm.mq.edu.au/wmwc
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Fee: Early Bird $1,725 until 1 June 2012, $2,300 thereafter
For full conference program and more information: www.mm.mq.edu.au/wmwc
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