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The Australian Women’s Leadership Forum
October 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
New event aims to connect and empower regional women leaders in Coffs Harbour
Tracey Spicer headlines a new forum that supports female leadership in remote and rural centres
The Australian Women’s Leadership Forum is a unique development program run in key regional and remote locations across the country. Sympathetic to the needs of regional women, this highly interactive one day program takes participants on a powerful journey of self-discovery as they work together to explore themes around leadership, resilience, empowerment and career/life fulfilment. Packed full of practical tips and advice, the program is a dynamic journey of self-reflection, networking and planning for future success. Importantly, the forum offers a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other women.
The content and flow of the program is carefully designed to immerse participants in the subject matter and create valuable insights informed by collective experience. The day will consist of three practical development sessions for delegates:
- A Mindful and Resilient Leader
- Building Career Changing Connections and Networking Strategically
- Be Brave, Adaptive and Experimental.
Attendees will also be addressed by local business and career leaders and will have the opportunity to mingle and network at the end of the day. Local female leaders who will be addressing delegates in Coffs Harbour include:
- Cr Tegan Swan (Councillor, Coffs Harbour City Council)
- Deb Ryan (CEO, Community Care Options)
- Aunty Bea Ballangarry AM (Writer, Poet and Coffs Coast Woman of the Year 2018)
- Liz Keen (Open Producer, ABC Coffs Harbour)
- Jane Tavener (Founder, Heart and Soul Foundation)
- Lorraine Gordon (Program Director, Farming Together).
The initiative is run by advocacy group Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), who are also providing a number of complimentary grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to attend. The purpose of the grants is to ensure the views of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are represented at the event, and help support the development of strong and effective leadership across NSW’s Indigenous communities.
For members of the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce there is special code / promotional offer that we can offer which is a discounted rate of $195 pp ($50 off the super saver rate that is currently available). The code is WLF18 and members can enter this at the checkout when booking online.