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Unique Leadership of Minority Women Conference

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Parliament House

6 Macquarie Street

Sydney, NSW 2533

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A transformational conference to understand the leadership of women from minority groups in Australia and explore how organisations can advance Diversity and Inclusion.

Women from minority groups are the least represented in leadership in Australia.

Whilst Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace focuses on including employees from minority groups so that organisations benefit from their different talent and experiences, Diversity and Inclusion does not pivotally recognise the leadership of members of minority groups.

Further to the findings of the Unique Leadership of Minority Women 2017 Report to be launched at this event, this Conference aims to advance:

  • an understanding of the leadership of women from minority groups in relation to its emergence, scope and power

  • an understanding of the challenges minority women face accessing leadership opportunities

  • an understanding of the significance of advancing the paradigm for diversity and inclusion to recognising the rich leadership status and potential of minority women for organisations

  • an understanding of how organisations can make visible the leadership of minority women and capitalise from their unique leadership strengths

This Conference traverses many areas to do with diversity and inclusion; organisational culture and development; HR; leadership and management; equality; gender equality and social reform.

This Conference is suited to CEO's & MDs, Diversity and Inclusion managers, HR Directors, General Managers and Middle management.

Unique Leadership of Minority Women Report:

This Report is based on a research study by Diann Rodgers-Healey. It aimed to explore the underrepresentation of women in minority groups in leadership in Australia and to what extent is diversity inclusive of minority women in Australia? Specifically the following minority groups were involved:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
Women with a Disability
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Intersex, Queer (LBGTIQ) women
Older women
Rural, remote and regional women

This Report will be launched at the Conference and form the basis for furthering the discussion of the leadership of minority women and how organisations can advance thier valuing and inclusion.

Endorsements for the Unique Leadership of Minority Women Report


Conference Program


Opening Address and Launch of Report, Unique Leadership of Minority Women:

The Hon Tanya Davies MP Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Women and Minister for Ageing

Conference Chair:

Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey

Conference Master of Ceremononies:

Sue Conde AM

Key Note Speakers & Themes:

Unique Leadership of Minority Women: Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey, Director ACLW

Leadership of Women with Disabilities: Christina Ryan, Founding Director, Disability Leadership Institute

Leadership of LGBTIQ Women: Rachel Nicholson, Partner, Allens; Sarah McCarthy, Workplace Education and Relationship Manager, ACON; Steve Barrow, NAB, Executive General Manger, People Culture and Capability

Leadership of Rural, Regional and Remote Women: Dr Patricia Hamilton, fmr President , National Rural Women’s Coalition

Leadership of Older Women: Aloma Fennell, National President of Older Women’s Network (OWN) Australia

Intersectional Barriers and Leadership: Nareen Young, Executive Director at PwC Indigenous Consulting

Leadership of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women (CALD): Ana Tiwary, Producer and Director, indiVisual Films

Case Study: Key Note Speakers

The Leadership of Minority Women in Rwanda: Professor Shirley Randell AO – International Gender Equality Specialist

The Leadership of Muslim Women: Tamana Daquiq, Principal, Hikma Legal

Case Study: Expert Panellists

Intersectional Barriers and Leadership: Robin Eames, [THEY/THEM] is a disabled queertrans writer/artist/activist

Margot Eames, [SHE/HER] is a disabled transgender writer/actor/activist/theatremaker

Expert Panellists

Bintu Kamara arrived in Australia in 2002 as a refugee from Sierra Leone. Currently she is working as Regional Coordinator in Humanitarian Settlement Services Program at Settlement Service International and chair of Women at Risk Committee.

Rochelle Morris is a Gumbaynggirr woman from the North Coast of NSW. She currently is the Team Leader and Student Support Advisor at the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, University of Wollongong.

Faiza Shakori was born in Afghanistan and arrived with her familyto Australia through the Humanitarian Program for Refugees. Faiza is the Community Development Worker, and Employment Hub Leader for the Community Migrant Resource Centre.

Conference Panel Discussions

Inspiring Institutions to Capitalise on the Leadership of Women with a Disability and LGBTIQ Women

Christina Ryan, Founding Director, Disability Leadership Institute
Sarah McCarthy, Workplace Education & Relationship Manger, ACON's Pride Inclusion Programs
Steve Barrow, NAB, Executive General Manger, People Culture and Capability
Rachel Nicholson, Partner Allens

Inspiring Institutions to Capitalise on the Leadership of Rural, Regional and Remote Women & Older Women

Dr Patricia Hamilton, fmr President , National Rural Women’s Coalition
Aloma Fennell, National President of Older Women’s Network (OWN) Australia

Inspiring Institutions to Capitalise on the Leadership of Indigenous Women, CALD and Refugee Women

Nareen Young, Executive Director at PwC Indigenous Consulting
Ana Tiwary, Producer and Director, indiVisual Films
Bintu Kamara, Regional Coordinator in Humanitarian Settlement Services Program at Settlement Service International
Rochelle Morris, Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, University of Wollongong
Fazia Shakori, Community Development Worker & Employment Hub Leader, Community Migrant Resource Centre

Review & Reflection

Jackie Woods, Engagement Executive Manager at the Workplace Gender Equality Agency

FAQs

Is seating limited?

Seating is limitied for this conference, so please book early.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

18+

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please see the information at https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/about/Pages/Find-us.aspx

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email admin@leadershipforwomen.com.au

What's the refund policy?

If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason you may substitute someone else before 18/9/17. If you do this before 18/9/17, please ensure that you have updated the registrant's name online and also notified admin@leadershipforwomen.com.au

Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person or to another event, then the following refund arrangements apply:

Registration cancellations BEFORE the 1/9/2017 will be fully refunded.

Registrations cancelled from 2/9/2017 to the 10/9/2017 inclusive will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.

Registrations cancelled after the 10/9/2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes but this will not be possible after 18/9/17.

If you do this before 18/9/17, please ensure that you have updated the registrant's name and also notified admin@leadershipforwomen.com.au

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

The name on your ticket must match the person who is attending.

Can I reserve seating?

Seating is not assigned or reserved, and is occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seating will only be reserved for group bookings.

What's the event amendment policy?

Though every effort will made to ensure that the event goes ahead as planned, in the event that circumstances beyond ACLW's control prevent the program from proceeding as marketed, ACLW reserves the right to change the speaker and/or agenda details at any time.

Does the venue have disability access?

The venue does have disability access, but the Stranger's Dining room will not have hearing loop access as an external AV supplier is being used.

More information about disability access in Parliament House is at https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/visit/Pages/Disability-access.aspx

Are ticket prices inclusive of GST?

All ticket prices are exclusive of GST.


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