THE NEW ZEALAND WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP​

SYMPOSIUM​

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New zealand’S PREMIER WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP EVENT​​

Showcasing a diverse mix of high-profile and respected thought leaders, the New Zealand Women’s Leadership Symposium has become synonymous with excellence and achievement across all facets of business and community leadership.

Addressing topics such as gender equity, leadership, career advancement and life fulfillment, the Symposium represents an important annual opportunity for women to connect, learn, share their experiences and be inspired. 

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS​​

Previous speakers at our symposiums include​​

Thursday | 25th May 2023

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Established in 2017, the Symposium is a powerful national platform for dialogue around women’s leadership and gender equity. Connecting the highest office holders and policy makers with the experiences of everyday women, the Symposium puts a spotlight on critical national issues and advocates for widespread, long-term change. 

The Symposium is a safe and inclusive space. We welcome all people who are open to being in a woman-centred space regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

 

LEARN​

An unrivalled opportunity to learn from some of the country’s most respected women leaders and role models. ​​

SHARE​

Every year, women from diverse backgrounds come together to share their experiences and engage in lively discussion and debate around the issues that really matter. ​​

AND BE INSPIRED...

Richly diverse in their achievements and fields of endeavour, Symposium speakers are universally recognised for their vision, resilience and capacity to influence change.​​

FULL-ATTENDANCE GRANTS AVAILABLE

Shaneel Lal

Executive Board Member, RainbowYOUTH; Co-Founder, Conversion Therapy Action Group

Rebecca Kitteridge CVO

Director-General, Security, New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS)

Hon Julie Anne Genter MP

Minister for Women, NZ Parliament

Lisa King

Founder, Eat My Lunch

Sophie Handford

Kāpiti Coast District Councillor; Founder, School Strike 4 Climate NZ

Dr Siouxsie Wiles MNZM

Microbiologist and Science Communicator

Grace Palmer

Actress and Studio Presenter

Georgina Beyer

World's First Transgender Mayor and MP

Theresa Gattung CNZM​

Activator and NZ Country Lead, SheEO​

Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy​

21st Governor-General of New Zealand​

Vanisa Dhiru MNZM

Commissioner, Communication and Information, New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO

Alison Mau 

Editor and Executive Producer, Stuff.co.nz

Anjum Rahman MNZM​

Founder and Project Lead, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono

Portia Woodman

World Champion Rugby Player

Dr Robbie Francis Watene

Senior Human Rights Researcher, Donald Beasley Institute; Disability Rights Advocate

Chief Petty Officer Emma Songivalu

Leadership Development Instructor, Royal New Zealand Navy

Due to Covid-19, the 2022 Symposium has been postponed to 2023. If you would like to purchase advanced tickets, please contact the Events Team on events@wla.edu.au.

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