Business empowerment, leadership and career advancement for emerging and established leaders

The Women in Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Leadership Summit returns this June to an in-person experience with a fresh and diverse speaker line up and more interactive sessions. 
It’s no secret that gender diversity makes workplaces stronger – so how can we lead the change in building inclusive workplaces that benefit everyone in the industry?  
Join us at the Women in Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Leadership Summit to gain practical advice from Australia’s most influential senior executives within these industries on:  
  • Fostering an inclusive, safe and diverse work environment to attract, nurture and retain diverse and skilled talent 
  • Increasing influence within your organisation and industry by developing your executive toolkit and driving the change towards inclusion yourself   
  • Creating mutually beneficial mentoring relationships that assist in the professional and personal development of both mentor and mentee 
Come along for the in-person experience and connect with like-minded leaders to expand your presence, network and influence in a male dominated (but evolving) industry. 




 Women Leaders Institute First Nations Scholarship Program



Invisible to influential: How to find your voice, elevate your brand and level up your influence 

Post-Conference Workshop 23 June 2022 | 9am-4pm 
This workshop is interactive and will provide the tools, tips and strategies to shift from invisible to influential. You will apply a structured change framework that will teach your target influencers why and how they should support you, and most importantly, ensure they continue to do so.  
Key Learning Objectives 
  • Identify and amplify the key skills to be an effective communicator  
  • Unpack what makes you ‘you’, and how to translate this into a competitive advantage  
  • Learn how to persuade powerfully: finding your voice and applying it to increase your visibility in the workplace 
  • Amplify your ability to build trust and rapport with key stakeholders in your organisation  
  • Apply change management techniques to fortify your influence within and outside of your organisation
Facilitated by:  
Friska Wirya


Christina Yiakkoupis

National Chairperson


Romilly Madew

Chief Executive

Infrastructure Australia

Peter Bennett

Chief Executive and Managing Director


Dr Marlene Kanga AM

Non-Executive Director, Director

Sydney Water Corporation, iOmniscient Pty Ltd

Louise Adams

Chief Operating Officer


Kerryn Coker

Co-Chair, Australasia Region


Duncan Gibb

Chief Executive

Fulton Hogan

Sue Eddy

Chief Executive

Victorian Building Authority

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  • Hear from organisations that are recognised as WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality including AECOM, Allens, Aurecon, Clough, Hatch, Laing O’Rourke, SMEC and more! 
  • Hear from Roberts Co on championing for flexible working arrangements, removing recruitment entry barriers, and setting new standards for safe sites – all while increasing female representation by 7% in just one year  
  • CEO Panel: Discover unique insights on authentic leadership and creating a safer environment from the boardroom to the frontline 
  • Hear from Marlene Kanga, former Chair and President of World Federation of Engineering Organisations, on diversifying leadership role models and leveraging different pathways of success  
  • Construct your personalised action plan: Bring back a tangible action plan to your organisation highlighting the valuable insight you gained from our gender diverse line-up of speakers  
  • Throw down the rope: Learn how to best support women who are still in the pipeline and how to create mutually benefiting mentoring relationships during our Mini Masterclass 
  • Create your own beehive: Queen bees need others to survive and succeed. Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues during our interactive sessions and networking games  
  • Bring along a male ally (at no extra cost!) for our ‘Building Inclusive Team Cultures’ block of sessions. It’s time to build spaces where women can succeed, and we want it to include men.  


Regardless of gender or role – whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, the Women in Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Leadership Summit is a valuable platform of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.    
  • CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Managers and Executives  
  • Human Resources Professionals, Recruitment and Talent Specialists  
  • Diversity and Inclusion Professionals  
  • Women Leadership Programme Managers  
  • Mentors, Mentorship Programme Managers, Sponsors, Coaches 
  • Changemakers championing diversity in the workplace including male allies and advocates 
  • Budding and established entrepreneurs  
  • Aspiring leaders, managers, millennials, and recent graduates 



The event will be held at a premium hotel in the Sydney CBD.  
Delegates will be updated 4 weeks before the event.