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

Despite the strides we have made, statistics reveal that women are still significantly underrepresented in the construction, engineering and infrastructure workforce.   

The under representation of women within these industries highlights the need for more inclusive and gender diverse workplaces. Strengthening talent pipelines by engaging and empowering high-potential women is a moral and commercial imperative for all leaders.    
So how do we accelerate change in notoriously male-dominated industries?  
 
Join us at the Women in Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Leadership Summit where we have brought together a diverse line up of more than 30 passionate leaders to discuss and share best-practice strategies for: 
  • Fostering an inclusive and gender diverse culture to attract and retain female talent  
  • Encouraging mentorship and sponsorship opportunities to strengthen the leadership pipeline  
  • Elevating your leadership style to be a more impactful and confident leader 
Gain practical advice from Australia’s most influential construction, engineering and infrastructure senior executives. Enhance your leadership potential to succeed in a male-dominated (but evolving) industry. Connect with like-minded leaders to expand your presence, network and influence.     
 
Since 2012, the Women Leaders Institute has consistently delivered a high-impact leadership conference for emerging and established women leaders to be inspired, connect and grow in a safe space. Join the community and find out more at womenleadersinstitute.org 
 
 
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PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

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

 
Pre-Conference Workshop 27 July 2021 | 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
 
 
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TOP SPEAKERS

Eleni Petinos

MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads

Parliament of New South Wales

Jane MacMaster

Chief Engineer

Engineers Australia

Dr Collette Burke

Director, Inception Leader – Road Asset Performance

Exner Group, Australian Road Research Board; Victoria’s First Chief Engineer

Cressida Wall

CEO

Office of Projects Victoria

Kristine Scheul

National Chairperson

NAWIC

Bill Cox

CEO

Aurecon

Jamie Shelton

CEO

Northrop

Denita Wawn

CEO

Master Builders Australia

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REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Learn how Aurecon, AECOM, SMEC, WSP and Arup have consistently been accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from WGEA  
  • CEO Panel: Discover leading insights on authentic leadership to create a speak-up culture in your organisation
  • Hear from Victoria’s First Chief Engineer on how to make yourself more visible through personal branding and greater self-awareness  
  • Leadership Coaching Clinic: Nurture the core skills you need to lead with competence and confidence 
  • Find your mentor/mentee through the interactive session designed to facilitate mentoring opportunities 
  • Discover unique solutions to create a more inclusive talent pipeline for greater female representation in senior leadership positions  
  • Hear how 8 senior male leaders are advocating for greater female representation within their industries – Northrop, Probuild, Downer and more! 
  • Explore why cross-mentoring and sponsorship relationships need to be encouraged and nurtured to result in mutual learning and growth 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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 

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Venue

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