Women in Leadership Speaker Series
In 2014 the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade launched a Women in Leadership Strategy aimed at strengthening our capability by enabling all of our staff to reach their full potential. The Department's Women in Leadership Strategy is available here.
The Australian High Commission's Women in Leadership Speaker Series is part of our contribution to this strategy.
You can listen to our previous events via the links below:
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Women in Leadership Speaker Series events
22 August 2018
Dame Sian Elias
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand
Hon Catherine Holmes
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Dame Silvia Cartwright
Former Chief District Court Judge, first female appointed to New Zealand's full High Court bench & 18th Governor General of New Zealand.
NAIDOC Week: Because of Her, We Can!
11 July 2018
CEO Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation
Dr Donna Odegaard AM
CEO Radio Larrakia
Interim CEO National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance
Commanders in Chief: Representing the Nation
28 March 2018
HE Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM, QSO
Governor General of New Zealand
HE Hon Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO
Former Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia
The video of this is event is available here.
Frank and Fearless: Public Sector Women
4 December 2017
CEO of New Zealand's Ministry for the Environment
CEO of Statistics New Zealand
Director General of the GCSB
The video of this event is available here.
Women in Business: Glass half smashed?
4 October 2017
Ann Sherry AO
CEO of Carnival Australia, Co-chair of the Australia-New Zealand Leadership Forum
CEO of Chorus
Chair of Mercury Energy and The Warehouse Group, Director of ANZ, and Trustee of the Tindall Foundation
Diversity or Subversity?
2 August 2017
Managing Partner of Chen Palmer, Director of the Bank of New Zealand, Inaugural Chair of NZ Global Women, Chair of Super Diverse Women and Founder of NZ Asian Leaders
Louisa Wall MP
Labour Party Spokesperson for Courts and Youth, Associate Spokesperson for Justice (Legal Aid) and Sport & Recreation
Traci Houpapa MNZM
Chair of Landcorp and governance roles with Primary ITO, Tuhono Whenua Horticulture, Asia NZ Foundation, Pengxin NZ and Waikato River Authority.
A podcast of this event is available here.
Leadership and the Sisterhood: Are they compatible?
4 April 2017
Hon Nikkie Kaye MP
Minister for Youth, Associate Minister of Education
Jacinda Ardern MP
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Spokesperson for Justice, Children, Small Business, and Arts, Culture & Heritage
Julie-Ann Genter MP
Green Party spokesperson for Health, Transport, Youth, Auckland issues, Sport & Recreation