Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2023


Two-Day Hybrid Conference
25 & 26 July 2023


The Hatchery’s Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit is back and IN-PERSON!

Taking place in Canberra & Online, join an incredible lineup of senior Australian Public Sector female leaders headlined by Australia's first and only female Prime Minister The Hon. Julia Gillard AC!

Learn from your peers from the National Indigenous Australians Agency, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Taxation Office, Department of Social Services, Department of Industry, Science and Resources, and the Australian Human Rights Commission and more!

This year's summit is poised to be the largest yet, with a focus on critical issues that impact women in leadership. These topics include exploring both conscious and unconscious bias, examining how the mental and physical health of both leaders and team members impact performance, and showcasing firsthand experiences from the diverse and vibrant communities within our public sector.

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Benefits of Attending:

  • An exclusive lineup of leaders including the only woman to be Prime Minister of Australia
  • Hear first-hand accounts of courage from women leading in the highest ranks
  • Hear powerful lived experiences from diverse and intersectional voices
  • Learn to lead an inclusive, safe and high-performing team
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how menopause, endometriosis and infertility are taking a toll on the careers of women and leading at all levels
  • Network with defence leaders from all across the country in-person in Canberra or online

Hear from Key Speakers:

  • The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia
  • Julie-Ann Guivarra, Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman, first Indigenous woman to represent Australia as an ambassador & Deputy CEO Policy and Programs, National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • Deborah Jenkins, Deputy Secretary, Corporate and Enabling Services, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Hoa Wood, Deputy Commissioner, Individuals and Intermediaries, Australian Taxation Office
  • Letitia Hope, Proud Bundjalung, Torres Strait Islander and South Pacific Islander woman & Deputy Secretary Families & Communities, Department of Social Services
  • Julia Pickworth, Deputy Secretary Industry and Commercialisation Group, Department of Industry, Science and Resources
  • Leanne Smith, Chief Executive, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Plus many more!

Who will attend?

  • Current & emerging female leaders from the Australian Public Service
  • HR, Diversity & Capability Professionals & Leaders
  • Learning & Development Leaders
  • Male allies & champions of change

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Use the code ‘GOVCAREER’ at checkout and save $100 off your conference registration.