Women World Changers

Women World Changers is THE PLATFORM for critical debate on the impact and economics of gender, diversity, talent and culture on business growth. In 2017 we welcome Valerie Jarrett, the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Elizabeth Broderick, Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007 – 2015).

Throughout her tenure at the White House, Ms Jarrett championed the creation of equality and opportunity for all Americans, and economically and politically empowered women in the US and internationally. She oversaw the Administration’s advocacy for workplace policies that empower working families, including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, paid leave, paid sick days, workplace flexibility, and affordable childcare.

At Women World Changers, Valerie Jarrett will present The Politics of Equal Representation. Learn how inequalities of class, race, sexuality, gender and nation are constructed; socially, in the workplace, politically and in office.

Elizabeth Broderick was a key advocate of Australia’s paid parental leave scheme, and influenced changes to regulations to increase the numbers of women at decision-making level and elevate the voice of women in marginalised communities. Elizabeth will present on Building The Organisation Of The Future: Why Diversity Is Top Priority For Progressive Leaders.

The diversity and inclusion debate has never been more important.

This one-day leadership summit combines an ambitious agenda with a stellar lineup of speakers to drive crucial dialogue. Gain solution-based ideas and be equipped for action to tackle diversity and gender equity challenges facing the Australian workforce including:

· Adaptability, innovation and agility: How diversity is driving modern business innovation.

· The implication of the current political and economic landscape and what this means for your business and investments.

· The economic imperative for closing the gender gap – “Women are half the world’s working-age population but generate only 37% of GDP.” McKinsey

· Insights into behavioural science; the differences and similarities between men and women and the importance of gender balance in leadership.

· How to drive cultural change and workplace equality through courageous leadership and engaging middle management.

· Challenges and opportunities for women’s full engagement in the workplace.

· Millennial ambition: What drives this hyper-connected, tech savvy generation that will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030? How can leaders harness their contribution?

· Removing barriers that impede economic development, technology, innovation and business growth.

· Building a resilient organisation: What are the global trends shaping the Australian economy and how can we invest in employee skills to increase relevance and resilience.

Valerie Jarrett and Elizabeth Broderick headline an impressive lineup of keynote speakers – all first in their respective fields.

Learn from best-of-class insight, real-world stories and inspiration to drive action.

Anita Krohn TraasethThe Economic Imperatives for Equity

Anita is CEO of Innovation Norway, Norway’s most important instrument for innovation. Prior she was the first female MD of Hewlett-Packard Norway.

Laura Liswood Beyond the Business Case For Diversity

Secretary General and cofounder of the Council Of Women World Leaders, Laura Liswood developed the membership body composed of women Presidents and Prime Ministers in 1996. Previously, Laura was Managing Director, Global Leadership and Diversity for Goldman Sachs.

Professor Cordelia FineReimagining Leadership

Academic psychologist, award winning author, Professor Cordelia Fine also contributes to The Monthly, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Guardian.

Dr. Richard DennisPower, Race & Privilege

Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, Richard has a particular interest in the role of regulation.

Alia GabresWhat Millennials Really Want

A creative producer, cultural broker and storyteller, Alia uses storytelling as a tool for knowledge generation and cultural transmission. She was named one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s ’30 Under 30’. More speakers to be announced…

Join Australia’s top business, HR, marketing, government and community leaders. Bring your team.

Save $200 simply by booking through the Australian Marketing Institute. Book here.

Melbourne & Sydney – 9th & 11th October

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