Women, Management and Work Conference 2012

| April 17, 2012

Macquarie University is set to empower and inspire leadership at its annual Women, Management & Work Conference from 12 to 13 July 2012.

This year’s theme, Women & Leadership: Inspiration and Empowerment, will encourage women to take control of their career by building on, and embracing, their full potential to become influential leaders in their field.

Newly appointed conference director Jenny Morawska, President and CEO of The Morawska Group said the conference aim is to inspire and encourage women looking to make their mark in corporate leadership to act on their strengths and be empowered to start making changes.

“It’s not enough to just discuss why women should be involved in more leadership positions. We need to inspire and empower women to start doing,” she said.

Women and men who are leaders in business and government will identify strategies to achieve higher levels of women in leadership roles throughout Australia. The conference will share inspirational stories, practical tips and tools to help the audience build on their strengths, unlock their potential and become empowered.

“Positive steps are being taken for women in leadership positions, but it isn’t enough. We need to start working together with men to ensure that the corporate landscape takes this on as an issue and begins helping us to make a change,” Morawska said.

The Women, Management & Work: Inspiration and Empowerment conference is specifically designed to provide practical and relevant advice on empowerment, negotiation, social networking, presentation skills, workplace diversity, networking, mentoring, and career development.

Topics to be discussed over the two days include; the emerging future of corporate leadership, leveraging personal networks and how to be seen and heard in the workplace, as well as tips on how to empower your strengths to become an influential and successful leader.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for Workforce Futures, in the Department of Marketing and Management, Faculty of Business and Economics. 

Professor Ray Markey the new director of the Centre for Workforce Futures said the conference gives voice to the many issues surrounding diversity and the changing dynamic in today’s workplace.

“Our research and academic input will give delegates an insight into the future of work and their place in it”.


Date: 12 to 13 July 2012, 9am to 5pm
Where: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip St, Sydney
For more information, program details & registration: www.mm.mq.edu.au/wmwc

Fee: Early Bird $1,725 until 1 June 2012, $2,300

Speakers include Managing Director at Lunde Risk Reduction AB  Åse Lunde, Senator Claire Moore, Partner Human Capital at Deloitte Juliet Bourke, President and CEO of The Morawska Group Jenny Morawska and others.