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Empowering Women for the Future Summit

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The Empowering Women for the Future Summit will inspire attendees to take that next step in their career. Whether that is a move up to the next level, or the next opportunity of best fit, the Summit will provide the fuel you need to take the lead.

Sponsored by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, it is a free full-day event, open to Victorian Public Service staff, with a focus on women in mid-level to executive roles.

Summit date

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Summit outline 

Interactive Workshops

The interactive workshops will cover a range of topics focussed on self-reflection and skill building. Attendees may attend one workshop prior to the Symposium, however spaces are limited and will be filled on a ‘first-in’ basis.

  • Workshop 1: Your leadership profile with the Institute of Strategic Leadership
  • Workshop 2: Build your Personal Brand with Jo Fisher Executive Search and LinkedIn
  • Workshop 3: Self-care isn't negotiable with Kat John, Transformation Coach
  • Workshop 4: Resilience with Professor Jill Klein, Melbourne Business School
  • Workshop 5: The benefits and pitfalls of leadership; a candid Q&A with senior leaders


Our suite of dynamic and thought provoking speakers from the public and private sectors will present on topics that empower, uplift, motivate, and inform you. They will share valuable strategies on how to identify and seize opportunities along your career journey, and tips and techniques on how to move your career in the direction you want to take it.

  • Wendy Tancred, CEO Mercy Super
  • Luke Sayers, CEO PwC
  • Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner
  • Chris Eccles AO, Secretary Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Kylie Kilgour, Deputy Secretary Criminal Justice Strategy and Coordination, Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Anita Curnow, Executive Director Access and Operations, VicRoads
  • Anna Campbell, Chief People Officer, The Warehouse Group (NZ)

Networking Reception

Our post-Summit reception offers the opportunity to build on and expand your professional networks as we reflect on a fantastic day.

Contact us

Email us at dpc.events@dpc.vic.gov.au