Chair Opening Remarks Day 18:20 - 8:30Main Room
Osbtacles & hurdles for female leaders in the retail industryAmy Cowper
8:30 - 9:00Main Room
Leading with integrity and honouring the value of your workKhatijah Fernandes
9:00 - 9:30Main Room
In a world where women continue to struggle to achieve salary equality, leading with integrity can be a challenge as we just try to "get a seat at the table", however there is no better way to honour the value of your work than to stand by what you believe in, and lead with clarity and honesty. Leading with integrity not just about being a person of your word, but also being able to have the hard conversations, and the having the strategies to do so.
Glass Ceilings and Glass SlippersSusan Martin
9:30 - 10:00Main Room
A corporate career and a founder journey are very different paths, in very different environments. What are the common themes for success? Is there a certain profile of person who flourishes in each? Do the same rules apply? This session compares and contrasts these two worlds, distilling lessons, and tips & traps, from having walked both paths (in both sets of shoes).
Break Day 110:00 - 10:30Foyer
what it really takes to be a founderOlivia Carr
10:30 - 11:00Main Room
Human BingoDay 111:00 - 11:15Main Room
Panel Session: Women Led DisruptionJess Pongrass
Laura Doonin
Kasie Heathcote
11:15 - 12:15Main Room
LunchDay 112:15 - 1:00Foyer
Network Your Way to Insight and OpportunityKaren Bozic
1:00 - 1:30Main Room
Networking is a critical skill successful leaders actively invest time in. They recognise the support, insight, and opportunity that a powerful network can bring. This session explains the importance of networking and the different types of networks that exist. It explores how to start thinking about your network, who should be in it, and provides practical steps to start expanding your network today.
Panel Session: Normalising the Conversation: Discussing Diversity, Gender Pay Gap & Sexual HarassmentRachel Caton
Corinne Franks
Sarah Donges
1:30 - 2:20Main Room
Being a Boss: The obstacles, challenges & stereotyping you have encountered. Diversity & Inclusion: How inclusion differs from diversity; How to create a culture of inclusiveness & promote diversity. Tackling & Unpacking Unconscious Bias (in the workplace). Sexual Harassment: Have you ever encountered any? How did you deal with it? What stops employees from raising issues internally? Gender Pay Gap & Parental Leave: How to bridge the gap & who's responsible - men or women? Defying entrenched & outdated stereotypes that surround ‘Caregiving’ & ‘Caregivers’.
Group Surgery: Empower & Lead Day 12:20 - 2:40Main Room
In this session, the 'patient' will share the biggest leadership related pain they are experiencing at work. 'Surgeons', aka the person sitting next to them, will diagnose the problem and treat the issue.
Why representation matters & how to do it better Cristie Gordon
2:40 - 3:10Main Room
Online media and advertising plays a huge role in shaping how people see the world, what they think matters and what's considered ‘normal’. Therefore as creators, curators and gatekeepers of the web it's our responsibility to be conscious of how we cover and capture the world. This talk will cover how and why we need to take action towards better diversity and representation in who we choose to create, host or feature in news, content or advertising.
BreakDay 13:10 - 3:30Foyer
3:30 - 3:50Main Room
Emotional Intelligence in the changing retail worldNeelima Pagare
3:50 - 4:20Main Room
Five leadership lessons I learned the hard wayVenessa Cule
4:20 - 4:50Main Room
Chair Closing Remarks Day 14:50 - 4:55Main Room
Drinks HourDay 14:55 - 6:00Foyer

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