Women in Leadership Agenda

08:30

09:00

THE PURSUIT OF SUCCESS FOR WOMEN LEADERS IN NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

09:10

  • Let us talk about diverse and inclusive leadership
  • Celebrating the progress and achievement of New Zealand’s women in leadership
  • A message to the present and future leaders of New Zealand/Aotearoa

09:30

  • Re-evaluating the lingering issues of gender inequality and re-igniting the desire for cultural change 
  • What does success look like for the 21st Century woman?
  • Identifying the vision and mission for women leaders of New Zealand/Aotearoa

MAKING GENDER EQUALITY MORE THAN A VALUE STATEMENT OF THE ORGANISATION

09:50

  • Distinguishing inherent gender differences from implicit gender stereotypes
  • Approaches and strategies to eliminating (unconscious) gender bias in the workplace
  • Proactivity and accountability: Exploiting peer pressure to achieve gender diversity and equality

10:40

This interactive session provides attendees with a platform to share their experiences and interact with peers from various fields in a casual, friendly setting.

11:20

11:40

  • Career choices: Equal and/or equitable economic outcomes?
  • Unbinding time: Making career progress flexible; valuing diverse contributions
  • The economic independence goal: For all women and girls

12:10

  • Recognising the best opportunities to advance your career
  • Men are real, women are (not) made up: Dealing with the beauty paradox
  • How to be an assertive yet effective female leader

01:00

02:00

Roundtable I: Getting Heard, Getting Credit, and Making a Difference at Work
Roundtable II: Tackling Gender Bias to Improve Organisational Performance
Roundtable III: Having Your Cake and Eating it Too: Making Work-Life Balance a Reality
Roundtable IV: Walk the Talk: Branding, Marketing and Networking for Success

03:00

AN INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

03:20

  • Are millennials the “snowflake generation” or agents of change?
  • Bridging the intergenerational divide and building the leaders of tomorrow
  • An individual, not a number: Leveraging millennials’ distinctive abilities to accomplish organisational objectives

04:10

04:50

05:00

08:30

09:00

PERSONAL VALUE SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

09:10

09:50

  • Identifying the potential challenges and being prepared
  • Managing pressures and maintaining confidence in S.T.E.M related fields 
  • Talking from 9 to 5: Communicating effectively as the (only) woman in the room

10:40

ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS

11:10

  • Addressing the “brain drain”: How to attract young talent to your organisation 
  • Hire and inspire: Developing entry level talent as well as supporting women in senior executive roles 
  • Practicing the principle of meritocracy without bias

11:40

This session features leaders who are also acting as mentors in their organisations sharing their insights in relation to cross cultural mentoring. The mentors will bring along their mentees to share their respective experiences in mentoring relationships. 
  • Investing in talent based on aspiration, potential and ambition instead of mere track record performance
  • Is there a difference between the ways in which men and women experience mentoring relationships?
  • Reverse mentoring and its advantages 

12:20

12:50

BUILDING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW

01:50

The rapid advancement of technology means that humans’ relationship with machines is becoming more nuanced, fluid and personalised. Your organiSation may soon be populated by robotic peers and managed by holographic leaders. This session explores the likely prospect of leadership in the future. What will your role look like in 2030? 
  • Where will you be? Prospects, opportunities and expectations for future (women) leaders
  • The role of advanced artificial intelligence and robotic process automation in corporate strategy
  • Advice for my future self

02:50

This session allows attendees to engage with professional coaches and offers the opportunity to gain insights and ask questions.
 
Coaching Table I: The Courageous Self: Leading with Authenticity and Personal Power 
Coaching Table II: Overcoming Gender Bias and Barriers to Improve Negotiation Performance 
Coaching Table III: Selecting and Grooming Future Leaders of your Organisation 

04:20

04:30

CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP FOR COMPLEX TIMES WORKSHOP