In 2022, the Future Proof series will deliver three new webinars every quarter to fast track your career.


Future Proof will give you the knowledge and skills you need to fast track your career as an emerging leader.

This year we are welcoming expert speakers and refreshed topics to cover the ever changing and unpredictable work landscape. You will hear from three exceptional leaders every quarter who are excited to be taking you and your career to the next level through targeted and tailored webinars.

In our second quarter of 2022 we'll be focusing on Working Smarter: Finding Balance in a Busy World.

Informative and useful. This program gets better and better. I’m updating my resume now.”




Managing up and managing expectations

WEDNESDAY 11 MAY AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Alice Monfries and Madison Howarth will talk you through how best to manage your supervisors expectations as well as the expectations of stakeholders, business units in your organisation and other team members. You will receive advice on how to structure workflows to set you up for success, as well as language in communicating expectations and managing unrecognised work.

Work, life and boundaries

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY AT 12:30PM - 1:30PM: Dr Yumiko Kadota is a medical doctor from Sydney. She resigned from public hospital work after experiencing burnout and now works in medical education and private health. Her book ‘Emotional Female’ recounts her experience with burnout as a junior doctor. Drawing on her personal story, Yumiko will teach you how to identify, implement and communicate your boundaries in both work and personal life and give you a series of scripts to help you navigate common conundrums and miscommunication.

Negotiating flexible work

WEDNESDAY 25 MAY AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Jessica Bilston-Gourley is a natural born connector, and in 2017 was named as one of the Top 5 HR Professionals on LinkedIn across Australia. In this session on negotiating flexible work, Jessica will provide practical strategies for negotiating in different scenarios -- whether you’re trying to find flexible work, or negotiating in an existing role.

Finding your confidence

WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Jamila Rizvi is a bestselling author, presenter and gender expert who will help you understand the gendered drivers of confidence and leadership. She will teach you how inequality undermines women’s workplace success, how to take control of your own narrative, and remind you that you’re not just lucky.

Strategic decision making

WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Dixie Crawford is a Barkindji woman and leads Source Nation with 13 years of experience. She is an organisational coach and has held various senior leadership and management roles while leading and implementing various projects in community engagement and consultation, strategic planning and research and evaluation. Dixie will give you a framework for making values-aligned strategic decisions -- whether how to approach the next big project, or even how you approach your career pathway and next move.

Identifying your strengths

WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER AT 12.00PM - 1:00PM: Mim Bartlett is a lawyer, a qualified psychotherapist, a sought-after facilitator and coach, human rights champion and gender equality advocate. Mim teaches you how to integrate the different parts of your life while embracing the unavoidable personal and professional discomfort. She’ll teach you how to identify your own strengths, and to find - and grow - your personal tribe of supporters.

Re-wiring networks

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Feyi Akindoyeni has over 20 years experience in strategic communications, working on some of the most challenging issues in Australia. Feyi is one of the most sought after communications consultants in the country. Participants in this session will learn how to open up the secret world of networks and receive strategies for navigating and expanding their own personal networks.

Your value proposition

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Alice Cheng is passionate about helping others grow and thrive in their careers. Her 20+ years experience in corporate finance has instilled in her a passion to help others build confidence, understand themselves, clarify their career goals and communicate their value. This session will enlighten participants with what employers are looking for. Alice will share the most in demand skills to prepare you for your next role -- especially in a hybrid work environment. She will also provide practical advice on how to articulate what you bring to an organisation and how to best articulate your value proposition.

The art of influence

WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER 12:00PM - 1:00PM: Sally Rugg is an activist, author, public speaker, and one of Australia's most influential campaigners for social change. Her book How Powerful We Are is her manifesto for influencing change. Sally will teach you the powerful skill of how to influence colleagues, people in your lives more generally and those across the spectrum of willingness to change. Being skilled in the art of influence can be vital for creating change at all levels.


The program is included in all Gold, C-Suite or Platinum+ memberships for free. If you're a member, log in to register.

Join as a Gold member today for just $248 to take part in every Future Proof live webinar for the rest of the year, and receive all the other benefits of the Future Women community.


In our second quarter of Future Proof 2022, we will be joined by facilitators who know what it’s like to juggle, drop the ball, burn out and bounce back.

Negotiating flexible work with Jessica Bilston-Gourley

  • How to negotiate you see a job advertised as full-time – but want to try and convert the role to part-time hours
  • What to do when an advertised role doesn’t specify flexible work options – but you have specific needs such as working remotely
  • How to approach a discussion with your manager when you want to negotiate more flexibility in an existing job

Managing up and managing expectations with Alice Monfries and Madison Howarth

  • Learn critical tips and tricks on managing meeting overload, difficult conversations and prioritisation
  • Talk through language for how to communicate around the setting of expectations with different stakeholders

Work, life and boundaries with Dr Yumiko Kadota

  • Get a background into why work/life balance is so important, from a speaker who’s been there
  • Learn how to identify, implement and communicate boundaries in both work and personal life

Fantastic program. I would recommend [to all women]. I especially love the homework, pre-reading and resources from presenters.”



Are the webinars live and interactive?
Yes! Each webinar offers Q&A opportunities or conversation so you can immerse yourself in each topic.

Do I have to attend all the sessions?
Following each webinar, members will receive a wrap-up of the session, link to the recording and further resources.

Will I make new connections?
Most webinars involve activities such as breakout rooms so you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded women as part of the course.

I always feel like I don’t understand what employers are actually looking for. Finally, someone who can explain all those non-responses. I am excited about changing the way I approach the job market.”