Due to popular demand, we are relaunching the Future Proof webinar series in 2022. 


Hear from Lacey Filipich, one of Future Proof's expert speakers for 2022...


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

In 2022, we welcome a new line up of expert speakers and refreshed topics to cover the ever changing and unpredictable work landscape. You will hear from twelve exceptional leaders who are excited to be taking you and your career to the next level.

Each quarter we will explore a new theme through three targeted and tailored webinars that cover everything from money and finance, to finding balance in a busy world, authentic and impactful leadership and building an influential network.

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




The economic landscape

WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM AEDT: Angela Jackson is a leading public sector and health economist, who has advised governments at the highest levels and negotiated with toddlers while crouched very low to the ground. She’ll step you through the evolving economic climate, and what it really means for working women and gender equality.

Your financial future

WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM AEDT: Lacey Filipich is the founder of Money School where she helps people become financially independent and reclaim their lives. Lacey will provide critical tips and tricks on budgeting and risk management, and guide participants through assessing their own personal financial situation: taking stock, looking forward, risk management, and grabbing opportunities.

How to ask for the salary you want + advocate for yourself

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY AT 12:00PM - 1:00PM AEDT: Meggie Palmer was a former journalist, before founding PepTalkHer with the mission of closing the gender pay gap. Meggie will help you identify and quantify what you bring to a workplace, provide tactics for successfully advocating for yourself, and discuss tips and tricks for negotiating pay rises and salary expectations before you start a role.

Negotiating flexible work

WEDNESDAY 4 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.

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 12:00PM - 1:00PM: 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.

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, and receive all the other benefits of the Future Women community.

Alternatively, you can register for the first quarter of events (three webinars) on the theme of Talking Money: Securing Your Economic Future for $270.


The first quarter of 2022 is all about money. And our three presenters are truly incredible.

The Economic Landscape with Angela Jackson
Wednesday 9 February , 12.00-1.00pm AEDT

  • Learn about what has happened to the economy during the past two years, and how this has impacted women.
  • Be guided on looking forward, and learn about what factors will be critical to maintaining your own value in the labour market.


Your financial future with Lacey Filipich
Wednesday 16 February, 12.00-1.00pm AEDT

  • Learn critical tips and tricks on budgeting and risk management.
  • Be provided with a workbook that will guide participants through assessing their own personal financial situation: taking stock, looking forward, risk management, and grabbing opportunities.


How to ask for the salary you want and advocate for yourself with Meggie Palmer
Wednesday 23 February, 12.00-1.00pm AEDT

  • Learn how to identify and quantify what you bring to a workplace.
  • Develop tactics for successfully advocating for yourself.
  • Discover practical tips and tricks for negotiating pay rises and salary expectations before you start a role.

“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.”