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The Future Women Leadership Summit will be held at the InterContinental, Double Bay, Sydney on 23 and 24 March, 2020.

Join like-minded professionals for two days of inspiring keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive sessions to learn the latest insights of modern leadership and apply them to your career. Confirmed speakers include Kerri Hartland, Tanya Hosch, Allan Sparkes, Andrea Clarke and Jamila Rizvi, with more to be announced.

Early-bird tickets now on sale until January 1, 2020. Early-bird:$1,795 (+bf)

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Ainslie van Onselen
Chair & Non-Executive Director, Kambala Girls' School

Ainslie van Onselen spent 20 years as a litigation lawyer before moving to financial services six years ago, running a number of divisions for the Westpac Group. Ainslie is a director of the Legal Aid Commission NSW, the Automic Group and Chair of Kambala Girls’ School.


Kerri Hartland
Secretary, Department
of Employment

Kerri was appointed Secretary at Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business in September 2017. Kerri brings extensive experience at senior levels having worked in eight different Commonwealth departments and agencies.


Nicola Wakefield Evans
Non-Executive Director

Nicola is an experienced independent non-executive director, and Chairman of the 30% Club (Australia). She’s a former M&A and equity capital markets lawyer and partner at King & Wood Mallesons. Nicola was included in the Australian Financial Review’s inaugural 100 Women of Influence in 2013.



Tanya Hosch
General Manager Inclusion and Social Policy, AFL 

Tanya has a long and distinguished career in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, advocacy, governance and fundraising. She was the first ever Indigenous person and the third woman to join the AFL's Executive ranks in 2016.


Allan Sparkes

Allan is one of Australia’s most highly decorated citizens, being one of five Australians to be awarded the Cross of Valour in recent years. Allan is a passionate advocate for psychological health and former Deputy Commissioner with the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales.



Andre Clarke

Andrea Clarke

One of Australia’s most respected public speakers, CareerCEO founder Andrea Clarke has taught hundreds of women to communicate with authority. A former Washington D.C news correspondent, Andrea has founded one of the fastest growing executive training programs in Australia.




Skipp Williamson
Managing Director, Partners in Performance

Skipp is the Managing Director of Partners in Performance, a management consulting firm specialising in business improvement. Skipp brings deep experience in mobilising organisations to deliver exceptional results.


Grazia Pecoraro
Diversity and Inclusion consultant, Diversity Partners

Grazia is an experienced consultant at Diversity Partners. Prior to her consulting career, Grazia spent 6+ years leading various diversity practices for Westpac of which a number were recognised as leading practice through the Human Rights Awards, HR Awards and Government Disability Awards.


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Tracey Corbin-Matchett, CEO, Busstop Films

Tracey Corbin-Matchett
Bus Stop Films

Tracey has worked with both state and federal government agencies in policy, stakeholder relations and communications prior to becoming CEO of Bus Stop Films. She is also Director of Deaf Sports Australia and works with Women in Film TV Australia to coordinate the Raising Films Australia strategy.


Shelley Laslett
CEO and Co-Founder of Vitae.Coach

Shelley is a Social Scientist and is currently completing her MSc in Applied Neuroscience. Using the latest neuroscience, Vitae helps businesses improve performance by empowering people, teams and leaders with practical neurological knowledge, tailored learning programs, brain based coaching and advisory services.



Trudi Jaye
General Manager, Retreatment Botanics

Trudi has a wealth of experience in the beauty and wellness industry as a master facialist and skincare specialist, nutrition and wellness counsellor and reflexologist. Trudi works alongside Olivia Newton-John and the Gaia Retreat & Spa directors.


Matt Ringrose
Founder, Bondi Meditation Centre

Matt comes to meditation from an entrepreneurial and corporate background.  He is an independent teacher of Vedic meditation and founder of one of Sydney's most successful meditation schools. Matt has taught over 1 000 students, teams and corporate leaders how to meditate.


Councillor Jess Miller

Councillor Jess Miller was first elected to Council in 2016 and served as Deputy Lord Mayor from 2017-2018. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Environment Committee and sits on the Cycling Advisory Committee and Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel.



Helen McCabe
Founder and Managing
Director, Future Women

Prior to founding Future Women, Helen was the former Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Women's Weekly, Deputy Editor of the Sunday Telegraph and spent over 10 years working in television. She is on the board of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and an ambassador for Adopt Change.



Brooke Boney
Journalist, TV host

Brooke is a Gamilaroi woman who grew up in Muswellbrook in New South Wales. Brooke has worked as a political reporter for NITV and SBS, and as a newsreader on the ABC's radio network Triple J. She is currently the Entertainment reporter on Today and host of Future Women's Next Generation Innovators podcast.


Jamila Rizvi
Future Women

Jamila Rizvi is a sought after speaker, commentator and author. As a political staffer in her 20s she has become one of the most influential leaders of her generation. An accomplished host and commentator, she appears regularly on The Project, The Drum and ABC Radio.




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Michelle Mahoney,
Executive Director of Innovation,
King & Wood Mallesons

Michelle is a serial intrapreneur and member of the KWM’s Executive Leadership team. She has a track record for maximizing technology, transforming business and innovating, and won the ILTA Distinguished Peer Leadership Award in 2017.


Sarah Walsh
Interim Head of Game Development,
Football Federation Australia

Sarah Walsh is a well-respected sports administrator and has extensive experience in driving outcomes for participation diversification, gender equity in governance and creating a more inclusive football environment for all. Sarah represented Australia at the 2004 Olympic Games and the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


Arabella Gibson
CEO, Gidget Foundation Australia

Jamila Rizvi is a sought after speaker, commentator and author. As a political staffer in her 20s she has become one of the most influential leaders of her generation. An accomplished host and commentator, she appears regularly on The Project, The Drum and ABC Radio.



"The summit was an outstanding opportunity to hear from a wide array of talented and experienced women leaders with useful insights and perspectives." — Cassandra Scott, Founder and Managing Director, Contextual Communications