Business empowerment, leadership and career advancement for aspiring and established women leaders

Conference | 7th - 8th November View Full Program Here 
Workshop | 9th November View Full Program Here


While we celebrate the development and success of aspiring and established women leaders of Australia, the issues surrounding gender equity undoubtedly continue to linger. Are you having difficulty forwarding your ideas and opinions across the office floor? Do you wonder if work-life balance is possible? How do you realise conscious leadership in an increasingly complex and interconnected world? 
The Territory’s Women in Leadership Summit returns in 2018 and strives to empower women leaders across NT’s public and private sectors. Learn and be inspired by leading corporate and government figures and engage directly with top leadership and performance coaches in focused interactive sessions as you take your career to the next level and realise your potential as a more effective leader. 
In partnership with:  

Fearless Leadership for Conscious Women 

Post-Conference Workshop | Friday, 9th November
Surya Silva, Education Consultant, Coach and Facilitator, Silva Solutions
Women today are more educated and more powerful than ever before and they are making bold moves in the workplace. There is a momentum building where women want to play a bigger part in organisations. More than this, they wish to influence their teams and shape future directions. They did not arrive here by chance.
The reality is that you do not just wake up one day as a fearless leader. It takes skills, support, training and great habits to be a conscious leader.
Organisations today must thrive in unpredictable and rapidly changing times. Conscious leaders are required to influence and engage with stakeholders in ways that foster organisational engagement, promote exceptional communication and demonstrate proven outcomes.
Becoming more agile and responsive in one’s approach is essential in this type of environment. Consideration of the human experience, empathy and being more creatively attuned with their team offers leaders the opportunity for innovative, healthier and happier workplaces.
Leading with audacity and courage requires a level of confidence and deep trust in oneself to speak up and speak out. Increasing your influence and making a positive impact requires exceptional knowledge, skills and commitment.  
This workshop will provide you with practical applications to upgrade your skills to lead with dignity, both within and without your organisation. 
Key Learning Objectives 
  • Identify the value in maintaining a growth mindset 
  • Apply your understanding of paradigms and leadership 
  • Hone your emotional intelligence skills to lead effectively 
  • Enjoy the value and benefits of conscious leadership

Featured Speakers

Hon Natasha Fyles

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice; Minister for Health

NT Government

Sandra Nelson MLA

Assistant Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Women’s Policy

Office of Gender Equity and Diversity, NT Government

Jane Nungarrayi Blunden

National Indigenous Critical Response Advocate

Thirrili Ltd

Mischa Cartwright

Executive Officer, Office of Aboriginal Affairs

Department of the Chief Minister, NT Government

Meg Friel

Director of Aboriginal Strategy and Coordination, Correction Services

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, NT Government

Karinda Gill

2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year and Founder and Director

Abode New Homes

Alister Trier

Chief Executive Officer

Department of Primary Industry and Resources, NT Government

Captain Katie Parker

Regional Director of Women's Ministries

The Salvation Army

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Session highlights:

  • Ministerial Address
    The Honourable Natasha Fyles opens this year’s event to celebrate the progress of Northern Territory’s women in leadership. Hear the Minister for Health share the value of diverse and inclusive leadership, and her message to all leaders of the Territory. 

  • Gender Equity and Diversity Keynote
    Sandra Nelson MLA joins us to discuss the challenges and policies for administering gender equality, gender diversity and inclusion in the Northern Territory. Gain insight into some of the key reforms and gendered approaches to provide equitable opportunities for all Territorians. 

  • Indigenous Leadership Focus 
    Lenore Dembski has extensive experience leading on organisational boards and committees including the NT Aboriginal Education Consultative Committee, NT Employment and Training Authority Board and CDU. She shares essential skills needed to survive at the top of the leader board, and how to achieve the right balance while wearing multiple hats. 

  • Millennial Panel
    Are millennials the “snowflake generation” or agents of change? How do they define effective leadership? Pick the brains of Australia’s future leaders and understand how to bridge the intergenerational divide from this panel. 

  • Breakout Interactive Coaching
    Engage first hand with the Northern Territory’s top leaders and performance coaches in this interactive session. Delegates will have the opportunity to pick up essential branding and networking tips for success, whilst gaining valuable insights on how to be an assertive and effective leader. 

Who should attend?

Regardless of gender or role – whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, the Women in Leadership Summit Darwin is a valuable source of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.
  • Directors, Executives and Managers across all departments, agencies and councils

  • Human Resources and Workforce Planning

  • Diversity and Inclusion Managers

  • Women’s Leadership Program Managers

  • Established, emerging and aspiring women leaders in the public sector

  • Male leaders looking to implement change on an organisation level 


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Hilton Darwin
Address: 32 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, 0800
Conference Room: Signature Room
Workshop Room: Signature Room
Overlooking Darwin Harbour, Hilton Darwin offers fabulous Esplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city. Enjoy contemporary features, great location and a welcoming service every time you stay. The elegant rooms and suites are loaded with thoughtful amenities and many have stunning Harbour views.