Agenda

08:10

08:50

09:00

CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF STEMM

09:10

  • Showcasing unique and non-linear career paths and progression in STEMM related industries 
  • Offering robust training and development opportunities to future female leaders  

09:40

  • Accommodating successful performance and function between home and work  
  • Recognising the negative results of work-life imbalance including abandonment of relationships and obligations  
  • Role integration or role segregation: Managing boundaries when dealing with competing demands between work and family 

10:20

  • Current statistics on breast cancer and NBCF’s vision 
  • The role of NBCF in funding world class breast cancer research including a few examples of research projects funding in the last year 
  • The impacts of NBCF’s funded projects on patient outcomes and treatment

10:35

10:40

11:10

  • Managing the need for flawlessness, high standards and overly critical self-evaluations  

11:40

  • Priorities: What are yours? What is blocking you from focusing your time, mind and energy on it?  
  • Asking for help: How to do it effectively without feeling like a failure  
  • Being present: Letting go of control and identifying situations whereby saying no means saving your sanity 
  • Forgive yourself: Committing to stop beating yourself up over choices and circumstances 

12:20

01:20

01:30

Roundtable A: Understanding gender norms and how they impact your life  
Sruthi Srikanthan, Partner, Deloitte Australia 
 
Roundtable B: Understanding intimidation and how to manage it  

Odri Fernandes, Co-Founder & Business and Leadership Coach, Creativ Vision Coaching 
 
Roundtable C: Prioritising your professional and personal development  

Jen Brice, Director, Jen Brice Consulting 
 
Roundtable D: Keeping your team motivated  

Mahin Sonia, Head of Partner Core Strategic Development Team – APJ, Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

02:40

03:10

03:40

  • Hear from emerging leaders on what they need to stay engaged in these traditionally male-dominated industries.  

04:20

04:30

08:30

09:00

RETHINKING CULTURAL NORMS

09:10

  • Removing expectations of what a woman’s role is in their personal or professional life 
  • Understanding different priorities for different employees at different stages of life  
  • Advocating for an intersectional approach to diversity and inclusion in the STEMM sector 

09:40

  • Setting, communicating and promoting clear career paths for women to succeed  
  • Reflecting on your employer value proposition and whether it addresses ethics that align with company’s culture  
  • How do we support female leaders to progress into senior leadership roles? 
  • Breaking through the barriers to utilise diversity for innovation and creativity  

10:30

10:40

SEEING IS BELIEVING: ENGAGING FEMALE ROLE MODELS WHO INSPIRE  

11:10

  • Recognising the benefits of cross mentoring and reverse mentoring for mutual learning and growth 
  • Engaging high calibre leaders to assist in the professional and personal development of future leaders 

11:40

  • How do you structure a mentoring session?  
  • What does great mentorship look like in a hybrid workplace?  
  • How do you make yourself available to support and advise someone when dealing with a high workload?

12:20

01:20

01:30

Discussion A: New/Emerging  
Dr Susan McGinty, Director, Aya Leadership  
 
Discussion B: Muddle of the Middle  
Rowan Brookes, Principal Consultant, Bendelta 

02:40

03:10

  • Rethinking the stereotypes of agreeableness or commanding authority  
  • Navigating situations of being held to different standards to male counterparts 
  • How to change perceptions of assertiveness in the workplace  
  • Going beyond unconscious and conscious bias in the workplace

03:40

  • The ladder is no more: How to navigate career progression when it is no longer linear  
  • Determining what the next phase of your career and life  
  • Nurturing your network and utilising adaptability to reframe change as opportunity 

04:10

04:20