IEEE WIE International Leadership Summit Brisbane
Encourage  | Empower | Engage
26-27 November 2018

WIE ILS Brisbane 2018, the first International Leadership Summit in Australia, will focus on providing career and leadership development for women and men who are starting or at the midpoint of their careers and aims to help engineers and researchers maximise their potential in their respective fields. The goal is to provide opportunities for global networking, mentorship and collaboration through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.

The summit will host various tracks which reflect its theme of “Encourage, Empower and Engage”. It is packed with interactive panel sessions and workshops each day. The opportunity to explore these topics through interactive sessions and question times as well as discussions during the break periods will provide career and leadership development opportunities.

Keynote Speakers

Hon Trish White

National President and Chair of the Board of Engineers Australia

Dr. Cathy Foley

Chief Scientist, CSIRO
IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference Brisbane is honoured to have Hon Trish White as keynote speaker.




Day 1 (26-11-2018)
09:00-9:30Welcome and introducing Trish White
09:30-10:30Plenary Speaker 1
The Hon. Trish White (National President and Board Chair Engineers Australia)
10:30-11:00Morning tea
11:00-12:30Workshop 1
Transforming the Culture of Engineering -
The Role of Male Engineers in Supporting Gender Diversity

Peter Price, EQL, Head of Strategy & Executive General Manager for Asset safety and performance
Julie Martin, EIC Activities
13:30-15:00Workshop 2
CV for Success in Executive Roles and Higher Management
(avoid pitfalls, interviews for higher positions)

Moderator: Dr. Janina Mazierska

Ms. Anne Kealley (CEO CAUDIT)
Ms. Kate Hamilton
(Manager People Services and Analytics, Powerlink Queensland)
15:00-15:30Afternoon tea
15:30-17:00Panel Discussion 1
Diversity on the work floor
(Acceptance of culture diversity, focus on gender diversity, counter effects/parameters etc.)
Moderator/Session Chair: Prof. Chennupati Jagadish (Distinguished Professor at ANU and president of the IEEE Photonics Society)

Panel Members/ Speakers:
Ms. Belinda Watton, EQL (Chief Transformation Officer), Ms. Julie Martin (EIC Activities), Ms. Emily Hughes (Boeing Phantom)
17:00-19:00Networking Function with Drinks & Canapes
Day 2 (27-11-2018)
09:20-09:30Opening Day 2 and introducing Dr. Cathy Foley
09:30-10:30Plenary Speaker 2
Dr. Cathy Foley (Chief Scientist CSIRO)
10:30-11:00Morning tea
11:00-12:30Workshop 3
The Power of Social Media – How to Enhance Your Online Profile
Katie Rowney (UQ, Senior Communications Officer)
13:30-15:00Workshop 4
Personal Development Needs for Female Engineers as Leaders
(best practices on empowerment of female employees, legal protections against discrimination)
Jyoti Sharma (Senior Consultant to Government of India), Anne Kealley (CEO CAUDIT)
15:00-15:30Afternoon tea
15:30-17:00Panel Discussion 2
Gender Equity
(In politics, in STEM Industry and Academia)
Speakers/Panel Members:
Anna-Maria Arabia (CEO Australian Academy of Science),Dr. Sue Keay ( Chief Operating Officer, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision) ,Jyoti Sharma (Senior Consultant to Government of India)
17:00-17:30Closing Remarks
This program is preliminary and it is subject to change.