Women in Business Conference 2018 - Wellington


    • Wednesday, 6 June, 2018
      8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
      Registration and refreshments
      8:30 AM  -  8:35 AM
      Conference open
      8:35 AM  -  9:20 AM
      Keynote: Pushing for progress on Gender Parity - Analysing and addressing gender barriers
      • Developing fairer, more equitable workplaces with opportunity parity
      • Increasing female workforce participation to ensure enough skilled workers for the future
      • Getting men to take responsibility alongside women for improving conditions and outcomes
      9:20 AM  -  10:20 AM
      Interactive Women on Boards Panel Session – Driving gender parity
      • Introducing new systems for recruitment, progression and advancement
      • Fostering relationships with men in the workplace to ensure greater male support
      • Delivering pay parity and better economic productivity outcomes
      10:20 AM  -  10:35 AM
      Speed networking
      10:35 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Morning coffee and networking
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Adapting to change and preparing for future challenges – Agility, adaptability and flexibility
      • Leveraging emerging technologies potential to create new opportunities
      • Embracing disruption and technological advancements to stay one step ahead of the game
      • Recognising the challenges and areas you need to develop
      • Evolving from compliance based service delivery to advisory
      12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
      Future proofing your skills set – Evolving, adapting and growing your capabilities
      • Adapting your skills set to respond to the rapid pace of change
      • Evolving your thinking and thriving in an advisory led industry
      • Building a collaborative culture within your teams
      • Developing a critical thinking mindset and developing the confidence to deliver it.
      1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM
      Lunch and networking
      1:45 PM  -  2:30 PM
      Building, maintaining and protecting your personal brand
      • The importance and value of a personal brand
      • How to consider personal brand in an era of authenticity
      • Ten key areas to consider
      • Redefining networking.
      2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM
      Achieving a smooth career transition – Career moves, climbs and changes of direction
      • How do you get to the next step?  What is the progression? 
      • Transitioning to the next career stage
      • Having the confidence to break into a new space/industry

      3:15 PM  -  3:40 PM
      Afternoon tea and networking
      3:40 PM  -  4:25 PM
      Moving from disability… to Possibility
      Many of us are using a very outmoded approach to talent and diversity in our workplaces today, despite the fact that the world around us demands we embrace diversity and start to deeply appreciate different workstyles and perspectives. CEO and founder of social change agency Be. Accessible, Minnie Baragwanath will share her story of challenging stereotypes and how she turned her “disability” into a very successful business and nationwide social change initiative. She will present a compelling case for why truly 21st century workplaces and businesses both locally and globally, are now embracing accessibility.
      4:25 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Managing and maintaining a healthy work / life balance
      • Leveraging the untapped potential of ‘All roles flex’ flexible working
      • Managing and maintaining increasing workload and pressure
      • Improving personal resilience, confidence and determination
      • Stress management techniques for juggling multiple projects and managing expectations
      • Time saving tips and techniques to get more out of your day
      5:15 PM  -  5:20 PM
      Conference close
      5:20 PM  -  6:20 PM
      Networking drinks reception