Agenda

Tackling the Challenges of Gender Equity 

08:30

09:00

THE PURSUIT OF SUCCESS FOR WOMEN LEADERS IN NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA 

09:10

MAKING GENDER EQUALITY MORE THAN A VALUE STATEMENT OF THE ORGANISATION 

09:50

  • Distinguishing inherent gender differences from implicit gender stereotypes
  • Approaches and strategies to eliminating (unconscious) gender bias in the workplace
  • Proactivity and accountability: Achieving gender diversity and equality

10:40

11:10

11:30

  • Re-evaluating the lingering issues of gender inequality and re-igniting the desire for cultural change
  • What does success look like for the 21st Century woman?
  • Identifying the vision and mission for women leaders of New Zealand/Aotearoa

12:00

  • Recognising the best opportunities to advance your career
  • The ways in which gender diversity in senior management impacts corporate performance
  • How to be an assertive and effective female leader

12:50

01:50

  • Designing policies which allow great flexibility and work life balance
  • Engaging with the next generation and increasing diversity in the recruitment process
  • Retaining and promoting women in technology 

02:20

  • Roundtable I: Getting Heard, Getting Credit, and Making a Difference at Work
    • Suzanne McNabb, National Women's Officer, Tertiary Education Union, Te Hautu Kahurangi 
  • Roundtable II: Tackling Gender Bias to Improve Organisational Performance
    • Laurna Munro, Consultant and Facilitator, Dextro Levo 
  • Roundtable III: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Making Work-Life Balance a Reality
    • Julie Sim, Coach and Facilitator 
  • Roundtable IV: Walk the Talk: Branding, Marketing and Networking for Success 
    • Bev Cassidy-MacKenzie, Director, Diversity Consulting Ltd 

03:20

BUILDING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW 

03:40

  • Are millennials the “snowflake generation” or agents of change?
  • Bridging the intergenerational divide and building the leaders of tomorrow
  • An individual, not a number: Leveraging millennials' distinctive abilities to drive collaboration 

04:20

  • Flexibility as a way to retain and attract talent 
  • Why workplace diversity makes good business sense 
  • Lion’s learnings on their inclusion and diversity journey 

04:50

05:00

Maximising Potential and Achieving Leadership Goals 

08:30

09:00

PERSONAL VALUE SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS 

09:10

  • Acting as a catalyst for action and change
  • Improving outcomes for New Zealand women
  • Working towards more women in education, training and leadership  

09:40

  • Identifying the potential challenges and being prepared 
  • Managing pressures and maintaining confidence in your sector 
  • Talking from 9 to 5: Communicating effectively as the (only) woman in the room 

10:30

ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS 

11:00

  • Through the labyrinth: The truth about women’s road to leadership in the government 
  • The impact of women on policy making 
  • Addressing the “brain drain”: How to attract young talent to the public sector 

11:40

  • Breaking down stereotypes and the role the media has to play 
  • Hire and inspire: Developing entry level talent as well as supporting women in senior executive roles 
  • Adapting as leaders to the needs of the next generation

12:10

  • Promoting equality and creating opportunities for women in the board room, office and/or in the field 
  • Processes that protect against harassment and/or abuse 
  • Leading by example: personal reflections of a woman's experience in the non-profit sector 

12:50

01:50

  • The gender equality journey: then, now and next 
  • Promoting equality and empowerment through initiatives and advocacy 
  • Inspiring the next generation 

AN INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP 

02:20

The rapid advancement of technology means that humans’ relationship with machines is becoming more nuanced, fluid and personalised. Your organization may soon be populated by robotic peers and managed by holographic leaders. This session explores the likely prospect of leadership in the future. What will your role look like in 2030?   
 
  • Where will you be? Prospects, opportunities and expectations for future (women) leaders 
  • The role of advanced artificial intelligence and robotic process automation in corporate strategy 
  • Advice for my future self 

03:10

03:30

Coaching Table I: The Courageous Self: Leading with Authenticity and Personal Power  
Deb Struthers, Independent Consultant/Coach 
 
Coaching Table II: Overcoming Gender Bias and Barriers to Improve Negotiation Performance  
Yvonne Treen, Director, Ripasso Group 
Coaching Table III: Selecting and Grooming Future Leaders of your Organisation  
Julie Sim, Coach and Facilitator 

04:30

BUILDING FUTURE FEMALE LEADERS 

 
Pre-Conference Workshop | Wednesday 5th December 2018 
  
Workshop Agenda
 
8:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00 Session 1 
  • Discover your personal brand
  • Explore your own personal values 
  • Identify the competencies and attributes you bring to business 

10:30 Morning Break

11:00 Session 2 
  • Drawing out imposter syndrome 
  • Importance of financial literacy in leadership 

12:00 Lunch   

12:45 Session 3 
  • Guest speaker/s share their own stories 
  • The importance of networks 
  • Sponsors vs. Mentors 
  • Courageous conversations 

3:00 End of Workshop
 
 
 

Workshop Leader: 


Bev Cassidy-MacKenzie,
Director, Diversity Consulting Ltd 

 

Bev Cassidy-MacKenzie is very well known as a champion for gender diversity in New Zealand. She has worked with many organisations to drive their female talent pipelines, gender pay equity and flexible work practices. She is the Director of Diversity Consulting Ltd, having previously been the Chief Executive of Diversity Works NZ for many years.

She brings important experience from her previous roles, appreciating the challenges of diversity in large, complex business environments but also recognising the importance and value of creating environments that foster diversity of thought. Her career has been varied, from New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, the NZ Youth Mentoring Network to being self-employed. She is proud to champion on behalf of female leaders.