When the going gets tough, great leaders get going. Our ever-popular Women in Tax series of events is back, kicking off with Leading from trials to triumph sessions held in each capital city around Australia.
The fundamental skills of leadership such as resilience, a strong sense of self and adaptability are vital for success in your career – whether you’re leading teams, your own practice, or taking the lead on your own career development. And according to Harvard Business School, women in leadership positions were considered more effective than their counterparts in 84% of frequently measured leadership competencies. They excel at skills including:
- taking initiative
- acting with resilience
- practicing self-development
- driving for results
- and displaying high integrity and honesty
In this series of keynotes, lunches and networking experiences, you’ll connect with the leading ladies of the tax profession and beyond – leaders who have embraced the skills of authentic leadership to be where they are today.
Registration is open to everyone – regardless of gender. Will we see you there?
ACT & NSW – Women in Tax - Seizing opportunities and taking risks
When: Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:00-2:00pm AEST
Where: Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit Barton, ACT Australia
When: Thursday, 29 April 2021, 12:00–2:00pm AEST
Where: Ivy Ballroom Level 1, 320 George Street, Sydney
Kirsten Fish, CTA, Chief Tax Counsel, Australian Taxation Office and Karen Payne, CTA, Inspector-General of Taxation & Taxation Ombudsman share their career journey and experiences at this leading event. Come along to chat with colleagues about the opportunities to learn, develop and challenge ourselves presented by the tax profession.
South Australia – Brave the storm and reach your summit with Jenny Williams
When: Friday, 16 April 2021, 8.00–9.30am
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre
From the "Build it and they will come" world of the AFLW to the phenomenon of the glass cliff, Jenny Williams, Organisational Psychologist at Best on Ground Performance and Author, will share personal and professional insights into the challenges we face in our current environments, the challenge of creating change and some solutions that we can adopt. Bonus - see how close your personality is to a Good Psychopath!
“This presentation is designed to make people think. It will challenge much of what we believe we will do versus what actually happens. The examples and stories will be based on scientific principles of great minds and people who forged new knowledge,” Jenny said.
Reaching the summit with Jenny Williams
Western Australia – Building your resilience muscles - choose your way to adapt
When: Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12.00–2.00pm AWST
Where: QT Perth, 133 Murray Street, Perth
Join Karen Livey, who has spent the last 30 years immersed in leadership, as she unpacks ways you can build your resilience muscles and rewire your thinking patterns in tough times. Karen will look at emotional triggers from a neuroscience perspective and help you develop the ability to recognise their impact on your career.
"People are made to be resilient. Some people manage better than others, particularly during times of high levels of uncertainty. Being able to understand why uncertainty brings on angst will make it easier to ‘tame’ the emotions and be more resilient," Karen said.
Key takeaways for delegates will include insights on how to:
|Karen's cognitive approach to stress|
Queensland – Journey to Leadership
When: Thursday, 29 April 2021, 12:00–2.00pm AEST
Where: Stamford Plaza, Cnr Edward Street & Margaret Street, Brisbane
Hear from Raynuha Sinnathamby, Managing Director of Springfield City Group, the development group behind award-winning satellite city, Greater Springfield about her leadership experiences, the importance of resilience and what drives her to excel in an industry that is changing to embrace diversity.
Tasmania – Inspiring Women in Business Networking Breakfast
When: Thursday, 29 April 2021, 7.30–8.30am
Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston
Meet and network with peers and colleagues from all walks of life over breakfast and insights from two expert guest speakers, Ella Dixon, CEO, Migrant Resource Centre and Bianca Welsh, Restaurateur and Mental Health Advocate.
“The delegates will hopefully relate to some of my experiences particularly career lessons, life stage issues and loss of loved ones. The takeaway: the importance of family and leading a productive and meaningful life,” Ella told us.
Bianca said she’ll be sharing, “My career to date, how I got here, what challenges I faced to get here, how I found what I love by doing what I didn’t like first.”
Keys to success
Victoria – The Tax Queen’s Gambit – risk and reward in your tax career
When: Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:30–2.00pm AEST
Where: Level 2, RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Network with colleagues, reflect on shared experiences across the profession and re-envision the future of women in tax, at this inspiring lunch. Plus, Jennifer Batrouney AM Q.C., one of Australia’s pre-eminent tax lawyers, will share her career experiences and give insights into how to thrive as a woman in the challenging and rewarding field of tax.