Women leading and influencing



Inaugural Learning & Networking Event – Melbourne, 9 April 2018

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

On Monday 9 April 2018, the Women's Leadership Initiative held its very first Learning & Networking event in Melbourne.

The event was opened by Senator Jane Hume (Senator for Victoria) and followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session convened by Dr Kerryn Baker from ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs.

The distinguished panel offered rich insights of political leadership in the Pacific, from speakers:

The event was attended by over 54 guests, including Australia Awards scholars, academic and private sector partners.

Australia Awards scholars were able to consider their current and future roles in the political leadership of their countries as well as learn more about the Women's Leadership Initiative. 

At the event's close, guests enjoyed sunset networking among the skyscrapers of Melbourne’s CBD.

Read Australia Awards scholar and Leadership and Mentoring program participant Atenasi Ata’s reflection on the event on the Australia Awards site. 

'A highlight was knowing that women can be influential leaders not only in politics but in whatever domain they choose.' - event participant.


Visit our galleries page for more photos from this event.