Leadership is women’s business*

Deputy Opposition Leader, Julia Gillard, will deliver the keynote address at the Women, Management and Employment Relations Conference to be held on 2 and 3 August 2007 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney.

“I am delighted to support the 19th Macquarie University Women, Management and Employment Relations Conference, which is the leading workplace relations conference for women in Australia,” Julia Gillard said. “In 2007 the conference ­– Leadership, Women in Transition, Finance and Superannuation – has a particularly useful focus and will explore issues of importance to all women in management and employee relations roles.”

This high profile conference presented by the Labour-Management Studies Foundation and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University attracts over 200 participants from the public and private sectors.

The conference provides an annual audit of the key issues confronting women in the workplace.

All sessions are interactive and will explore practical solutions to issues; the conference provides wonderful networking opportunities.

Topics for discussion in 2007 include key issues in managing people; women in transition: moving in, out and up; women, finance and super; hypotheticals: “bridging the gap: the hand that helps or hinders”; leadership is women’s business; workplace flexibility: the American experience; and women in media.

The dinner address: “Women and Decision Making” will be delivered by Nanda Pok, Founder and Executive Director of Women for Prosperity, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

For information about the Dr Clare Burton Scholarship and the conference visit www.lmsf.mq.edu.au/wmer_lgf, telephone (02) 9850 898 or email pam.morpeth@efs.mq.edu.au

* Copy supplied by Macquarie University