8am - 9am : Registration


 Andrea Clarke; CEO & Founder, CareerCEO

The Blueprint for Building Confidence

Steered by a career as a television reporter and foreign correspondent covering breaking news across Australia, the US and Middle East, Andrea will share four specific techniques that will help us strip away the self-doubt and connect with our core confidence.





Adam Jelic; Co-Founder of MiGoals

Goal Setting for Success

Hear about the MiGoals journey and how to increase your odds of success through goal setting, as well as how to be your true authentic self and translate that into your career and business. Adam will also discuss the importance of facing your fears and the importance of getting out of your comfort zone.




heidi-holmesMentoring Panel

Sue McKenzie – Career & Business Coach, Orange
Naomi Easson – Morgan Consulting & SheSays Mentoring Lead
Heidi Holmes – Mentorloop
Ella Ward – Head of Account Service, Leo Burnett

What do you wish you could tell your younger self? We’ve all learned so much along the way, no matter where we’re at in our careers or business journey. Hear some sage advice from these brilliant ladies, as well as hear about how to get the best out of a mentoring relationship, and have the opportunity to ask your own questions on the day!

10:45am - 11:15am : Morning Tea


Jack Skeels; CEO, AgencyAgile

Becoming the Empowering Manager: Understanding Conversational Dynamics

The most difficult moment in career progression is that of the move to managerial and leadership roles.  Most managers, young and old, behave in accordance with a societal cliché of “managing” that creates toxic workplaces, disempowerment and in-group, out-group exclusion.  Better management models exist, and what makes them so different is how managers interact with an understanding of conversational dynamics.

In this session, Jack Skeels, CEO of AgencyAgile will give you an understanding of the conversational dynamics that great managers and leader master, as has been proven at over 80 agencies and brands, along with the mental models that power them, including:

  •         The fallacy of managerial dominance
  •         The proper separation of authority, control and empowerment
  •         How managerial conversations are inherently conflictual and dramatic
  •         How to align conversations with empowered outcomes
Whitney Cali
Executive Manager, Apps & Personalisation – REA Group
3 tips for leading by being.

“Authentic leadership” has become a bingo buzzword in business, but what does it really mean? Not only do we find ourselves needing to be excellent at operational effectiveness, have commercial acumen and excel at strategic management, we also need to be inspiring leaders. In this session find out Amanda’s tips for uncovering your own style of inspirational leadership.

Please note: Whitney is filling in for Amanda Chase who had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

12:30pm - 1:30pm : Lunch



Entrepreneurships and Startup Panel

Sheree Rubinstein, CEO & Co Founder of One Roof
Claire Deane, Director of Deane & Co
Jess Ruhfus, CEO & Founder of Collabosaurus
Demetrio Zema, Law Squared
Laura McKenzie – Scale Investors

Join us to hear about the highs and lows of starting a business, having a side hustle, growing an organisation and how to keep the culture, and any other questions you might have during the day! You can submit questions throughout the day to any panels, so get involved and ask what’s on your mind!

penny_bkindred3Penny Locaso; Founder BKindred // Co-Founder The FBOMB Show

Tactics For Happy Change.

Learn simple tactics to kick start the power of possibility and weave greater happiness into your everyday.





Panel Discussion


Champions of Change Panel

Prue Gilbert – Founder of Grace Papers
Justin Kabbani – Managing Director & Owner, Hardhat Digital
Andrew Drougas  – Chief Operating Officer, CHE Proximity
Laura Chisholm -Chief Executive Officer, 

We all know that female participation rates are lower than they should be.

We’re hosting a panel with varied discussion around the issues surrounding the diversity agenda and how to achieve improvement of female participation rates in our industry. Discussion includes flexible working, working parents, job sharing, diversity quotas in business, and more!

3:30pm - 4:00pm : Afternoon Break

Sponsored by GOODSHIFT


Renece Brewster; Founder Data Creative // Co-Founder Visual Domain

The road to results with personalised video – My Data Creative journey.

Hear about Renece’s journey from starting a service orientated business to tech and what she learnt along the way.



Females in Tech Panel

Cyan Ta’eed, Co Founder & Executive Director of Envato
Taryn Williams, CEO & Founder of TheRight.Fit & WINK Models
Samantha McIntyre, CIO of L’Oreal & Cofounder of Beautifinda

Females in Tech doesn’t have to mean you’re knee deep in code! Being a female in the tech world can mean a multitude of things – you may be a developer, or you might be a businesswoman that has used technology to enable your business, or you might be working in the digital space (whether you’re in marketing, comms, finance, etc.). We’re here to talk about driving diversity, effecting change, building business, digital disruption and harnessing your power.

5:30pm - 7:00pm : Networking, Canapes & Drinks

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
Level Up Conference 23rd March 2017