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31 January 2013, The Sebel Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia

One day business roundtable

Managing Partner Australia's 5th Annual Conference

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Gender Equity Innovative Strategies Retention and Advancement Addressing Unconscious Bias Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Retaining and Advancing Women in the Legal Profession

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One day business roundtable 31 January 2013, The Sebel Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia

It’s been more than two decades since the legislation for workplace equality was first introduced in Australia; however the latest statistics show that women in leadership positions are still significantly lower than men and the gender pay gap remains a persistent problem. As a traditionally male-dominated industry, legal firms are still biased towards full-time, primarily male workers, leading to lower levels of female representation in senior partner roles. Recent research has shown that organisations with women on their board achieve greater success through higher profit, return on equity and earnings growth. Thus, retaining and advancing women in leadership roles should be a clear priority for organisations. This one day roundtable provides a unique platform to hear the journeys of women who were able to have success in their careers and family, the firms that have made this work and discuss some topical issues related to gender equality in the workplace.

Success Strategies for Women Lawyers Author: Lauren Stiller Rikleen

Pages: 136, Price: AUD $395 plus gst
The research on this topic is clear. Women too often believe that if they work hard at their desks each day, their merit will be appropriately recognized and rewarded. As the above list of factors indicate, advancement in the profession does not operate so simply. Working hard and producing excellent results is but one aspect of a complex equation that results in advancement and leadership. This publication provides valuable tips from successful women around the world – women who have achieved leadership roles in their workplaces, in their communities and in their profession. Their accomplishments are significant, but their varied paths to success are accessible ones. And that is the most important lesson: every woman can

One day business roundtable - Thursday, 31st January 2013
8:30 9:00 Registration and refreshments Chairperson’s opening remarks In this session you will get the chance to maximise the potential of your day by sharing your diversity challenges and discussing what you hope to achieve from this event ó What are you current diversity challenges? ó What do you hope to gain from today? 12:30 Networking lunch 1:30 Case study presentation Going global: addressing gender diversity during change ó Addressing the challenges of merging with a global organisation ó Sustaining diversity councils and programs during change ó Being aware of cross cultural differences ó The skill set required to successfully network within a global firm

Dr Katie Spearritt, CEO, Diversity Partners
9:30 Key note address Addressing unconscious bias and promoting an inclusive work culture 2:15

Tracey McDonald, Director Human Resources, Middletons
Interactive discussion Ensuring effective access to flexible work and careers across the board ó Proving the value of flexible work model: improved profitability, productivity and staff retention ó Creating robust job sharing team in a client focused work environment ó Transitioning to a flexible work arrangement and improving collaboration among workers ó Managing flexible work model on an ongoing basis

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ó Examining the causes and consequences of unconscious bias in the workplace ó Practical approaches to dealing with unconscious bias in law firms ó Ensuring an inclusive leadership approach; what does this look like?

Duncan Smith, Principal, ADC Associates
10:15 Morning tea break and networking 10:30 Panel discussion Achieving work and family success Hear stories, advice and tips from panel members who have successfully progressed in their career and still have a family life ó Building career resilience and addressing the challenges of senior leadership roles ó Managing work life balance: achieving success while working part-time ó Dispelling the negative connotation and bias of a part-time worker ó Examining the critical skills needed for women to successfully reach the top ó What are the tools and innovative means to progress further? 3:15 3:30

Facilitated by: Rachel Besley, General Counsel, Deloitte Australia Panellists: Georgina Brown, Diversity Manager, Herbert Smith Freehills; Kerin McMahon, Group Manager- People and Performance; McCullough Robertson Lawyers; Robyn Whittaker, Head of the People Team, Gilbert + Tobin
Afternoon refreshments and networking Concluding presentation and discussion The best law firms for women: practical approaches to what makes them the best and how to implement those strategies in your firm ó Women in senior roles and career progression ó Flexible work and career design, policies and diversity programs ó Diversity governance, policies and infrastructure ó Leadership development, mentoring, sponsorship and networking ó Gender pay equity ó Creating inclusive leaders

Facilitated by: Patricia Monemvasitis Partner, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers Panellists: Dianne Beer, Special Counsel, Herbert Geer; Kristen Lopes, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley
11:30 Panel discussion Networking and building strategic relationships – Reaching your goals faster ó Identifying opportunities and making useful connections ó Building successful networks to boost your opportunities ó Turning strategic relationships into sponsors, mentors and clients ó Tangible resources, information and referrals to ‘get started’ ó Implementing a successful mentoring and sponsorship program in your organisation 4:20 4:30

Facilitated by: Fiona Krautil, Principal, Diversity Knowhow
Closing remarks from the chair person End of conference day

Facilitated by: Katy McDonald, Director People & Development, Minter Ellison Panellists: Kate Muir, National Talent Management Director, Baker & McKenzie; Carmen McElwain, Partner, Maddock; Millen Lo, Employment Counsel

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