Abundium is hosting its 2023 Women in Multinational Summit on November 21 in Sydney.

The full day summit features over a dozen world class thought leaders and multinational and not-for-profit CEOs, leveraging a collaborative design to promote peer to peer learning. 

It’s designed for Women in Multinationals, Champions of Change, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) influencers in foreign owned companies to build knowledge and networks together with their true peers and multinational CEOs and HRDs.

WIM 2023 Speakers

The event speakers include top multinational and female leaders in Australia and global management thinkers, such as …

Dr Louise Mahler, 2021 Keynote Speaker of the Year – Solving the challenge

The number 1 career challenge that women face is confidence and moments of self doubt, according to Women Rising’s The Voice of Women at Work 2023 report.  Only 7% of women feel confident at work all the time, 29% of women surveyed have been told they need more confidence, 32% have been told they need to speak up more, while 28% have been advised to build executive presence. 

Enter Dr Louise Mahler, voted a top expert globally on leadership gravitas, body language, communications and voice.  

Louise combines her extensive studies including a PhD in leadership communications with her deep expertise coaching high profile leaders around the world and her 15 years as an opera singer to create highly practical and engaging development experiences.  

This session will be a practical workshop based on Louise’s latest research from her soon to be released book Gravitas focusing how to build trust and respect in an increasingly complex world. Louise has a particular passion for supporting women in their careers to feel more confident and be heard. 

Pip Marlow, CEO Salesforce ANZ & ASEAN – Triumphs & challenges

An open and honest get-real Q&A session, where Pip will delve into the triumphs and challenges of leadership for women, drawing from her remarkable multinational career.

This journey includes her roles as Microsoft Australia MD, a daring leap to Suncorp Customer CEO, and most recently, her position as CEO of Salesforce ANZ and ASEAN. Serving as an inspirational international figure, Pip will offer guidance to women with aspirations of attaining senior leadership roles in multinational organisations.

Her advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion is unwavering. Pip perceives a vital opportunity for women to harness the influence of networks, mentorship, and sponsorship to an even greater extent. 

Beyond her professional endeavours, Pip is a devoted mother to two daughters and cavoodles. She stands as a staunch advocate for integrating work and life and being unapologetically human. 

Jennifer Garvey Berger, CEO of Cultivating Leadership – Unlocking leadership mindtraps to help supercharge women in multinationals

Jennifer will join for an extra special reflective close to explore which leadership mindtraps are blocking progress in creating a gender equal world.  

We will discuss the key themes distilled from the day and get Jennifer’s reflections including the importance of embracing complexity and navigating power dynamics, advocating for a more inclusive and empathetic approach to leadership. 

Drawing from her extensive expertise as Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivating Leadership, Jennifer will share practical strategies for women to cultivate their leadership skills and thrive in traditionally male-dominated environments. 

By fostering a culture that values diverse perspectives and promotes authenticity, Jennifer empowers women to not only break through barriers but also catalyse meaningful change within organisations, ultimately paving the way for a more equitable and inclusive future in leadership.

The summit: WIM 2023

While this is a “women’s event” Abundium stresses that it’s not just for women and they want DEI champions and male allies to be part of the conversation and come on the journey.

Abundium is Australia’s only growth strategy network for the local CEOs of foreign owned multinationals and their teams. We help our members to achieve more with less and grow their companies, their people, and their careers faster, further and with less fuss than they thought possible.

The Abundium WIM 2023: Women in Multinational Summit will be held on  November 21, 2023 from 8:00 – 17:00 at the Hyatt Regency, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

More on Abundiun and the event can be found here: https://info.abundium.com/wim-2023

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