Women in Defence & Defence Industry Leadership Summit 2023


Two-Day Hybrid Conference
21 & 22 June 2023

The Hatchery’s Women in Defence & Defence Industry Leadership Summit is back!

Learn from and be inspired by keynote speakers, presentations, and panel discussions featuring top leaders including one of the highest-ranking female defence members Natasha Fox, AM, CSC, Deputy Chief of Army, Australian Army. They will share their valuable insights, advice, and stories of overcoming challenges for the next generation of women leaders in a field that is often heavily dominated by men.

Network with peers in-person and online from across Australia's defence and defence industry who face the same challenges as you. For those struggling to find role models, this platform provides an opportunity to witness what is possible and to see first-hand that these leaders are living proof of success!

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Benefits of Attending:

  • Join an exclusive line up of defence leaders from the highest ranks of the defence and defence industry
  • Hear first-hand accounts of courage and authenticity from women leading in the many diverse environments of defence and industry
  • Gain new role models who often carved out their careers without any of their own
  • Network with defence leaders from all across the country in-person in Canberra or online

Hear from Key Speakers:

  • MAJGEN Natasha Fox, AM, CSC, Deputy Chief of Army, Australian Army
  • Dr Dana Born, US Air Force Brigadier General (Retired) & Lecturer Centre for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (USA)
  • LTGEN John Frewen, AO, DSC, Chief of Joint Capabilities, Department of Defence
  • MAJGEN Susan Coyle, AM, CSC, DSM, Commander Forces Command, Australian Army
  • Christine Clarke, CSC, Former Ambassador for Women and Girls, DFAT, Defence Adviser and Attaché to New Zealand, Cook Islands and Chile, Head of the ADF Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office & C.O. HMAS Kuttabul
  • Donna Cain-Riva, Executive Director, Defence Logistics Capability Office, Joint Logistics Command
  • Asha Mathew, Executive Manager – Business & Engineering Systems – Information Management & Technology, BAE Systems Maritime
  • Rachael Cosgrove, President, DEFGLIS
  • Plus many more!

Who will attend?

  • Current & emerging female leaders in Defence & Defence Industry
  • ADF as well as APS & Industry leaders
  • Manager through to SES & C-Suite
  • HR, Diversity & Capability Professionals & Leaders
  • Learning & Development Leaders

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Use the code ‘GOVCAREER’ at checkout and save $100 off your conference registration.