Red Heel Day Sydney

50|50 Future Leaders

by Kasia Gospos on September 2, 2014

Date(s) - 02/09/2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Swissotel Sydney


Price: TBA

Eventbrite - 50|50 Future Leaders

50|50 Future Leaders is an event which calls for action to achieve equal gender representation in leadership roles.

It aims to engage men in gender diversity debate thus helping to bridge and even eliminate the gender equality gaps. The event will have 50|50 male to female participation. It will inspire both women and men to be the change agents in the drive for greater gender balance in the workplace.

Why attend:

  • Gain insights from senior executives championing gender equality at companies such as IBM, Intel, Apple, Origin Energy and David Jones
  • Receive practical advice for eliminating the¬†leadership gaps in your organisation
  • Learn to lead diverse teams free of discrimination
  • Understand how to get the best out of mentor/mentee and sponsor relationships
  • Great networking opportunities, complimentary cocktails and canapes

Speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, Chair, Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force.
  • Gordon Cairns¬†Chairman, Origin Energy; Chairman, World Education Australia; Senior advisor to McKinsey & Company; Past CEO, Lion Nathan and Managing Director PepsiCo; Triple recipient ‚ÄėTrue Leaders‚Äô award; Member of Male Champions of Change.
  • Kate Burleigh Managing Director, Intel Australia/ New Zealand;¬†Board member, AIIA (Australian Information Industry Association); active member of the CEO Forum Group.
  • Andrew Stevens¬† Member of Male Champions of Change; Recipient of the Australian Human Resources Institute 2013 Diversity Champion CEO award; Past Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand.¬†
  • Cassandra Kelly Co-founder and Joint CEO, Pottinger; Director, UNSW Foundation; Ambassador for One Million Women campaign and for Dry July. Co-founder, Glass Elevator; Former Vice President of Women in Banking and Finance; 2012 Financial Review / Westpac 100 Women of Influence award recipient, Instyle¬†business-woman of style 2014.
  • Diana Ryall AM Founder and Managing Director, Xplore for Success; Former Managing Director, Apple Australia; Former panellist of Deloitte’s Businesswomen of the Year awards; Member, Diversity Council for Commonwealth Bank of Australia; 2006 Member of the Order of Australia, AM.
  • Alice Klettner, Research Associate, Management Discipline Group, Core Member, Centre for Corporate Governance, Associate Member, Law Research Centre Research Strength.
  • Thomas Clarke, Professor, Management Discipline Group, Director, KURC for Corporate Governance, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, Core Member, Centre for Corporate Governance.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is limited and will sell out soon.

Early birds discounted tickets are sold in pairs to encourage gender equality at the event ‚Äď bring your co-worker, staff member, mentor or friend of the opposite sex to be a part of this exclusive event. Limited time only.

The event will be held at Swissotel, 68 Market St, Sydney NSW. Registration, drinks and canapes from 6pm, panel discussion starts at 6:30pm. Event concludes at 9pm.

Dress code: Smart/business.
Eventbrite - 50|50 Future Leaders

Charities we support

Dress for Success
Leaders in Heels will donate 10% of net proceeds from this event to Dress for Success. Dress for Success provides women in need with professional clothing, a network of support and practical skills and mentoring Рfree of charge Рto improve their employability and achieve economic independence. 
Business Friend


A further 10% of net proceeds will be donated to The McGrath Foundation supporting McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and educating young women to be breast aware.

Thank you

“50|50 Future Leaders” event wouldn’t happen without many hours put into planning by the event committee: Kasia Gospos, Devika Mohotti, Sally Miles, Yolanda Floro, Erica Enriquez, Olesya¬†Voytsekhovskaya and Matthew Baden as well as the support of some very special people who made this event possible: Rick Correll, CFO at Vocus Communications, James Spenceley, founder and CEO at Vocus Communications, Paul Turner,¬†Head of CIMA Australasia and Justine Mills, CIMA Member Services Manager. Thank you for your support.

Event sponsors


Platinum Sponsor, Vocus Communications (ASX300:VOC) is a leading supplier of telecommunications, data centre and high bandwidth connectivity solutions in Australia and New Zealand.


Supporter, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) offers relevant international accounting qualification for business. It is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants.


Supporter, Atlassian is an Australian enterprise software company that develops products geared towards software developers and project managers.


Supporter, The Delicatessen Agency, Sydney’s boutique content agency creating content that sells your story though video production, social media and more.

Education partner


In-kind supporters

Chief Executive Women

Zahrina Photography

 reibey institute

Morgan McKinley

Corporate guests




Would you like to Support this event? Please contact Kasia Gospos using this form.

About the organizer

Leaders-in-heels-logo-diferent-red-PRINTLeaders in Heels is a leading Australian online magazine for professional women. Every month, diverse and distinguished women who are making their mark in their industries are interviewed and profiled on the site.

Launched in 2011 to promote the advancement of women, empower, support and educate it generates 50,000 page views per month and attracts over 18,000 social followers via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Leaders in Heels supports number of charities as a media partner including Dress for Success and McGrath Foundation.

Leaders in Heels has been awarded ‚ÄúThe #1 Top Site for Women Entrepreneurs to Love in 2013‚ÄĚ in a public poll conducted by She Owns It (a site committed to empowering women entrepreneurs) and Kasia Gospos, the founder of Leaders in Heels, has been named one of Australia‚Äôs most inspirational women online by Open Colleges.

For more information about Leaders in Heels please visit www.leadersinheels.com.

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Kasia Gospos
Founder of Leaders in Heels. Passionate about using Leaders in Heels to empower and connect all women in business. Loves all 'sorts' of technology and on most days can be found happily typing away at her desk or looking up things on the web. Is a feminist at heart and loves to meet new people. Australia, Sydney

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