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Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) Keynote

Magda delivering a keynote at Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) symposium

It was a great privilege to present a keynote at the Women and Leadership Australia ( WLA) symposium at the Sofitel Hotel on Friday, 4th August to a room full of exceptional women.

Title of my keynote – Leadership, a role of service and kindness.

Kindness: brings out the best in people/ teams & makes you easy to work with

Leadership: serving to improve outcomes with accountability

My journey: childhood to adulthood, societal context both local and global, life choices.

Enablers and barriers to women

Know yourself!

The three ‘E’s – which portion of Empathy, Egalitarianism, Ego do you possess?
Attend to your ‘pyramid of needs’
Are you enjoying your work? Your life?
If not – why?

Then the how….

  • Strengths-based mentoring
  • What are your core strengths?
  • The CPR of tapping into resources using your competencies
  • Practise self acceptance & gratitude

‘Noise reduction’

  • Stick around positive people -support each other
  • Priorities: set but don’t fear changing them
  • Learn and never stop; remain curious
  • Stress – identify and manage; seek support where needed.

Self care – this part is all about YOU

Resources were shared.

Magda delivering a keynote at Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) symposium
Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis AM delivering her keynote at the symposium

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