Women in Leadership – Symposium


Supporting Women in Leadership: Landcare | Environment  

Great Southern and Lower South West



The regional symposium, consisting of two one day events, aims to support women in the NRM, Landcare and Environmental sector. It will take place in the Great Southern and Lower South West in September.


The events will be held at  Katanning (13th Sept)  and Manjimup (21st Sept), as key accessible centres in the region.


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The symposium leverages the outreach of the WELA – Women in Environmental Leadership Action Leadership Program that took place in Victoria 2016 and 2017. The WELA program included participants from most states and many diverse backgrounds in the sector.


It is hoped that bringing this experience to the region will be of great benefit to begin to support and mobilise women in leadership roles in the Great Southern  and South West 


Dr Louise Duxbury will be one of two key speaker and a co-facilitator at the event. Dr Duxbury, a WELA facilitator, Founder of Green Skills Inc, and long term resident of the Great Southern brings almost four decades of experience, insight and passion in the environmental sector.


Dawn Atkin, Symposium Coordinator said “We hope this first symposium series will seed the path for more leadership development and networking opportunities for women in the sector and across the region. Our aim is to strengthen the development of resources, pathways and mentoring opportunities for the future.”


The two one-day leadership events that make up the symposium will each include two speakers, opportunities for women to share their experiences, connecting and leadership skills development. All participants will also have access to a one to one mentoring opportunity after the event to support their ongoing development.


This symposium has been supported by Royalties for Regions, the StateNRM Department for Communities.


For more information or to register your interest please contact Dawn Atkin (08) 9848 3310 or denmark@greenskills.org.au