Save the date! Daring, feminist, inclusive leadership – bringing our best into 2021

The impact of the global pandemic has been significant for family violence and women’s health services. Throughout 2020, organisations have had to completely rethink the way they support women, do their work, connect with partners, facilitate integrated service systems and lead their teams.

What we have heard loudly and clearly from the sector during this time is that you do not want to let go of the leadership that has been enacted during 2020, but want to build on and strengthen it, carry it forward into 2021 and beyond.

We have also heard that you want to be inspired and challenged, to hear from a range of diverse voices and to connect with your peers through flexible, high-quality professional development.

WorkUP Queensland’s 2021 leadership program, ‘Daring, Feminist, Inclusive Leadership’, is designed to meet these needs.

Who should attend and what does it mean to be a leader?

Is it about a role, a skill set, a qualification or length of service to the sector?

For this program, we would like to invite people who identify with Brené Brown’s definition of leadership to take part. Brené defines a leader as ‘anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.’

The program will explore what daring, feminist and inclusive leadership looks and feels like and how these qualities are being and can be enacted in the workplace and broader community.

There are two components to this flexible program:

1. Three leadership symposiums

Online on 19 March, and in Brisbane on 30 July and 3 December, these symposiums will introduce women in various roles in the sector and wider community who are enacting daring, feminist, inclusive leadership.

2. Facilitated peer networks

These small groups will connect people across the sector and support them to work together to delve deeply into key themes. They will share how the qualities of daring, feminist, inclusive leadership are and can be enacted in their own organisations and communities.

Dates will be scheduled with participants.

To get the best out of this program, we encourage you to engage in both components, although you can register for the symposiums only if you prefer.

Please save the dates and in the meantime, we hope you will help us to shape our speaker line-up by letting us know:

1. Who are the daring, feminist, inclusive leaders of our sector?
2. Who are the daring, feminist, inclusive leaders of Australia?

View the Daring, Inclusive, Feminist Leadership Flyer

If you have any questions, would like to register for updates or to provide speaker suggestions, please contact Christine at