Our four key panel speakers armed attendees with skills and knowledge in:
- Building good interpersonal relationships
- Negotiating difficult conversations
- Building self-confidence to support positive, intrinsic growth
- Interacting with impact
We were thrilled to hear many valuable tips and insights from our fantastic panel of female leaders:
- Amy Springhall, The Visibility Project
- Julia Atterton, UniSA Online
- Susie Ford, Let's Just Be Fabulous
- Catherine Purvis, Animal Welfare League
Here are some of our favourite takeaways:
- Being visible is important - it's not just about who you know, but who knows you.
- Give yourself a moment to process info from a difficult or unexpected situation by saying "I need a moment to gather my thoughts/process that before responding"
- Argument isn't a dirty word, especially when the end goal is greater understanding.
- It's unlikely that difficult topics will be resolved in one conversation, and that's okay.
- You are not responsible for the programming you received as a child, but you ARE responsible for what you can now do to change it.
- Critical thinking is more important than simply learning and repeating facts.
- "Everyone thinks. And everyone thinks they’re good at thinking. But good thinking is hard, and it doesn’t come naturally. It’s a skill that has to be learned and practiced." (quoted from Professor Melanie Trecek-King's work)
- No one else is you (and why would you want them to be!!)