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Women who LEAD Women in leadership program

Full Day or condensed 1/2 Day

On location, Conference,
Public or Client Virtual + Online Soon

6 -1000+

Australia Wide + International Virtual Delivery

Women who Lead

Women in Leadership Keynote Speaker | Women in Leadership Workshop | Virtual Training for women leaders  |  

Adelaide | Brisbane| Canberra| Darwin| Hobart| Melbourne| Perth| Sydney| Australia Wide

Women in Leadership Course

We will examine the opportunities, challenges and organisational dynamics experienced by women in work organisations, myths and biases as well as reflect on lessons from Australian companies leading the way.

Within Australia, there have been considerable efforts to drive growth rates across all industries in gender equality. There is noticeably more effort in supporting women into leadership; however current statistics tell us there is a long way to go.

Currently in Australia, women hold 14.1% of chair positions and 26.8% of directorships and represent 17.1% of CEOs and 31.5% of key management personnel. Workplace Gender Equality Agency (2020), WGEA Data Explorer, Workforce composition, August 2020.

Through COVID, there has been a heightened experience of remote and flexible work practices, that we believe are here to stay. Through change, there are also opportunities to develop leaders, and we are excited to support women to lead actively into the new world of work. Many have delighted in seeing Jacinta Arden bring her signature style of leadership to the world stage – building trust, showing compassion fuelling hope and creating a sense of stability through uncertain times. A role model of women in leadership – with her signature style.

According to an analysis in 2019 of thousands of 360-degree reviews by Zenker and Folkman, women outscored men on 17 of the 19 capabilities that differentiate excellent leaders from average or poor ones. Women were rated as excelling in taking the initiative, acting with resilience, practising self-development, driving for results, and displaying high integrity and honesty.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Build a strong case for Women in leadership
  • Review current research and debunk some myths surrounding why there are fewer women in leadership.
  • Understanding gender bias
  • Discover and discuss: Lessons from Australian companies leading the way
  • Developing your Leadership Identity
  • Limiting Beliefs: Understand how to get out of your own way!
  • A Coaching Approach
  • Influencing, Persuading and Motivating: navigating politics and gaining influence in organisations
  • Building the skills of negotiating effectively
  • Giving feedback assertively
  • Recognise your success and the success of others and actively sponsor rising women
  • Speaking Up and Speaking Out: demonstrating self-confidence through voice and effective non-verbal communication

This workshop will suit progressive organisations with a commitment to

  • achieving diversity aspirations
  • actively sponsoring rising women
  • retaining talent through life transitions
  • investing in front line leader capabilities to drive cultural change

WunderTraining have supported 1000’s of women in leadership in their journey, from emerging leaders through to executive level.
Gender Equality is one of our core Sustainable Development Global Goals that we support as a business.

Recent statistics in Australia at a glance 2020

  • Women hold 14.1% of chair positions and 26.8% of directorships and represent 17.1% of CEOs and 31.5% of key management personnel
    Workplace Gender Equality Agency (2020), WGEA Data Explorer, Workforce composition, August 2020
  • 34.0% of boards and governing bodies have no female directors
    Workplace Gender Equality Agency (2019), Australia’s Gender Equality Scorecard 2018-19, Gender-Equality-Scorecard.pdf
  • By contrast, only 0.9% had no male directors

Australian Institute of Company Directors Statistics (2020), as at 17 June 2020,

Statistics from the Australian Institute of Company Directors reveal:

  • 30.7% of directors in the ASX 200 are women
  • Women comprised 30.9% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards

Australian Institute of Company Directors Statistics (2020), as at 17 June 2020

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2021 Influential businesswoman Winner Jane Wundersitz

Who is This For?

Emerging through to executive-level leaders- female and males are welcome to attend. It can be run in house, and virtually. If you would like to attend a virtual public event, please let us know. We are reviewing our public workshop options and will happily schedule one for you.

Team Flow on Benefits

Research supports gender diversity in leadership teams makes teams more productive, make better decisions and are more productive. Retain your talent and build another layer /support system across your organisation.

Expert Facilitators

Jane Wundersitz has supported and mentored 1000’s of leaders in their journey. She has delivered leadership development for over 15 years. She consistently updates the content to ensure the research is current. In working with leaders across industries nationally – she has a network of relevant stories of career successes and challenges experienced by women in leadership. She commenced her own leadership journey in her early 20’s and at 27 was an International Training Manager seconded to the UK. Jane has held successful State Manager and Regional Manager positions.

Profile Options or Pre-work

Recommended VIA Strengths free or Pro Report | Mental Toughness | TMS Management Profile  | Prism Brain

Call and we can walk through options

Book Recommendations and Research References

We recommend Kym Cameron Cameron, K. S. (2008). Positive leadership.

He describes what makes positive leadership so positive—what he terms “positively deviant performance”—and notes some of the results you can expect from such leadership, including impressive gains in productivity and effectiveness. Kim Cameron is one of Jane’s personal favourite researchers – a great gift for a leadership conference.

Cameron, K. S. (2008). Positive leadership. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Porath, C. (2016). Give your team more effective positive feedback. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

Ilies, R., Morgeson, F. P., & Nahrgang, J. D. (2005). Authentic leadership and eudaemonic well-being: Understanding leader-follower outcomes. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 373-394.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2002). Authentic happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfilment. New York: Free Press.

Clients Thoughts on our Leadership Development

'Dynamic, fun and honest. Enjoyed the variation in activities and the content on positive intent through conflict.'

Jane Manwaring : Director of School CultureQueensland Academies: Science Maths and Technology

'It was a great day. Feedback has been really positive. I am sure it will go a long way to strengthening teams'.

Rema Grennan : Operations Management Division- Dept. Human ServicesDepartment of Human Services Leadership Conference

"Jane is a highly intelligent, insightful and effective facilitator, whom I have had the opportunity to work with several times for executive and team sessions.
Her content is dynamic, and her expert ability to read her audience to draw learning outcomes set her apart as a facilitator and speaker.
I recommend to any organisation looking to achieve positive group outcomes.

Shelley Poten : Regional General Manager FCMFlight Centre Group

You were Awesome - the training was excellent.

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