05 Mar
390 Minutes
Free, bookings essential

Women in the Arts – Leadership Forum

International Women's Day

Western Sydney University’s Western Sydney Creative in partnership with Penrith Performing & Visual Arts present a leadership forum for women in the arts. The forum is open to emerging, mid to senior level women, trans, non binary and gender fluid women working in the arts to further develop their managerial and strategic skills and to explore new approaches to inclusive leadership that resonates with women.

The forum is being held in connection with International Women’s Day 2024 and the exhibition, Women (seen), which draws from Western Sydney University’s art collection and loans from artists or their estate. It celebrates 20 women artists connected to Western Sydney through work, study, family, or home.

The full day forum will include keynote speeches and panel discussions about leadership in the arts and the future of leadership, a hands-on opportunity to learn about different leadership styles as well as encouraging and supporting women to create new paradigms of leadership.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Penny Miles, Executive Officer, Senior Associate,

SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Jessica Oliveri, Co-Artistic Director, Urban Theatre Projects
Hannah Donnelly, Co-Artistic Director, Urban Theatre Projects
Tian Zhang, Co-Founder + Co-Director, Pari
Sandi Woo, Executive Producer, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance
Monica Davidson, Director and Doyenne, Creative Plus Business
Felicity Castagna, Writer, Teacher, Public Speaker and Lecturer in Creative Writing at Western Sydney University
Bina Bhattacharya, Writer, Director and Creative Producer – Youth and Emerging, PYT Fairfield
Sara Mansour, Lawyer, Writer and Co-Founder and Director, Bankstown Poetry Slam
With Lisa Finn Powell (Facilitator), Dolla Merrillees (Facilitator) and Augusta Supple (Emcee)

Stay tuned on our website and socials for more information on the speakers and panellists. Please note this event is held at Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University.

5 March 2024
10am – 4.30pm

PROGRAM
9.45am Arrival and registration

10am Welcome and housekeeping
Welcome to Country

10.10am – 10.45am Keynote: Penny Miles

10.45am – 10.55am Q&A

11am – 11.35am Panel 1 – Finding Your Voice
Facilitator: Lisa Finn Powell
Panellists: Bina Bhattacharya, Felicity Castagna, Sandi Woo, Lilian Nicol-Ford

11.30am – 11.45am Q&A

11.50am – 12.20pm Women (seen) exhibition tour guided by Margaret Hancock

12.20pm – 1pm Lunch

1.10pm – 3pm Keynote + Exercise / Workshop – Future of Work + Wellbeing led by Monica Davidson

3.05pm – 3.50pm Panel 2 – Future Leadership
Facilitator: Dolla Merrillees
Panellists: Jessica Oliveri, Hannah Donnelly, Tian Zhang

3.50pm – 4.20pm Reflection with poet-in-residence led by Sara Mansour

4.30pm Networking drinks

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