About Women Leading Now

Women Leading Now is a two-day virtually-delivered program, offering the chance to step out of the day-to-day to learn, share and reset.

  • Re-energise your own leadership and the ways you motivate others.
  • Practical strategies and tools for adapting your leadership in these challenging times.
  • Share leadership experience with other women from a diverse range of sectors and roles.

The COVID era has raised new challenges and opportunities for women leaders and has added a layer of complexity to existing challenges too. Like: How do we back ourselves better and how do we be more confident in our own ways of leading? And how do we do that remotely – while navigating the blurred lines between work and home life?

Explore new perspectives and new approaches to your leadership. Build strategies and skills to lead change now and for the future that you will help create.

Who Should Enrol

  • For experienced, mid to senior female leaders

Program Outcomes

  • Increase your self-awareness, understand your own leadership strengths and places for growth
  • Be equipped to overcome self-limiting beliefs, ‘imposter’ syndrome behaviours and build personal resilience
  • Learn tools and techniques to improve your presence, persuasiveness and connection with others in a virtual environment
  • Hone your abilities to influence, mobilise and energise others – including your contribution to systemic change
  • Understand women’s leadership through a gender lens
  • Gain a diverse, supportive network of female peers from various sectors and roles

Program Inclusions

  • Practical introduction to an adaptive leadership approach
  • Strength-based leadership tool – VIA Character Strengths psychometric
  • Coaching workshop – ‘Voice, presence and connection for leading in virtual environments’
  • Stories of hope and confidence – female leaders sharing personal and professional insights
  • Networking, collaboration and sharing with other women leaders
  • A gift to share on your evening get-together

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Program Dates

Welcome EveningDay 1Day 2
20 November23 November24 November


Early birdNFP Standard
2020 (includes GST)$2,490$2,490$2,790

*excludes credit card processing fee

  • Early bird enrolments close: Friday 16 October 2020
  • Standard enrolments close: Friday 30 October 2020

Program details are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Please view our terms and conditions which includes information about our cancellation policy.

Funded places

Leadership Victoria is delighted to be working in partnership with the Victorian Rural Women’s Network to offer four funded places for the Women Leading Now program 2020. View criteria and application process.

Applications for 2021 close in less than two weeks (Wed 30 September)

About Williamson

Williamson is a unique, immersive year long program designed to transform the way you think about your leadership purpose.

The program is built on the premise of experimentation. It will push you to continually challenge how and why you lead. It will expand the way you see the world and change the way you exercise leadership. You will engage unusual voices and learn to mobilise and empower others to do extraordinary things in your organisation and community. You will become adept at strategic analysis, systems thinking, sense making, and will critically examine the challenges and opportunities facing today’s leaders.

You will experience an enormous shift in the way you activate in your workplace, community and personal life.

Achieve impact in complex and rapidly changing environments, discover your leadership purpose and support your organisation and your community to perform better, and adapt and thrive in today’s world.

Who Should Apply

Williamson attracts people who are looking for something different in a learning experience. They are people who  

  • Are curious about how to make a bigger difference through exercising leadership and create a greater impact in their organisation and broader society.  
  • Have significant management experience (10+ years), or leadership experience in other areas of life 
  • Have a sense of their moral and ethical self, and want to contribute to a better world
  • To further enrich the learning each year, group participants span a range of fields, age groups, sectors and backgrounds

Program Outcomes

You will emerge from the experience with: 

  • A broader and deeper understanding of approaches to leadership and the themes sitting at the heart of societal challenges and issues.  
  • A greater sense of personal obligation to contributing to our society  
  • Increased confidence in exercising leadership 
  • Connecting with others more empathetically to engage more effectively in change 
  • To transform the way you think and act to be better equipped to operate in complex environments 

Program Inclusions

  • 4 multi day immersives – a Welcome at the start, Rural & Regional  immersive during the program and Commencement at the end – offer deep learning experiences 
  • 6 Theme Days designed to expose participants to new perspectives & experiences on themes at the heart of societal issues     
  • 6 Leadership Days designed to practice and explore leadership principles and competencies 
  • 2 Virtual provocation sessions during the year designed to create fresh insights on contemporary leadership  
  • 4 evening events to celebrate, challenge and engage  
  • Deep exploration of the Leadership Development Framework and unique participant profile, through small group debriefs to support development of meaning-making for leadership 

Program Dates

2021 Investment

Williamson fees are structured so that there is an organisational and an individual component. Program fee includes GST.

Standard NFP Individual Contribution
Williamson Intensive $21,175$17,930$2,057
Williamson Standard $16,049$13,750$2,057

Williamson Intensive includes a 1:1 Harthill debrief, three coaching sessions and a follow up Harthill retest and debrief post program.

Participants can purchase additional coaching sessions during the year.

Program details are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Please view our terms and conditions which includes information about our cancellation policy.