Ventures LeadHers Staff Day

14 September 2021

Ventures GCI Space

Supporting emerging female leaders in the university to reach their potential. 

During the one-day program, you will network and learn from women leading in their fields and explore the common challenges professional female leaders face in their careers. 

The Ventures LeadHers Staff Day has been designed specially to foster a tighter network of female UQ professionals.

You'll be a part of a community of UQ staff that lift each other beyond the program and support each other through peer mentoring.

Open to all female-identifying staff at UQ. 

The Ventures LeadHers Staff Day is now fully booked.

Email the Ventures team to join our waitlist

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What to expect

At the end of this program, participants can expect to have: 

  • increased self-awareness and reflection skills 
  • gained knowledge and learned how to unpack professional challenges using design thinking methodologies
  • increased your understanding of the elements undermining confidence 
  • obtained a set of tools to support and overcome confidence-related challenges 
  • networked and learnt from leading female guest speakers


  • 8.30-9am Arrive

    9-10.30am LeadHers Stories: Overcoming Professional Challenges
    Hear from two inspirational UQ female leaders followed by Q&A.

    10.30-11am Morning Tea Break 

    11am-12.30pm LeadHers Professional Challenge Workshop 
    In groups you will be lead through the design thinking process to tackle common professional challenges in leadership and confidence. Each group will have a mentor to support the group throughout the workshop.  

    12.30-1.15pm Lunch break 
    Participants will be provided a 45-minute lunch break to connect with fellow staff.

    1.15-1.35pm Financial Literacy Mini Session
    UniSuper will deliver a session on empowering women through financial confidence and leadership.

    1.35-2.45pm Overcoming Professional Challenges Workshop 
    In groups, you will create solutions to your professional challenge identified in the previous workshop and will again use the design thinking process.

    12.45-3.30pm Debrief
    Each mentor will work with their LeadHers group to debrief on the learnings and processes.  

    3.30-4pm End-of-day Celebration
    Participants encouraged to stay for the end-of-day networking session. 

Have a question?

For more information about the LeadHers Staff Day, contact the Ventures team