Ventures LeadHers Staff Day

10 February 2022

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. 

Please note: February Staff LeadHers Day is at capacity.
Expressions of interest are open for 13 September 2022.

Submit expression of interest

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What to expect

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

  • increased self-awareness and reflection skills 
  • 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 Communicating with confidence workshop
    In groups move through exercises to identify and overcome communication challenges that you face in the workplace.

    12.30-1.15pm Lunch break 
    Participants will be provided a 45-minute lunch break to connect with fellow staff. You will also have the opportunity to connect with Ventures and UniSuper representatives. 

    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 Self-leadership workshop
    Explore self-leadership and the importance of being your own boss, kindly. 

  • 12.45-3.30pm Debrief
    Discuss and share your key learnings from the day. 

    3.30-4pm End-of-day Celebration
    Participants are 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