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…”No one person has all the answers, nor the ability to come up with the answers in isolation all the time. A career is a marathon and like all athletes one needs a support crew.”

Kartini Oei, Transformation Manager – ANZ, BP Australia. Member, NAWO Mentoring Circle.


Exclusive to members, NAWO’s professional development programs are designed to nurture female potential and talent in order to fill the pool of women in senior leadership. These programs draw on the knowledge and skills of our extensive network of male and female industry leaders, as well as professional training providers, and are invaluable for accelerating the career potential of participants.

We have events and programs geared towards supporting women at each different stage of their career journey – whether they are a graduate embarking upon their career, or graduating to senior leadership in the operational sector or operational roles.

NAWO is ‘inspiration at work’.

Mentoring Circles

NAWO’s flagship mentoring program partners exceptional male and female leaders with small groups of high potential, mid-career women to guide them through a series of sessions designed to hone their leadership skills and readiness.  

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“NAWO Mentoring Circles offer a chance to gain insight from a diverse group of cross industry individuals who get the unique challenges of the operational sector.” – Kartini Oei, Transformation Manager – ANZ, BP Australia. Member, NAWO Mentoring Circle.

NAWO Endorsed Programs

NAWO is proud to collaborate with and endorse key subject matter experts. We have invested a great deal of time, effort and expertise in researching and trialing providers and programs to ensure they meet the needs of our members. We have also established collaborative partnerships with these organisations in order to secure special access for our members – whether it be in the form of member discounts or specifically tailored programs.

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“We have conversations every day – some run of the mill, some serious, some important, even life changing.  As leaders, the most powerful and valuable conversations are those that are robust – conversations that make a difference.” – Jennifer Elliott, Integrity & Values, provider of ‘Creating Unstoppable Teams’ senior leadership program

Professional Development Programs

NAWO offers a number of one day Professional Development Programs designed to equip female leaders with the skills and confidence to help accelerate their careers.

Communicating with Authority – Excel at public speaking. Engage your audience. Influence key stakeholders.

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Developing & Sustaining High Performance – The critical factor in career success AND the secret to health and happiness!

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Commercial Acumen? Game On! – A sophisticated business & finance simulation workshop that will have you managing the top level financials of a business for a day!

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Allowing others to have ‘YOUR’ way – Hone your negotiation and influencing skills to improve your performance and boost favorable outcomes.

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“Andrea provides fantastic insight into the subtle ways we naturally undermine our authority. The strategies she presents to overcome these were immediately helpful”  – 2016 Communicating with Authority participant

Troy Roderick is an Executive Ambassador for Catalyst Australia and has specialised in Diversity & Inclusion for over 20 years. Check out his top tips for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. #nawo #nawo_australia #women #mining #inspirationatwork #diversity #catalyst

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