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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.

NAWO has identified Five Key Learning Priorities that are critical for women’s engagement and success in operations and all of NAWO’s events and programs are aligned to one or more of these priorities:

  1. Adaptive + Courageous Leadership
  2. Building + Leading Diverse Teams
  3. Business + Technical Acumen
  4. Influence + Negotiation
  5. Maximising your Effectiveness

They are also 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 uses a curriculum based approach

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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:

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

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ChangeUp – the essential leadership and wellbeing program for senior executives.

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

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Leading Out Loud – a masterclass for women in leadership, designed to support you to step in, speak up and stand out.

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The Leadership Workout – Unlock your super powers with Strengths Based Leadership

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Metrics that Matter – Every number tells a story. And your ability to tell that story could make, or break, your career.

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Unleash the Power of Diversity – This masterclass will equip you with a toolkit to take action!

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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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‘Project i’ Graduate internships

Partner with NAWO and PATH4 Graduates on a journey that is attracting more female graduates to operational careers and establishing a strong talent pipeline for the future…

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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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Final Call: Last Chance to Register for Scholarships Women across the country have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in an accredited #leadership development program. @WLASocial

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