The LG Professionals SA Women’s Network Conference is a popular annual event for local government women at all levels, from all job roles, from both the indoor and outdoor workforce. Each year, the conference program is designed to build confidence, inspire delegates and connect women with their local government peers, to support personal and professional development goals.
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The 2023 Women's Network Conference will be held on Friday 3 November 2023 in the Panorama Ballroom at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
2021 - 11th Annual Women's Network Conference 'Grow & Thrive'
After missing out on holding the Women’s Network Conference in 2020, I can’t say how relieved and excited we were to hold the annual Women’s Network Conference in person on 5 November at the National Wine Centre. This year’s theme ‘Grow & Thrive’ was an opportunity to reflect on the past year, make sense of it and identify the growth opportunities, pushing through adversity and being brave with the unknown.
The conference was attended by 245 amazing women from our sector across 17 metro and 20 regional Councils. We were just one short of our all-time Women’s Conference record.
We were fortunate enough to have Deb Richardson come out of her ‘gap’ year to join us on the day as Emcee, she did such a great job. We also had a fantastic line up of speakers on the day, Dr Gemma Munro who spoke to us about ‘making brave choices in the midst of change’, Kerryn Page showing us all how to grow our brand and thrive on LinkedIn, Samantha Young about ‘aspiring women’, and who can forget Dorinda Hafner, she had all the attendees up on their feet and in stitches laughing whilst sharing her story. I was also extremely honoured to have the opportunity to share my story with my colleagues, definitely taking the vulnerability and bravery to the next level.
Thank you to the four amazing women from our sector, Deb Larwood (District Council of Kimba), Hayley Ashworth (City of Mitcham), Jodi Roberts (City of Victor Harbor) and Erin Findley (Town of Gawler, soon to be City of Playford) who accepted the challenge to join us on our panel session to share their stories, experiences and advice.
The day would not have been possible without our wonderful committee members and the amazing team at LG Professionals SA, without their support we would not have been able to deliver such a great conference.
Lastly thank you to our Council’s for supporting the development of their staff to attend the day.
In keeping with the theme of the conference, I leave you with “take every challenge as an opportunity to grow and thrive”.
Thuyen Vi-Alternetti, Chair, Women's Network Committee
Download the 2021 Women's Network Conference Program