Friday 27th of September 2019


Highlights from 2018 available here

We are pleased to announce that Susan David, Ph.D.  one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist will be going us at the summit. Her new #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility based on the concept Harvard Business Review heralded as a Management Idea of the Year and winner of the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award, describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Susan’s TED Talk on the topic went viral with over 1 million views in its first week of release. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and guest on national radio and television. Named on the Thinkers50 global list of the top management thinkers, Susan is a sought-after keynote speaker and consultant, with clients that include the World Economic Forum, EY, United Nations, Google, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and many other national and multinational organizations. Her focus is on defining and executing effective strategy, especially in the areas of engagement, high-performance leadership, and culture change.

And Professor Cordelia Fine, who was awarded the Edinburgh Medal in 2018, a prestigious award that recognises scientists who have excelled in their field and contributed significantly to our understanding of humanity. She received the award for her work in challenging gender bias in science for her contributions to public debates about gender equality.

We will welcome many inspiring industry speakers, including Graham Kerr who has been Chief Executive Officer of South32 since October 2014. Graham believes that it is his role as a leader to drive the changes that need to be made to encourage, promote and advocate for women in South32 and the wider resources industry. As CEO of South32, he works to set the tone and tolerance from the top. He has put in place measurable objectives to ensure more balanced gender representations at all levels of the organisation and is actively tracking South32’s progress. Graham is an active member of Male Champions of Change and CEO’s for Gender Equity through which he has sought to influence others to drive change in their respective organisations.