Lessons learned & lessons shared

In conjunction with CEOs for Gender Equity (CGE), we hosted a keynote presentation – Lessons Learned & Lessons Shared – on February 8th.

The networking evening followed the commencement of our second Entry to the C-Suite® program, and included an in-depth panel discussion on the practical ways CEOs are making a difference, sharing what’s working and what’s not working.

Moderated by CGE’s Executive Director, Tania Cecconi, the panel consisted of –

Bruce Williamson, MD Australia & NZ, Spencer Stuart
Michael McNulty, Office Managing Partner, Deloitte WA
Graham Kerr, CEO, South32
Gail McGowan, Director General, Department of Planning, Land and Heritage

Terry Agnew, Group CEO of RAC Pty Ltd opened the discussion, and Chris Sutherland, Managing Director of Programmed Maintenance, concluded with his own insights.

Discussions from our panellist Bruce Williamson on Spencer Stuart’s point of view paper “Solving the Disappearing Women Problem”, highlighted that beyond the strong advocacy required by the CEO, an assessment and data-driven approach that minimises the bias and assumptions about culture and suitability is necessary.

It was a great success, and feedback and discussions from the event delivered some valuable insights and contributions from guests across numerous industry sectors – all amongst canapés, networking and the RAC’s generosity.

If you would like to read more about the recent Spencer Stuart research, see the links below.

Link: Solving the Disappearing Women Problem 

Link: How to Think About Assessing Leaders

“Accurately predicting which executives will succeed in a senior leadership role and which will not is critical, but challenging for most organisations.”

‘How to Think About Assessing Leaders’ by Spencer Stuart