Building networks & influence | Developing careers | Evolving into strategic partners

After the success of our launch event, we are bringing our 3rd Annual National EA Leadership Forum to Melbourne this December with a strong line-up of 22 speakers and 8 roundtable discussions, including pioneering female leaders, top-level executive assistants, and effective leadership consultants. The conference is co-located with our Women in Leadership Summit, and will share plenary keynote sessions and roundtable discussions. 

One of these sessions includes the exclusive leadership interview with Lee Lin Chin at the Women Leaders Institute Launch Party in Melbourne on day 1. 

Join us to learn practical, proven, and effective skills in: 

  • Evolving from an executive assistant into a strategic partner 
  • How to prepare for your journey above and beyond the traditional “EA” role 
  • Making a case for management to invest in your development 
  • Building the knowledge and confidence to make decisions on behalf of your executives 
  • Learn practical tools in how to develop mental resilience 
  • Creating your own personal branding and leveraging social media to further your career 
  • Improving your soft skills to remain relevant in an age of technological upheaval 
  • Building your influence and establishing boundaries within your organisation 
  • Developing your network and expanding your influence outside of your organisation 
  • Overcoming the perceived limitations of an executive assistant role 
  • Developing a leadership mentality 

Learn from the most successful executive assistants, participate in panel and roundtable discussions, build your network, and hear from inspirational female leaders with such organisations as World Vision, Victoria Police, Harcourts Group, GE Healthcare, Aurecon, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, The EA Circle, BeyondBlue, and the EA Institute. 

Featured Speakers

Georgia Ellis

Mindset Specialist

Leadership Strategy & Cultural Change Consultant, Blue Chip Minds

Claire Rogers


World Vision

Lisa Hardeman

Acting Assistant Commissioner

Victoria Police

Sadhana Smiles


Harcourts Group Victoria

Dimitra Zographos

Executive Manager

The EA Circle

Amanda Vinci

Founder & CEO

The EA Institute

Kath Moir

EA to the CEO

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Samantha Webb

EA to the CEO


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Endorsing Partner

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  • Executive Assistant 
  • Personal Assistants 
  • Executive/Support Officers 
  • Executive/Business Coordinators 
  • Office/Administrative Managers 
  • Chiefs of Staff 


  • In just one day out of the office, expand your network and learning by hearing from 22 influential speakers and participating in high-impact roundtable discussions  
  • Engage in our panel discussion with Target, Ticketmaster, Aurecon, and Pitney Bowes and learn how to evolve from an executive assistant into a strategic partner 
  • Discover rom the EA to the CEO of GE Healthcare on how to build your network and leverage social media to your advantage 
  • Hear from award-winning EA Dimitra Zographos from the EA Circle about her journey as an EA to where she is today as a leader and public speaker 
  • Develop your skill set to advance your career with our panel speakers from The Australian Red Cross Blood Service, The EA Circle, BeyondBlue, and The EA Institute 
  • Hear how World Vision is championing the advancement of women in leadership 
  • Learn from 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women inductee how to build a culture of acceptance and inclusion in the workplace 
  • Participate in your choice of 3 out of 8 interactive roundtable discussions held in conjunction with our Women in Leadership delegates 
  • Learn how the CEO of Harcourts Group Victoria is pushing boundaries, challenging stereotypes, and blazing new trails for women in leadership 
  • Meet other high-performing executive assistants during our speed networking session and facilitated table discussions


Team Discounts

Attend in a group and earn discounts




5%OFF 10%OFF 15%OFF


The conference will be held in a premium CBD Hotel. The venue will be released a month prior to the event.