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Courageously Leading the Way – Women, Success & The Future

This engaging workshop explores the future of accounting and the role women can play in courageously shaping an inclusive, diverse profession where success and leadership opportunities are available to all. It is a positive, inspiring workshop that finishes with a panel discussion by leading CA ANZ women.

The practical workshop includes:

  • Part 1 (Now and The Future) where you explore the future of the profession by discussing trends and forecasts in three key areas. You will then engage in a robust discussion about the future of careers, profession and clients with a focus on the opportunities, risks, strengths and skillsets this presents.
  • Part 2 (Building and Growing) where you learn practical ways to build self-confidence and belief, grow the skillsets you will need in the future and explore how to be more open and inclusive to different ways of working and thinking. You end this session with a networking skills activity.
  • Part 3 (Courageous Leadership Skills) where you discover insights into your personal leadership style and practical ways to become a better, more courageous leader.
  • Finish with a Panel Discussion where you gain insights into the strategies of successful women and explore positive ways we can all contribute to helping women succeed in the future.


On successful completion of this virtual workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the trends affecting the future of the profession and the opportunities this presents
  2. Implement practical strategies to build self-belief and confidence
  3. Identify your personal leadership style
  4. Implement practical strategies to become a more courageous leader
  5. Share insights for success from a panel of inspirational women


The benefits of attending this workshop include the opportunity to meet and hear from other inspirational women in the profession, insights into your personal leadership style and practical strategies for growing self-confidence, belief, networking and leadership skills to improve your opportunities for promotion and to help other women do the same.

Dates of this Virtual Classroom are Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 August 2021

This Virtual Classroom is run as 2 x 1/2 day live webinars (12:00pm - 3:30pm each day)

Day 1 | Tuesday 24 August 2021 - 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Now and The Future

An overview of the current situation for women in the profession, a look at trends shaping the future, a crystal ball gaze into what the future might look like for the profession, the risks and opportunities it brings with it and the skills you will need to thrive.


1.30pm – 1.45pm Break

1.45pm – 3.30pm

Building and Growing

We are facing a unique opportunity for growing and advancing women in the profession … a wave of retiring professionals, a rapidly changing world and different perspectives on what workplaces look like. Explore ways we can build belief, confidence and skillsets to take advantage of these opportunities. Explore ways we can be more open and inclusive to different ways of working and thinking to improve opportunities for all. This session ends with a networking skills activity.


Day 2 | Wednesday 25 August 2021 - 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Courageous Leadership Skills

Explore courageous leadership skills, discover insights into your personal leadership style and learn practical ways to become a better, more courageous leader as you shape the future for yourself and those who are coming after.


2.00pm – 2.15pm Break


2.15pm – 3.30pm

Panel Discussion

Gain insights into the strategies of successful women and explore positive ways we can all contribute to helping women succeed in the future


Master Results Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, Master Ericsonian Hypnosis Petris has held positions as a tax law professional, lecturer, chief financial officer, senior trainer, consultant, external author and director. Petris has worked in the accounting field for many years doing things such as the tax division of one of the world’s largest accounting firms, advising on educational programs for CPA Australia, writing one of the modules for the CA program, key noting tax conferences around Australia, contribution to the Master Taxation Guide, the Master Financial Planning Guide, the Master Superannuation Guide and the Federal Tax Reporter. Petris has presented a range of technical and soft skills workshops for the major accounting professional bodies in Australia, Law Societies and the Taxation Institute. She was also involved in reviewing the initial taxation module for the Financial Planning qualifications. Petris has qualifications in business, law, coaching, performance consulting and hypnosis. She has been on panels, committees and boards for a number of professional and sporting bodies. She has consulted to industry, government and the non-profit sector. Petris has also published several books and hundreds of papers. Programs by Petris Lapis have featured in magazines, professional journals and online publications for a wide variety of industries.



Rhondalynn Korolak is the founder of businest® and Make the SHIFT™. Businest® was selected as The App You Should Be Using at Accountex in 2016 and was also named one of the Top 10 apps in 2016 by Intuit QuickBooks. Dashboards only diagnose financial pain... businest® fixes it. Rhondalynn practiced as a lawyer and chartered accountant with PWC in Calgary, Alberta, and she is also a business coach, clinical hypnotherapist, Master of NLP, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and expert on business improvement. She has distilled the secrets to success that she learned working with some of the world’s most successful brands, and produced a simple step-by-step process that you can apply in your accounting practice to attract more high-value customers, close more sales, and boost the bottom line and cash flow. Rhondalynn is the author of Pricing Value, Implementing Pricing Value, On the Shoulders of Giants, Financial Foreplay, Sales Seduction, and the Make The SHIFT™ advisory services training model. Rhondalynn can help you put strategies in place to grow your practice and ensure that your clients would never think of going elsewhere.


Topic: Business Mindset, Future Focused, People & Leadership

Sub-Topic: Leadership, Personal Effectiveness, Risk Management, Strategies for Success

Format: Virtual Classroom

Proficiency Level: All

CPD: Upto 6.5 hours