A core thought leadership program. This practical and relevant course brings together diverse groups of senior executive and high-potential women to explore contemporary leadership concepts in an environment of mutual learning, networking and leadership development.

A 2 day program with the added benefit of individual coaching, one of the key objectives of this program is the ability to talk and reflect on specific challenges within a supportive environment.

The impact is the ability to return to the workplace with increased confidence and support


Perspectives on Leadership for Women is two full day programs and two individual coaching sessions which occur over 30 days, giving participants time to apply and be coached on their learning.

– Day 1 (28th April)

Session 1: Leading Self

Gain perspectives on your own thinking in ways that will help you get more of what you want at work. Learn from research on what sustains women in the workplace. Explore your authentic leadership style and how to bring your whole self to work by mastering your story, strengthening self-awareness, building networks, and showing your strengths.

– Individual Coaching Session 1

– Day 2 (2nd June)

Session 2: Leading Others

Reflect on your progress since session one and use this to understand what creates and sustains change in both yourself and others. Learn how to build effective teams and understand how to sustain resilience in yourself and others throughout your career.

– Individual Coaching Session 2

Each program is limited to 16 places, so please register early to secure your place. Download our brochure to learn more.

To register your interest for this event and receive an invoice, please email your information to: info@smgrp.com.au

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Virginia Mansell

Virginia Mansell

Program Sponsor

The Leadership Academy by Stephenson Mansell Group (SMG) began in 2016. SMG is one of Australia’s most established executive development firms. We have coached, mentored and facilitated programs for thousands of participants who, in turn, have returned to their organisations to lead in new ways. The Leadership Academy allows us to bring these programs to public forums.

At SMG, we believe that by developing leadership strength in our clients, we enable leaders to create a ripple effect of positive change for their teams, clients, business and community. Our commitment is to provide high quality services supported by evidence from organisational and behavioural sciences in order to ensure that our impact goes beyond programmatic approaches and actually creates sustained results.

Janet Horton



Janet has over 20 years of leadership, business development and management experience, including 10 years in senior leadership positions. Her industry experience spans across IT, financial services, government, education and SME and includes work in Australia, the US and across Asia. She also started and ran her own organisational change consultancy for five years.

More recently, she has served as Executive Coach and Senior Facilitator to senior and high potential women for Women and Leadership Australia – an organisation dedicated to supporting a higher representation of women throughout the Australian workforce and broader community.

Janet has a Master’s degree in Organisational Coaching from Sydney University and is an active member of the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Association

What our clients say:

“A really enjoyable and enlightening program with a group of like-minded women. A great balance of presentations and interactive activities helpful in furthering my leadership journey.” – CEO – Energy

“Thank you for what was an incredible course. The content, information and message for me has been truly thought provoking and challenging and it is already impacting how I lead.” – EGM – Banking and Finance

“Thanks so much for leading us through this journey. I got a lot out of the course and am already applying the take-aways.” – GM, Health and Wellbeing


Each program is limited to 16 places, so please register early to secure your place.

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