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

The 4th Annual National EA Leadership Summit Melbourne   

Workshop: 16 March 2021 | Conference: 17 March 2021 | Location: Melbourne CBD 
The role of an executive assistant is rapidly evolving in our current climate. EAs are now expected to operate as “hybrid multi-takers” within their organisation and are encouraged to take on more responsibilities.  
As you move away from a supporting role, how equipped are you to take the next step to become a strategic partner to your executive and organisation? 
Following the success of our National EA Leadership roadshow across Asia Pacific in 2020, we are bringing our National EA Leadership Summit to Melbourne from 16-17 March 2021. Now in its 4th year, we have once again brought together high-performing executive assistants from different industries to reveal how they are embracing their newfound responsibilities with confidence. Join us in March to gain practical advice from experienced EAs on how you can step up to the challenge and adapt to working in a dynamic business environment.  

You will acquire the proven skills you need to flourish in your role such as:  
  • Evolving from an executive assistant into a strategic partner – how to broaden and deepen your existing skillset to remain relevant? How to align yourself to your organisation’s business strategy? 
  • Developing a winning leadership mentality – how are you growing your influence and using your voice to be an asset to your team?  
  • Building your influence and developing your network – how are you cultivating and building your own brand? 
  • Advancing your career – how to accelerate your progression and shift your EA/PA career? 
Register now for the National EA Leadership Summit and learn to navigate your career with confidence, purpose and clarity. Hear from the most successful executive assistants from organisations including Australian Trade & Investment Commission, Westpac Group, Guide Dogs Victoria, AMP New Zealand and more! Be inspired to take the next step in your personal and professional development. 
The conference is co-located with our Annual Women in Leadership Summit Melbourne and will share plenary keynote sessions.  

Featured Speakers

Dimitra Zographos

Executive Manager

The EA Circle

Carol Pito

Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer, Chair

AMP New Zealand & tribNZ

Dr Niki Vincent

Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner

Tania de Jong AM

Chief Executive Officer

Creative Universe, Member of 100 Women of Influence, Member of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs

Lisa Alexander

Former Head Coach

Australian Diamonds National Women’s Netball Team

Anu Krishnan



Ann Dougan

Lead Executive Assistant

Lord Mayor's Office

Nikki Doolan

Executive Assistant to Deputy CEO

Australian Trade & Investment Commission

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  • Be inspired and empowered to take charge in today’s disruptive environment – Victorian Gender Equality Commissioner, CEO of Creative Universe, and Former Head Coach of the Australian Diamonds National Women’s Netball Team.  
  • NEW for 2021: Gain insight into a positive and dynamic EA/Exec relationship with the Executive Assistant to the Deputy CEO of Australian Trade & Investment Commission as she brings her Executive to the discussion. 
  • Learn to shift your career with the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of AMP New Zealand and Chair of tribNZ – a global community of top-performing EA/PAs. 
  • Maximise your unique attributes with the Executive Manager of The EA Circle, an award-winning EA, and learn to exceed expectations and be recognised as an invaluable asset
  • Hone your communication skills to increase your influence across the organisation from the Lead Executive Assistant in the Lord Mayor’s Office.  
  • Looking to step into a higher-level strategic role? Hear from our panels of Rockstar Executive Assistants on how they did it and how you can accelerate your progression
  • Engage in our interactive roundtable discussions that are facilitated by top-notch executive assistants and receive immediate feedback on how to improve your interpersonal skills
  • Learn how the Executive Assistant to CEO and President of Victorian Farmers Federation adapted to a remote work environment and effectively supported her Executive. 


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


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The National EA Leadership Forum will be held on 16-17 March 2021 at:
The Events Centre at Collins Square
Level 5, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3008
Conference: Assembly 4-5
WorkShop: Assembly 3
T: +61 3 9252 7670
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