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Women in Local Government Conference 2023

Dates: Wed 8 and Thurs 9 March 2023

Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane - 23 Leichardt Street, Spring Hill Q 4000  Conference Times: 08.30am - 4.00pm

Networking Event: Wed 8 March from 4.00-6.00pm

Registration: Council Officer Early Bird $990 per person (closes on 3 Feb) / Council Officer Standard $1200 per person.  These rates include tea breaks and lunch on Wed and Thurs and the Networking Event on Wed. 

Member benefits:  LGMA Queensland Members who attend this event receive a discount off their membership fees for the next financial year.

Council Subscribers: Buy one get one free!  When purchasing one (1) Early Bird Registration, Council can access one (1) complimentary registration to the WILG Conference – subject to availability. Terms: Excludes CEO’s, limit of one complimentary registration per Council.  Please complete this form and scan to

Call us now on 3174 5006 to check eligibility!

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane - Deluxe Rooms (Twin or Queen) are available from $167 per room per night OR from $187 including one breakfast OR $207 including two breakfasts.  Book directly with the Hotel and mention you are attending the LGMA Queensland WILG Conference. 

Phone: 07 3831 4055 or Email:

Car Parking: $15.00 per day for all delegates (up to 10 hours) and $32.00 (10-24 hours)

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In 2023 the Women in Local Government Conference is back.  And this year, it is all about taking back your control. 

The events of the past 3 years have made many of us feel as if we are going through the motions; reacting to ever-changing circumstances and unable to get on top of things.  Plenty of plans have been put on hold: plans for rest and relaxation, plans for self-development, plans to work towards promotion, plans to put ourselves out there.

In 2023 we say, “Enough!”

We will take the break we need to refresh, we will do that course or get that mentor, we will develop a plan, update that LinkedIn profile and get out there to network, grow and learn.  The Women in Local Government, Empowered Conference is just the place to kick start that revitalised approach.  Join like-minded local government officers, hear from others from across different sectors, get guidance, share ideas and get motivated to make the moves you have been longing to make.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

Keynote Presenters

 Monica Bradley

Monica is a communicator with exceptional strategy and technology investment experience. She is a sought-after media commentator, speaker and facilitator who advocates for inclusion in all its forms.

Monica helps organisations transform and thrive in the innovation economy by designing business models that are anchored in purpose, enabled by technology, inclusive by design and centred around problems aligned to the SDG’s.

Monica returned to Australia in 2012 after impressive careers in the USA and Middle East and she has a genuine ambition to help grow globally significant ventures from Australia. She has developed an impressive portfolio of non-executive directorships, advisory roles and venture capital investment.

Her exceptional ability to engage people with her compelling fresh approach, transforms executives’ mind-sets. She is an articulate communicator with a dynamic personal style, effective influencing skills, affable personality, and healthy sense of humour. Her well-honed strategic and analytical skills, coupled with her ability to build rapport quickly, mean Monica is a highly effective mentor, advisor, director, investor, leader, and chair.

  Janette Comish

Janette Comish is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, MC, educator, and award-winning author. She is well acclaimed in the business world for her passion, her integrity, her sense of humour, and her ability to simplify difficult concepts into language that is easy to comprehend.

As a professional speaker, Janette has been called to speak at conferences throughout Australia, where she imparts her own unique flair and optimistic themes. Participants depart energised, driven, and inspired.

Janette began her career as a schoolteacher but quickly realised that her strengths lay in business and presenting. Since then, she has held positions such as global marketing manager for a major hotel chain, executive director of the Northern Territory National Heart Foundation, and postgraduate lecturer in business and marketing at Central Queensland University.

Janette is able to infuse her presentations with vitality and relevancy by drawing from her rich and varied job experiences.  Her vibrant and energetic personality will inspire any audience.  Janette will make a difference to any audience with her motivational and business presentations.


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