SHE Leads High

2018 Conference

Connecting the Dots: Explore your way through STEM and Leadership

Held on Friday 1st June 2018 | Bonython Hall, The University of Adelaide

The SHE Leads High Conference is for young women in years 10-12 at high school. A fantastic investment in the leadership development of young women at government and independent schools, it is South Australia’s only leadership conference for young women, designed to inspire pathways for future success.


Photos from the 2018 Conference can be viewed here

Featuring a range of guest speakers, panel and break-out sessions, the conference has been described by former attendees as:

‘The SHE Leads High conference was a great opportunity to hear some stories and learn something new/different about women in leadership and their experience’

‘Great inspirational day – GO WOMEN’

‘Powerful role models. Opens your eyes to new ideas and future pathways’

‘That it was very inspiring and all of the speakers had a point. I would highly recommend going to the conference if they had a chance’

‘A united open space to share ideas and thoughts about the future specifically for women’

The 2018 Conference provided participants with an opportunity to hear from a wide range of women who have explored their leadership opportunities within a STEM related field. With speakers ranging from Scientists, Doctors, Engineers, Coding Programmers, Project Managers and young leaders, the conference was a great opportunity to connect STEM with leadership.


2018 Conference Program

Click here to download a copy of the 2018 SHE Leads High Conference program.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ella MacIntyre – Product Manager, Mighty Kingdom

WORKSHOP 1: Do you want to build an online game? Let’s go through all the steps it takes to build a game (no coding in this workshop but heaps of other stuff) Presented by Mighty Kingdom

WORKSHOP 2: Do you want to build an online game? Let’s get coding – Presented by Mighty Kingdom

WORKSHOP 3: Careers in STEM. Three leading female scientists from The University of Adelaide will go through their expertise in their field and let you know what career options there are for women in these fields – Presented by Professor Rachel Burton, Dr Claudia Szabo & Dr Fiona Kerr

WORKSHOP 4: Connecting the dots in Leadership – Presented by Lisa Gascoigne, Lisa Warner, Clare Peterson and Shahleena Martin

PANEL DISCUSSION: What did a female Doctor, Engineer, Scientist, Robotics enthusiast and Urban Planner say…. hear from five young inspiring women who have found their niche in the world of STEM.


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If you would like to be a sponsor of the SHE Leads High Conference, and support young women on their leadership journey, please see our  Sponsorship Prospectus

Check out photos from 2017 SHE Leads High Conference held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

To find out more contact the YWCA Adelaide office on 8203 9400 or email