Australian Women in DC | A Conversation on Modern Leadership with Dr Kirstin Ferguson AM | 8 April 2024

Australian Women in DC


Australian Women in DC (AWDC) is a forum built on the camaraderie and partnership of Australians and Americans to create and strengthen professional and social networks, showcase the diversity and strength of women’s contribution and leadership, with particular highlights on Australian’s contributions, investment and presence in Washington DC.


We operate on a not for profit basis with a volunteer Organizing Committee of DC based Australian female leaders. We are supported through the American Australian Association and we work in collaboration with the Australian Embassy.


Globally recognized thought leader, best-selling author, leadership guru, Kirstin Ferguson headlines our next Australian Women in DC event.

A Conversation on Modern Leadership with Dr Kirstin Ferguson AM

Event Information


Dr Kirstin Ferguson on findings from her research in her best selling book Head and Heart – The Art of Modern Leadership. Kirstin is one of the world’s recognized leadership experts. She recently won the globally prestigious Thinkers50 Distinguished Award for Leadership. An author, columnist, company director and former business leader who began her career in the Royal Australian Air Force, Kirstin writes a weekly column on leadership in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, has a PhD in leadership and culture and is an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology Business School. Kirstin was appointed Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to business and gender equality.




5:30 PM Registration, Networking Drinks with Aussie-style hors d’oeuvres

6:00 PM Program


Event Commencement, Welcome & Introduction

Co-Host – Nerida King


Keynote Speaker & Discussion Panel

Dr Kirstin Ferguson AM spent fifteen years as a board chair and company director, sitting on a wide range of private company, large publicly listed and government boards. These roles also included an appointment by the Australian Prime Minister as Acting Chair and Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Kirstin’s executive career included roles as CEO of a global consulting firm, and a senior executive at a leading corporate law firm.


Closing Remarks, Thanks & Information on Future AWDC events

Co-Host – Dr Rebecca Johnson AM


7:30 PM Networking Drinks with Aussie-style hors d’oeuvres


8:00 PM Event close

Date & Time


Monday, April 8th, 2024


5:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Program begins at 6:00 PM



Thu 4 April 2024

Spaces are limited. RSVP essential.



The Embassy of Australia

(The Julia Gillard Room)

1601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,

Washington DC 20036

Photo ID required

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