Ask about Sharon Warburton
Key Points
  • Sharon Warburton is 2014 WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year, 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Mentor of the Year and 2015 Finalist, Westpac AFR 100 Women of Influence.
  • She is Non-Executive Director for Wesfarmers Limited, Worley Limited, and Gold Road Resources, and a part-time member of the Takeovers Panel.
  • Sharon is also a Board Director for Perth Children's Hospital Foundation.
Topics
  • Yes you can
    • Digging deep when times are tough.
    • Learning from my little girl’s cancer journey.
  • Succeeding in industries dominated by males
    From the bush to the boardroom.
  • Diversity
    How to navigate a cross-cultural minefield.
  • The power of mentoring
    Put on your steel heels.
  • Networking
    How Sharon grew a killer support network.
  • Smashing glass ceilings
    Sharon's road to a non-executive director career.
  • Empowering women
    The future is here... apparently.
Testimonials

I had the pleasure of hearing Sharon speak at an event recently. The focus of her address was development and mentoring amongst women managers and executives. Sharon is a generous and engaging speaker who willingly shared her own experiences and strategies to assist women in forming their personal strategies for advancing in business. Sharon’s warm and humorous style captured the audience attention and encouraged many questions which Sharon answered openly and sincerely. The feedback we received from the audience was outstanding and we look forward to having Sharon address our staff, students and Alumni at future events.
Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor
Curtin Business School
Curtin University

Sharon was meticulously prepared for the presentation but did not present as rehearsed. Her experiences came across as candid and authentic, which made for a very engaging presentation. Sharon's presentation was thought provoking as well as being highly entertaining. Sharon was very happy to take the questions that her presentation generated and the content and style of the presentation generated discussion and encouraged others to share their own experiences. Sharon's commitment to progressing female involvement in industries such as construction and mining is inspirational and her energy is remarkable! The feedback we received was outstanding. For example, a senior female corporate counsel commented: Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The Momentum event was the best yet. Sharon is truly remarkable. Her candour is incredibly refreshing and her work is truly inspiring.
Clayton Utz

Sharon is an inspiring speaker. Her experiences are diverse across a number of sectors and provide many useful insights for audiences.
Murdoch

Sharon brought a wealth of experience from her career in the mining and construction industries, both in Australia and in the Middle East; as well as her unique insight into time management, work-life balance, and the potential to give back to the community. Sharon’s experiences, knowledge and attitude in both the business world, and in her personal life, leave those who have witnessed her presentation inspired to do more to ensure a balance between professional and personal, and to look at ways in which they are able to make a difference to others.
Regional Manager WA
Chartered Accountants

Sharon Warburton was exceptional - she was clever, inspiring, humorous and practical.  She inspired us to be courageous trailblazers through sharing her unique stories and own learning. I know the impact of her presentation has left a remarkable imprint in all our the attendees of our event. She is a very impressive speaker.
Alyceum

We have received much positive feedback about you, especially how passionate and down to earth you came across. They were appreciative that you took the time to walk around and talk with guests individually. 
Operations support
Broker Business, Australian Business Division

Thank you for being part of our International Women’s Day Celebration. I have had lots of great feedback about your talk. People were really interested to hear your story and in awe of what you have achieved. Thank you once again, I admire the amount of time you give back to the industries you work in especially to the growing leaders, both male and female.
Site Support
Newmont Mining Corporation

Thanks so much for taking the time and returning to the hallowed boardroom of KPMG. And whilst your commentary sounded spontaneous, I know that you would have given your messaging considerable thought. You have an excellent story to tell and you are generous to share it with others.
Markets
KPMG

We appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to share your insights, knowledge and passion with ourselves, our colleagues, and our clients. We have had a lot of great feedback from the attendees, with talk of making these events more regular. We look forward for more opportunities for you to join us again and focus on an aspect of D&I that you’d still like to share, or join us for a workshop. Thanks again for your advice, the committee will be working hard to make these points known, and implemented, across the business.
APAC Industrial