Our womens leadership programs work because they are evidence-based, action-oriented and never fluffy. Our Founder has a PhD in performance psychology. Our CEO has a Masters in Organisational Psychology. We are proud research nerds who believe in continuous learning and development to ensure we are constantly delivering industry-leading programs that generate unparalleled results for organisations and individuals.
Inkling Women runs five acclaimed training programs for women and leaders. All programs can be offered in-house and tailored to your needs as an organisation. Speakeasy and Ignite are also run as public programs across Australia, allowing you to send individual women on an as-needs basis.
Hands Up is an online program; Elevate, Speakeasy, Ignite and Beyond Bias are in-person programs.
Want to see some of the amazing results these programs deliver?
just a handful of the clients we have WORKED WITH
If you would like to book a time with our team to discuss our in-house programs, please book in a discovery call below.
Know someone who might like to discuss our in house programs? Refer us on and we'll send them a copy of our white paper too.
If your current budget doesn’t allow for an in-house program – or you’d like to ‘try before you buy’ – you can send female employees to our public programs.
We run Ignite and Speakeasy with small groups of women around Australia, and the Hands Up program is run online.
Speaking at events
If you are looking for engaging, entertaining and expert speakers in women in leadership and gender diversity, our CEO, Founder and Coaches speak at events worldwide — to critical acclaim:
Dr Gemma Munro
Founder and Director
Gemma Munro is a sought-after speaker on the topics of gender equity and women’s leadership development. She specialises in helping women to move past limiting beliefs and negative self-talk and embrace discomfort, risk and exposure. With a PhD in performance psychology, she is also expert in helping organisations to understand and break through gender diversity barriers to create cultures in which both men and women can thrive.
CEO and Director
Sophie Hampel is tremendously sought after as a coach, facilitator and speaker because of her ability to challenge women to be their very best within a safe and warm environment. Having worked with thousands of women across Australia, she understands the challenges that women face and how to overcome them. As a registered psychologist with a Masters in Organisational Psychology, Sophie deeply understands how to enhance motivation, engagement and performance in work and life.
Senior Facilitator and Coach
Gemma Cunningham draws on her three biggest strengths – connecting, communicating and developing – to ensure participants experience outstanding outcomes that are delivered with passion and warmth. Women who work with Gemma say they felt inspired, engaged and supported by her. She actively encourages a growth mindset and challenges her participants to step out of their comfort zones. This, combined with her infectious bubbly and energetic nature, makes her sessions engaging and importantly, impactful.
Interested in having us speak at your event?
To see if we are a good match for your event, please contact Brylee McFarlane:
firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (0)403 626 161
“Partnering with the team from Inkling Women was the most FUN I’ve ever had at work! With women based in rural and remote areas, some working night shift, our challenge was to build a program that would reach everyone and connect them so they would have a strong network once they finished the program. We wanted this program to build the participants’ skills, confidence and resilience and provide the tools and resources to empower them to build the life and career they want.Together with Inkling Women, we designed a program combining short film, personal journal activities, intimate mentoring groups and a private online space for everyone to remain connected after the program. The Inkling team were amazing. It’s not often you meet a group of professionals who are so passionate and energised by what they do and driven to deliver.”
Sharon Carroll, Diversity & Inclusion Partner - Australia Post
“From the first meeting with Sophie and Gemma, I could tell that Inkling Women were passionate about making a difference in gender diversity and the professional and personal development of women leaders. In 2014 AGL witnessed the positive change in the women leaders that participated in our “Illuminate” program. Many of these participants successfully moved into more senior and larger leadership roles and today continue to deliver significant benefits to the organisation. In our most recent 2016 programs we have again witnessed this same positive change across the participants. The introduction of 2 specific programs has allowed us to provide valuable development for our high talent women leaders with targeted development for our senior women leaders.”
Karen Whittaker, Head of OD, Diversity & P&C Transformation - AGL
"Working with Inkling Women has not only been energising and exciting for our organisation, their solutions have directly impacted both our corporate challenges and grown the capability of our future women leaders. Their approach is open, flexible, honest and challenging. We easily worked through the needs of the organisation, identified the right solutions for our culture and allowed the program to grow through the feedback of the participants and the needs of the organisation at the time. Their ability to clarify what success meant for our organisation and the individuals they would be developing allowed us to monitor and review the success of the solutions we put in place. The results spoke for themselves. Every measurable had a significant improvement. The energy from the individuals the Inkling Team touches is infectious throughout the organisation and a true testament to the passion, professionalism and drive they bring to the table.”
Amy Hendry, Senior Manager, Employee Connectedness - Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Ignite - feedback and highlights
“Loved the feel of the 2 days, relaxed, great information and felt safe. Easy to listen to and understand. This has changed how I see myself and the direction I am heading in.”
“The Ignite workshop was simply amazing. I found clarity amidst my own insecurities as a new leader, and support from a group of women going through similar experiences. Being able to identify my strengths and work through exercises to apply these strengths as a group was an incredibly motivating experience.”
“This two day workshop was a fantastic experience for me and my group. I learned a lot about myself, but also about the other women from my company - some of whom I hadn't met before. It was wonderful to learn alongside my peers (and seniors!), and to build trust with one another. Thank you for a great workshop!”
“I absolutely loved Ignite. I have been to a similar program before, but this was a lot more intimate, deep and focused on improving ourselves before improving the business (although one comes with the other). The timing was great as well, as I was feeling very insecure when I started the program, and got out of there feeling a lot more like myself.”
Beyond Bias - feedback and highlights
Good discussion, well-informed by research covering meaty subjects with a high potential to add value.
The opportunity to reflect on my core values and where I’m at with them.
Discussing vulnerability and how it can be applied in the workplace, and how vulnerability can negate the blockers to whole hearted leadership.
Beyond Bias made me stop and think about the full breadth of leadership responsibilities and opportunities, appraising how well I do these and what I need to do better.
Discussion of how to show vulnerability in leadership
Group was fully engaged, insightful. Great learnings and lessons.
Informative, right amount of information, great pace, brilliant facilitation.
Open discussion about experiences across AGL.
We tend to focus on areas for development instead of leveraging our strengths, this has made me think about how I personally do this as well as help others to do this.