Speaker Bio

Leigh Sales
Guest Speaker

Leigh Sales

Author and Journalist
Leigh Sales AM is a multi award-winning author and journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and for twelve years, anchored the network's prime time current affairs program 7.30.
She has been the face of the ABC's major events coverage, including federal election and budget nights. She has interviewed every living Australian Prime Minister and innumerable world leaders and celebrities from Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair to Paul McCartney and Elton John.
Leigh has held numerous roles at the ABC, including as Washington Correspondent, and is a three-time winner of Australia's highest journalist prize, the Walkley Award. She's the author of four books, including the national bestseller Any Ordinary Day and most recently Well, Hello.
Leigh also co-hosts a wildly popular podcast with Annabel Crabb called Chat 10 Looks 3.
It attracts hundreds of thousands of downloads monthly and has an associated Facebook group with almost 40,000 members.
In 2018, Leigh was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to Journalism. She has a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of International Relations and was awarded Deakin University's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Tuesday, 13 September, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:45 PM AEST
Guest Keynote: Backing Yourself, Resilience and What 25 Years in Journalism Has Taught Me About Life

One of Australia's most respected journalists, Leigh Sales, will talk about some of the inspiring people she's met during her career and what they've taught her about leadership, overcoming self-doubt and seizing opportunity. She also explores the idea of resilience and what it really means in practice, when life can change suddenly and unexpectedly.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.