Short courses

Gravitas is the secret weapon of women who lead.

Gathering in the heart of Sydney is a group of women who are learning more about one of the most important lessons in the world: the secrets to building their gravitas.

Women want to go to Harvard, INSEAD and Wharton to learn about leadership, but when they need to know how to lead, they send their application to us.

Why? Because The Gravitas Lab offers the only short courses that teach women everything they need to lead, yet teaches nothing about leadership theory.

I founded The Gravitas Lab because if I don’t show you the things that are not being taught in business school, who will?

And I want you to know that gravitas is the secret weapon of women who lead.

The woman with gravitas is the one you want to be with and around. They know what to say and when to say it and rarely have any awkward moments. They fit in while standing out. Those with gravitas deal with the weighty issues and have the ability to be seen as a person of authority who engages and influences others while holding their own in difficult or unprecedented situations.

Gravitas is a learned behaviour and I know all the secrets and much more about building gravitas. After all, I have walked in your shoes and have spent many decades building my own gravitas.

At The Gravitas Lab we are all about sharing our knowledge and helping women to become the obvious choice for the next step in their career, and the next, and the next.

The Gravitas Lab short courses and workshops

  • Gravitas Secrets – What Women Need to Know to Build their Gravitas
  • Building a Knock-Out Self Brand
  • Unlocking the Secrets to Hidden Jobs and Networks Where You Work
  • Financial Empowerment for Women – How to be the CFO of Your Life
  • Identify, Champion and Mentor High Potential Women (for men)


Invaluable for me. Has helped reset what I need to do and given me the guidance needed.


Look at your career through a different prism with other great and interesting women from diverse backgrounds, in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. It’s a bit like being re-energised with purpose.


I enjoyed the program because it was a small group which felt very comfortable. Amanda is very genuine about wanting to help other women succeed, and very open and sharing of her own experiences. 


I would recommend this program to anyone who is on the director journey but cannot work out how to differentiate themselves from the competition. It has also helped me determine what type of role would suit me.


Women don’t do networking well and often feel it is a task that must be endured. This teaches how to make it natural and not pushy. 


It actually changes the way you think about your approach. Yes, we’re at a point in our career where experience is a given but how do we apply it to other careers and how do we change the discussion about how it is applied.


Opportunity to gain a new perspective, learn new skills, think differently and of course networking in practice. 


Learning from an impressive woman … content was highly relevant and delivered in an engaging way.


Small group learning … with high credibility.