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 and 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. 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.
Leigh will take the stage across Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney as she reveals what she’s learned in 30 years at the frontline of journalism about human nature, life and leadership from the women she’s met along the way.
Join us for a delicious breakfast, an inspiring keynote and a good time in a city near you.