LGBTIQA+ Leadership Summit 2022

LGBTIQA+ Leadership Summit 2022

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Why this event

The first and only event leadership event for LGBTIQ+ Leadership! It’s Time to Empower LGBTIQ+ Leaders Across Australia!

LGBTIQ+ rights have come a long way in the last 20 years. We now enjoy a much greater understanding of non-normative gender identities, biased language has been stamped out and we enjoy a broad emphasis on inclusion.

And yet, being a part of the LGBTIQ+ community still impedes your career!

A 2020 McKinsey report identified that LGBTIQ+ staff is more likely to encounter microaggressions, experience sexual harassment (especially women), and become disengaged within their organisation due to “onlyness”.

Despite the overwhelming ethical and financial business case for LGBTIQ+ inclusion, it simply hasn’t happened. It is reported too often that LGBTIQ+ staff is excluded from the promotion, are overlooked by superiors, and concerns regarding their gender and sexual orientation are dismissed.

LGBTIQ+ leaders have a strong legacy of driving positive change – even in the most difficult circumstances. In the 2020s, an era of the socially aware and responsible consumer, large organisations cannot afford to merely provide lip service to LGBTIQ+ inclusion.

 

What can be done?

We can come together to share our ideas, to share our stories, to listen to those that have trodden the path before us, and take inspiration from those who break barriers and move the bar, each and every day.

The LGBTIQ+ Leadership Summit offers the perspectives, advice, and knowledge of LGBTIQ+ individuals that have made it to the top. Join me at the event that is part inspiration, part education, and all inclusion. The focus is to empower you to believe in your authentic self, put your hand up for opportunities and take your seat at the leadership table.

You will learn what it took for our most senior LGBTIQ executives to flourish, where they stumbled, encountered discrimination and bias, and overcame hurdles. But, most importantly, you’ll take away what they learned along the way so you can put that in your leadership kitbag and thrive.

The summit features inspiring keynotes, career-focused case studies, cutting panel discussions and interactive workshops from impressive, inspirational LGITQ+ executives.

Exclusive 2022 Keynote Sessions From:

Hamish McDonald
Award winning Australian journalist, current The Sunday Project host and ABC Radio National Regular
Network 10
Julie Bale
CIO
Energy Australia
Daniel Kowalski
Gold Medalist
Olympic
Andrew Barr
Chief Minister
ACT Government
Greg Keith
Chief Executive Officer
Grant Thornton

Agenda

Pre-Conference Workshops | 23nd August 2022

Conference Day One | 24th August 2022

Conference Day Two | 25th August 2022

Post-Conference Workshops | 26nd August 2022

Benefits of Attending

  • Create Mentally Healthy Workplaces where Everyone Thrives
  • Learn to lead in high stress environments
  • Mentor, sponsor and foster female talent within your organisation
  • Blaze a trail that chatters ceilings
  • Seize the opportunities throughout your career to achieve your goals
  • Harness the strength and resilience to come out on top
  • Take away the unique leadership experiences from women of colour
  • Develop your executive management toolkit and roadmap

Who Should Attend

  • C-suite including CEO
  • EGM, GM, MD of all functional areas
  • Middle Managers
  • Directorship and Board
  • Head of Strategy, Marketing, HR and Operations
  • Aspiring female leaders off all levels of government and the public service
  • Deputy Secretary & Assistant Secretaries

Speaker Line-up for 2022:

Feyi Akindoyeni
Partner, Office Head
SEC Newgate Australia
Julie Bale
CIO
Energy Australia
Hamish McDonald
Award winning Australian journalist, current The Sunday Project host and ABC Radio National Regular
Network 10
Daniel Kowalski
Gold Medalist
Olympic
Andrew Barr
Chief Minister
ACT Government
Greg Keith
Chief Executive Officer
Grant Thornton
Christopher Schiavello
NSW State Manager,
Schiavello Construction
Manda Hatter
Head of Operations and Founder & Chair ABC Pride
Australian Broadcasting Commission
Kate Wickett
CEO
Sydney WorldPride
Professor Tracy Smart AO
Air Vice-Marshal (ret’d), Professor, Military and Aerospace Medicine
Australian National University
Skipp Williamson
Managing Director
Partners in Performance
Luke Pellegrini
Chief of Sport and Teams
Australian Olympic Committee
Ben Bjarnesen
Regional Coordinator, LGBTIQ Coordination Program
Queensland Police
David Anthony
Partner
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Michael McKee
Partner
Norton Rose Fullbright
Bonnie Loft
Acting Senior Sergeant, Senior Project Officer, Gender Equality & Inclusion Department
Victoria Police
Gaye Morris
Partner People & Culture Leader, Pacific
Mercer
Sophie Curtis
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Lead
Macquarie university
Louise Adams
Chief Operating Officer
Aurecon - AFR Most Innovative Companies

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Testimonial From Our 2019 Women In Public Sector Leadership Summit

  • Department of Human Services

“Very interesting with a diverse selection of speakers”

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

“Fantastic day. So many good insights and I am taking away so much from this. I feel confident walking back to my workspace.”

  • Sunshine Coast Council

“Overall a great experience and phenomenal presenters. It is refreshing to attend a conference with so many varying presenters!”

  • SA Health

“I have already emailed my boss to say that this is the best conference I have been to. The range of speakers and experience is fantastic. I have pages of note and have written down reminders of where my focus needs to be. Thank you.”

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

“It was great. A fantastic line up of strong confident successful women that were all engaging.”

  • Department of Defence

“Excellent day. Fantastic insights, each speech was valuable to listen to.”

  • NDIA

“Very insightful with very different perspectives. A lot to take away.”