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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:
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:
Proud Event Partners
Pride in Law is a national association of lawyers, academics, and other legal professionals dedicated to enhancing the lives of the LGBTIQ+ community. It is a professional not-for-profit LGBTIQ+ legal networking association aimed at connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and trans, intersex, queer, and questioning members of the legal community and their allies.
Australia’s first and only independent legal networking association designed to bring together the LGBTIQ+ legal profession across multiple disciplines. With a goal to promote a positive working atmosphere that is ‘Law Focused, Pride Inspired’. Pride in Law is an essential resource for all legal professionals seeking to embrace their LGBTIQ+ community.
The Equality Project is a for-impact LGBTIQ+ charity. Our mission is to create spaces for LGBTIQ+ communities, organisations, advocates, and allies to work together, build bridges, and speak with a common voice, through national and regional conferences and training events.
We want to facilitate a conversation about LGBTIQ+ rights that becomes a critical part of modern Australian discourse about what kind of society we want to be. We don’t have all the answers, but we are creating a space to ask the questions.
Archer Magazine is an award-winning print publication about sexuality, gender, and identity. The digital and print publication curates narratives from diverse and intersectional perspectives often left out of mainstream media.
Founded in Melbourne, Australia by journalist Amy Middleton, with a focus on lesser-heard voices and the uniqueness of our experiences. The magazine is published twice yearly and sold in 11 countries, reaching over 2.2 million views since launching in 2013.
The Equality Project is a for-impact LGBTIQA+ charity. Our mission is to create spaces for LGBTIQA+ communities, organisations, advocates, and allies to work together, build bridges, and speak with a common voice, through national and regional conferences and training events.
We want to facilitate a conversation about LGBTIQA+ rights that becomes a critical part of modern Australian discourse about what kind of society we want to be. We don’t have all the answers, but we are creating a space to ask the questions.
Testimonial From Our 2019 Women In Public Sector Leadership Summit
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