LGBTIQA+ Leadership Summit 2024

LGBTIQA+ Leadership Summit 2024


LGBTIQA+ Leadership Summit 2024

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It’s Time to Empower LGBTIQA+ Leaders Across Australia!

LGBTIQA+ rights have come a long way in the last 20 years.

And yet, identifying as part of the LGBTIQA+ community is still a career impediment.

LGBTIQA+ staff are more likely to encounter microaggressions, experience sexual harassment (especially women) and become disenfranchised within their organisation. Despite the overwhelming ethical and financial business case for inclusion, we simply aren’t there yet. Too often do we hear that LGBTIQA+ staff are excluded from promotion, are overlooked by superiors, and concerns regarding gender and sexual-orientation are dismissed.

LGBTIQA+ 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, organisations cannot afford to merely provide lip service to LGBTIQA+ 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. LGBTIQ+ Leadership Summit offers the perspectives, advice, and knowledge from LGBTIQA+ leaders that have made it to the top. Join us at an 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 LGBTIQA+ 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.

It’s your time to take your place at the leadership table. It’s your time to take advantage of the momentum for change sweeping workplaces across Australia. It’s your time to be heard, listened to, and respected.


Pre-Conference Workshop | September 16

Conference Day One | September 17

Conference Day Two | September 18

Post-Conference Workshops | September 19

Benefits of Attending

  • Create mentally healthy workplaces where everyone thrives
  • Seize the opportunities throughout your career to achieve your goals
  • Attain the confidence to call out bigotry and unwelcome commentary
  • Hear stories of authenticity and feel confident in harnessing your own authentic self at work
  • Learn how give your best self to your team
  • Enable a safe space for all colleagues to be themselves
  • Overcome your inner imposter that thinks your sexuality will hold you back

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Management, CEOs & MDs
  • HR, Diversity, Indigenous, Equality & Talent Development
  • Procurement, Supply Chain & Advisors
  • Education, Education Management and Coordinators
  • Government departments across all levels
  • Any professional within the LGBTIQA+ Community
  • Operations directors and Project Managers
  • Community engagement

Highlights from the 2022 LGBTIQA+ Leadership Summit

Your Incredible Speaker Line-Up

Rhys Nicholson
Multi-award winning Australian stand-up, writer, podcaster, Australian comedy legend
LGBTIQ+ rights advocate
Todd McKenney
Actor, Singer
Dancer Australian Performing Legend
Fran Kelly
Radio Presenter
Political Correspondent & Current Affairs Journalistic Legend
Ellia Green
NRL and Rugby Sevens player
Olympic Medallist
Virginia Briggs
CEO and Managing Partner
Dame Inga Beale
Former CEO
Lloyd’s of London
Neil Paterson APM
Deputy Commissioner Capability Portfolio
Victoria Police
Tony Briffa
Hobsons Bay City Council
Professor Jackie Leach Scully
Professor of Bioethics (human and animal), Special Education and Disability
University of New South Wales
Liam Buckley
Chief Audit Executive
Bank of Queensland
Stephen Rue
Chief Executive Officer
Brad Cooper
Former CEO, BT Strategic Advisor
Westpac Group
Nicolas Parkhill AM
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Bidwell
National Director
Pride in Law
Frank Costigan (He/Him)
Managing Director, SafetyCulture Care & Former Managing Director
QBE Insurance

Event Partners

Testimonial From Our LGBTIQA+ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2022

  • Colin Biggers & Paisley

Great practical advice with tips that many people could use and champion.

  • Opera Australia

Great to see a CEO being vulnerable and supportive!

  • Australian Financial Security Authority

Great practical advice with tips that many people could use and champion.

  • Department of Regional NSW

enthusiastic and well intentioned

  • Wellington Girls’ College

Really useful info Easy to listen to. Great ideas

  • Callaghan College Waratah

Truly engaging & fascinating experiences & perspectives.