Public Sector LGBTQIA+ Leadership & Allyship Summit


Two Day Hybrid Conference
14 & 15 February 2023


The first ever summit for LGBTQIA+ leaders and allies in the public sector.

This summit is an opportunity to hear from LGBTQIA+ leaders about their learnings and advice for the next generation of LGBTIQA+ public sector leaders. It is a chance for allies to share how others can support team members on the path to leadership, and for organisations to discuss the challenges and barriers facing LGBTQIA+ leaders in the public sector and how to overcome them.

From showing up as your authentic self, to having challenging conversations, calling out bias and identifying opportunities to better support future LGBTQIA+ leaders, this summit is an open and safe space for all to come together and learn how we can make our organisations better places for everyone in them.

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Benefits of Attending:

  • Hear first hand accounts of courage and authenticity from senior LGBTQIA+ leaders
  • Discover powerful intersectional experiences as well as balancing culture with sexuality and gender identity
  • Gain real, candid advice from senior LGBTQIA+ allies and diversity experts on how you can better support this community in your organisation
  • Learn what challenges still face the LGBTQIA+ community in our public sector and what can be done to overcome them

Hear from Key Speakers:

  • Magda Szubanski AO (she/her) | National treasure, actress, author, singer, LGBTQIA+ icon
  • Todd Fernando (he/him) | Proud Kalarie man & Victorian Commissioner for LGBTQIA+ Communities
  • Jim Betts (he/him) | Secretary, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
  • SQNLDR Catherine Humphries (she/her) | First women and one of the first transgender individuals to take on a combat tole in the RAAF | Royal Australian Air Force
  • Senator Louise Pratt (she/her) | Senator for Western Australia, Australian Labor Party
  • Alex Greenwich (he/him) | Independent Member for Sydney, NSW Parliament
  • Mon Schafter (they/them) | Award-winning journalist, Content Lead, ABCQueer, Host of “Innies + Outies” Podcast
  • Plus many more!

Who will attend?

  • Current & emerging leaders who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Current and emerging leaders who identify as allies to the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Officer & Manager through to Director & SES
  • HR, Diversity & Capability Professionals & Leaders

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Use the code GOVCAREER and save $100 off your conference registration.