Two Day Hybrid Summit
Inspiring, celebrating and supporting our community of communities
Conference Date
14 - 15 February 2023
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Be inspired, be informed, be equipped, be allied

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.

What should you expect from this summit?

• The first ever summit for LGBTQIA+ leaders and allies in the public sector
• In depth seminars with practical toolkits to help you build trust and influence positive culture change at all levels
• Interactive group networking sessions with peers from across the sector who face the same challenges as you
Senior leaders from the community uniting with allies to create better public sector organisations

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

Group discounts:

• 5+ save 10%
• 9+ save 15%
• 12+ save 20%

Why do you need to attend this summit?

  • 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
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Key Speakers

Magda Szubanski AO (she/her)
National treasure, actress, author, singer
Todd Fernando (he/him)
Proud Kalarie man &
Victorian Commissioner for LGBTQIA+ Communities
Jim Betts (he/him)
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
SQNLDR Catherine Humphries (she/her)
First woman and one of the first transgender individuals to take on a combat role in the RAAF
Royal Australian Air Force

What People Are Saying

  • “Attendance at this summit blew away my expectations. The quality of guest speakers was outstanding. I loved taking away little gems of knowledge from each speaker. I highly recommend attending this summit.”

    Public Servant, Department of Defence
    Women in Defence Summit, May 2022
  • “The summit has honestly changed my life. I know that sounds quite cliche, but I feel I found so much insight in the two days that I had been searching for years to find. I have a new sense of confidence, empowerment and inspiration that I am going to take into both my personal and professional life.”

    Public Servant, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
    Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit, July 2022
  • “An amazing and excellent showcase of the much needed change required to grow our world and workplaces to be inclusive and productive now and in the future.”

    Public Servant, Department of Home Affairs
    Women in STEM Leadership Summit, September 2022
  • “Listening to all the speakers and how they honestly and openly described their journeys to get where they are now was very stimulating and has inspired me to continue to move forward in my career.”

    Public Servant, Services Australia
    Public Sector Women in Human & Social Services Leadership Summit, May 2022

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