The 2nd Public Sector LGBTQIA+ Leadership & Allyship Summit


Two Day Hybrid Conference
30 & 21 May 2023


Following a sold-out summit in Canberra, The Hatchery is thrilled to be hosting our 2nd Public Sector LGBTQIA+ Leadership & Allyship Summit in Melbourne | Naarm & online.

Join fellow members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community from across the public sector to hear tales and words of advice from LGBTQIA+ leaders, and take home inspiration and strategies to take your career to the next level. The summit provides current and emerging public sector LGBTQIA+ leaders and allies with an open, safe and engaging space to come together, and share advice & lessons learned to ensure that the public sector of tomorrow is truly one of equity, diversity and genuine inclusion.

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Benefits of Attending:

  • Gain wisdom and real-world advice from senior LGBTQIA+ leaders on how they have forged their careers
  • Take a deep diveinto the challenges and opportunities inherent to intersectionality and authenticity in leadership
  • Discover what real, actionable and impactful allyship looks like in practice
  • Understand what challenges still exist for the LGBTQIA+ community in our public sector, and what the path forward looks like

Hear from Key Speakers:

  • Courtney Act (she/her) | Drag Icon, Artist, Singer and LGBTQIA+ Advocate
  • Magda Szubanski AO (she/her) | National treasure, actress, author, singer, LGBTQIA+ icon
  • The Hon. Harriet Shing (she/her) | Minister for Equality, Parliament of Victoria
  • Leigh Jones (he/him) | Commissioner, Fair Work Commission
  • Joe Ball (they/them) | Chief Executive Officer, Switchboard Victoria
  • Neil Paterson APM (he/him) | Deputy Commissioner, Capability Portfolio, Victoria Police
  • Todd Fernando (he/him) | Proud Kalarie man & Victorian Commissioner for LGBTQIA+ Communities
  • Sandy Pitcher (she/her) | Chief Executive, Department of Human Services South Australia
  • 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’ at checkout and save $100 off your conference registration.