Lead and Influence: LGBTIQ+ Paving The Way

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

KPMG

3/100 Melville St

Hobart, TAS 7000

Australia

View Map

Event description

Description


Pride in Diversity’s Sapphire Initiative and Out For Australia would like to invite you to an exciting event highlighting the experiences and successes of LGBTIQ+ women in Tasmania, hosted by KPMG. This event will feature five Tasmanian women from different industries and experiences sharing their own leadership stories in a facilitated panel discussion style format. The aim of the event is to reflect on what leadership means and empower LGBTIQ+ women at all levels to harness their leadership potential.

Ginna Webster

Ginna has recently been appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Justice following a period as the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Communities Tasmania. Ginna has been a public servant all of her career – working in the Commonwealth and Tasmanian State Governments. Born and raised in Tasmania Ginna has also worked in Darwin, Sydney and Canberra. Ginna is passionate about leadership, particularly in the public sector. She is an Executive Fellow of the Australian New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG); graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program and Alumni of the ‘Cranlana’ Colloquium. Ginna is currently Chair of Jane Franklin Hall Council, a member of the Pinnacle Foundation Tasmanian Regional Committee and the Tasmanian representative for the ANZSOG Alumni Council.

Heather Hicks

Heather is a Partner with KPMG, leading the Audit, Assurance and Risk Consulting business in Tasmania. Heather is also Chair of Pride@KPMG Australia which, in 2019, has made significant progress with the launch of the inaugural ‘Leading with Pride’ leadership program for LGBTIQ+ leaders and progress with our ‘Pride for Women’ initiative. Outside of work, Heather and her wife Kate have their hands full with two young children enjoying travelling and time at the beach.

Jennie Gorringe

Jennie has worked extensively in the community sector in Tasmania and NSW in FDV, as well as working for many years as a community cultural development worker in Aboriginal organisations, and in local government in Tasmania. Jennie grew up in rural Tasmania and has been a practicing artist, arts administrator, activist and community development worker. Jennie managed the Moonah Arts Centre’s Arts and Cultural Program for twelve years where she coordinated over sixty arts and cultural programs a year. In 2003 Jennie was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for recognition of her work in community arts and cultural development. In 2017 Jennie was appointed as the Senior Training, Education and Development Officer for Equal Opportunity Tasmania, providing training on discrimination to private and public industries, community groups and schools around Tasmania.

Lucy O'Flaherty

Awarded Australian Institute of Management Not for Profit leader of the year in 2016 and Telstra Tasmania Business Woman of the year in 2019, Lucy is CEO of Glenview Community Services. Lucy has a passion and commitment for contributing back to the community through her workplace to gain better outcomes for business, the workforce and customers. Lucy has worked in a change management role for many years and has expertise in bringing large groups of people through significant cultural and operational change with success.

Lynn Jarvis

Dr Lynn Jarvis is the Chief Executive Officer for Working It Out, Tasmania’s diverse gender, sex and sexuality service and education provider. Lynn and has worked in a variety of management and executive level positions across government, adult and higher education and the not-for-profit sector, and while a born and bred Tasmanian, Lynn has also lived and work in Japan, Malaysia and Cambodia. A key theme of Lynn’s work is supporting those marginalized from opportunity to live full and inclusive lives in whatever way that means for them. Lynn lives with her wife and an assortment of chickens, paddy melons, native hens and other wildlife on a small property south of Hobart.



WHO CAN ATTEND?
This event is open and free to all LGBTIQ+ people and their allies in Tasmania. However, this event is to celebrate LGBTIQ+ women, so we encourage you to share this invite or bring with you any LGBTIQ+ women in your networks.

WHAT CAN I WEAR?
Whatever you feel comfortable in.

WHAT TO EXPECT
5.30pm Arrival and drinks
6.00pm Panel begins
7.15pm Drinks and canapes

WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS?

Out for Australia is a national not for profit that seeks to support and mentor aspiring LGBTIQ professionals. The CEO of Out for Australia, Emily Scott, currently lives in Tasmania with her partner. Out for Australia held their first Tasmania event in August called "Being LGBTIQ in the workplace" with the University of Tasmania Ally Network.

Pride in Diversity is Australia’s national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI inclusion. Sapphire is an initiative of Pride in Diversity that was developed to generate greater awareness of the unique challenges faced LGBTIQ+ women in the workplace. Our members in Tasmania include KPMG, Deloitte, ATO, CBA, Westpac, NAB, ANZ, Allianz, Department of Defence, Coles, Woolworths, The Law Society of Tasmania, etc.

This event follows on from our previous events: ‘Unleashing the power of mentoring for LGBTIQ+ Women’, run in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth, and ‘Lead and Influence: LGBTIQ+ Women Paving the Way’, run in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. We are so excited for this event to be here in Tassie.


Date and Time

Location

KPMG

3/100 Melville St

Hobart, TAS 7000

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved