Women in leadership: diversity and equity priorities

Women in leadership: diversity and equity priorities

Nov 16
CEDA's Women in Leadership series delivers leading thinking and thinkers, new insights and a forum for debate on a complex and critical economic development issue - equity and diversity.


Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Karina Carvalho, Presenter, ABC News

Event overview

At the final event in the 2016 series CEDA welcomes Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission.  At the beginning of her five-year tenure the Commissioner sets the agenda for the Commission’s work.

Organisations, businesses and communities have for some time had the tools to measure equity and gender diversity and the strategies to address imbalance.  Yet despite efforts and some improvement we still see inequality across a range of key measures and much work remains to be done.  What then are the next steps; what will the landscape of diversity and gender equity be in five years’ time; and what positive implications might improvement have on Australia’s competitiveness and productivity?

Gather your colleagues and guests and join CEDA’s senior audience of leaders from across sectors for the final event in the Queensland 2016 Women in Leadership series, the Commissioner’s insights into the future of gender equity and diversity in Australia and what it will take to get there.

Meet the keynote speaker

Kate Jenkins
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Recently appointed Commissioner Kate Jenkins identifies three immediate priorities; preventing violence against women and their children; securing women’s economic security; and advocating for greater diversity in decision making roles across our community. Kate is an experienced lawyer and in 2015 was recognised in the 100 Women of Influence Awards for her work in public policy.

Meet the moderator

Karina Carvalho
Presenter, ABC News

Born in Sri Lanka, Karina grew up in Perth and studied journalism at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Before joining ABC News in Queensland she worked in Perth and Sydney, the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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