Take action. Say no to homogenous panels. Be an upstander for diversity.
All too often we’re seeing the same line up of speakers and panelists at conference and events (oh hello status quo). Whether you’re an event organiser, speaker, individual, organisation, sponsors or a venue host – by signing this pledge, you are saying enough is enough.
This diversity pledge shows you are committed to making sure every event has balanced representation –not only because it leads to better conversations and thinking but also because it’s the right thing to do.
Signatories – People who have pledged for better events.
Elisa Choy, Strategic Data Central
Strategic Data Central is an active advocate for promoting diversity in thinking through data and storytelling.
Karen Chaston, Live Love By Design
As a speaker I believe it’s time for more diverse events with up and coming speakers in the lineup.
Valerie Naidoo, Wallstreet coaching foundation
I deeply care about diversity and inclusion and believe this must be represented everywhere we go.
Jega Ponnambalam, Caltex
Kannu Gupta, Westpac
I support diversity and inclusion and this pledge is long overdue. Great to see someone is formally putting this together.
Andrea Kirby, The Recruitment Events Co. Australia
Rebecca Wessels, Ochre Dawn
Julie Delaforce, JD Social Media
Equality is important to me personally and as a business person. Everyone deserves equity of rights, access & treatment.
Because for too long it’s been acceptable for organisations to not include diverse speakers. It’s also been okay for speakers to be complicit in this. It’s time that a true representation of the diverse voices and stories of our country are heard.
Anneline Padayachee, The Food and Nutrition Doctor
We’re all in this together, so we should represent all of us as best as possible.
Diversity brings collective wisdom. Diversity of thought and behaviour brings great possibility.
Samantha Leith, Samantha Leith International Pty Ltd
Sha Nayagar, Boost IT
We say YES to diversity and inclusion and want to attend more conferences & events with balanced representation
Mel Wojtas, Hive Village Project
Tracey Gillis-Sinclair, Wisdom to Wellness
Because I believe every person has the right to share the truth of their passions and beliefs!
Cissy Ma, APAC Women's Mentoring Circle
Take action to increase the diversity of the speaking circle.
Karen Curran, The Heart of Us
Clare Edwards, BrainSmart
Because diversity, inclusion, belonging and equality MATTERS.
Athena Savvas, My Gap Year Travel & Meet Her
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