Duty to Promote Gender Equality

“Don’t judge me by what I am, but by who I am” Building organisational awareness is key to gaining employee buy-in, support and engagement with proposed actions to address intersectional gender inequality. Organisations should use a multipronged approach via executives and senior leaders, employee-wide engagement, and through the voices of employees with intersectional attributes. Examples... Continue Reading →

This Is Her Life

Finding the woman within - Michelle Sheppard In this episode of <<This Is Her Life>>, we hear the raw and real story of Michelle Sheppard. Michelle has traversed the world of transitioning as all trans women do. Loving parent/ intelligent/ trans/ beautiful/ true to self. Just some of the words I’d use to describe Michelle,... Continue Reading →

“Happy Trans Awareness Week”

Transgender Awareness Week 2021 Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash I use that blog title with sarcasm because when it comes to Transgender Awareness Week there is nothing “happy” about it. I have woken up to private messages from people this week who I personally know who do see themselves as allies, and truly they are allies and... Continue Reading →

Fitted for Work – improving career opportunities for transgender women

Fitted for Work - improving career opportunities for transgender women [Vision: Fitted for Workshop showing clothing, shoes and accessories] Martin Foley - Minister for Equality It’s a real pleasure to be joined by so many people who have at their heart a commitment to make sure that transgender diverse and non-binary women have the opportunity... Continue Reading →

ENTREPRENEURS TO WATCH IN AUS. LGBTI COMMUNITY

Michelle Sheppard (LGBTI Jobs) STAFF WRITERS — MAY 5, 2017 Experiencing struggles within employment as a trans woman played a large role in Michelle’s decision to establish LGBTI Jobs. Coming from a 20-year strong corporate background she found that after ‘coming out’ as trans she wasn’t taken as seriously. “People were coming out with rather... Continue Reading →

ANZ Excellence in business – LGBTI Jobs

“If you said to me three years ago when I came out, when I was nearly homeless and I couldn’t find a job except manual labour that I’d be up here I wouldn’t believe it.“ Michelle Sheppard said as she accepted the award, “We’ve started a business that helps anybody who’s in the LGBTI Community. We go... Continue Reading →

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