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 →

“You’re Dad but you’re a girl”

Transitioning as a transparent. Melbourne mum Michelle Sheppard speaks openly about the highs and lows of her gender transition, what she’s learned, and how her daughters have been invaluable in helping her through https://www.offspringmagazine.com.au/parenting/youre-dad-but-youre-a-girl-transitioning-as-a-trans-parent/ Offspring Magazine is Australia’s largest gloss & digital parenting magazine with more than 270,000 readers “You’re Dad but you’re a girl”:... 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 →

Patience and respect in AFL talks key to progress for trans footballers Michelle Sheppard

When working with the AFL, it is important to understand what you’re dealing with. There is 122 years of culture in a country whose identity has been shaped by organised sport, binary male-female environments with a lot of uncertainty and very little education on LGBTIQ+ lived experiences. When I migrated to Australia 16 years ago... Continue Reading →

IWD2018: how safe spaces create inclusion for all women

Jemma Wight Production Editor, bluenotes To celebrate International Women’s Day, all week bluenotes will be guest edited by respected journalist and author Catherine Fox. We’ll be publishing content on women, their experience in the workplace and the future of equality. We hope you enjoy it. Creating women-only spaces is important but we need to be... Continue Reading →

The Change Agenda

  Founded by Anna Millers & Elizabeth Murphy WHO WE ARE The Change Agenda was formed by two passionate individuals who saw a significant gap between conversation and the action required by organisations to drive real and positive change around Diversity and Inclusion. We are specialists in facilitating change for Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We... Continue Reading →

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