We would like to acknowledge and thank our wonderful 2021 sponsors, without whom we would not be able to do the work that we do.


The Star Entertainment Group is an ASX 100 listed company that owns and operates The Star Sydney, The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane. The Star welcomes over 18 million visitors each year (pre-COVID-19), with a portfolio of more than 60 bars and restaurants, 7 hotels and employs 8,000-plus team members across Australia.

Being accepted is something many people take for granted. But to members of the LGBTQIA+ community, acceptance can still feel like a daily struggle, especially in the workplace.

At The Star, we strive to make everybody feel safe and welcome. It’s why we’re proud to be 2021 platinum sponsor of the Pride in Practice for the second year running.

We recognise the important work of the conference and its dedication to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, sports organisations and health and human services sector.

We think it’s critically important to listen to minority and marginalised communities, and to understand their lived experience – inside and outside of the workplace. Once an organisation has this perspective, it can tailor its business operations and remove any direct or indirect barriers that may exist.

This year we’re proud to have been recognised as a silver employer in the 2021 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – the only hospitality group in Australia to do so.


For more than 110 years, IBM has helped change the way the world works through technology, and a belief that innovation comes from seeking out and inspiring collaboration.

Today, IBM is the global leader in business transformation through AI and open hybrid cloud, serving clients in more than 170 countries around the world. IBM is also one of the world’s most prolific corporate research organizations, with 28 consecutive years of patent leadership. Above all, guided by principles for trust and transparency and support for a more inclusive society, IBM is committed to being a responsible technology innovator.

At IBM, diversity is a business imperative, core to our culture, and we strive to create a culture of conscious inclusion and allyship where every IBMer is an upstander—standing up for justice, fighting against bias, and supporting every colleague to be themselves at work.

While IBM has a rich heritage in diversity and inclusion, we too are still learning and growing. Our progress requires improvement for where we want to be, as we aim to be the gold standard in good tech, leading positive change in the world.

Join us as we drive systemic, sustainable improvement for people in every community.


Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegiate and team based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

At Clifford Chance we see inclusion as a core value of the firm and also of the law. We understand that diversity and inclusion are good for our staff and their families, our firm and our clients, and society. We believe that to help achieve these values we have to be champions of, and campaigners for them across our firm, with our clients, and in the world.


Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres.

Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Locally, we have approx. 6,000 people across offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Auckland and Wellington.


The world of work is changing. Technology, globalisation, generational shifts and people’s expectations all shape the workplace of today.

At PwC Australia we foster an inclusive culture which embraces differences – one that allows us to live our values every day, be ourselves and to feel empowered to realise and discover our potential. Because we know that when people from different backgrounds and different points of view work together they create the greatest value – for our business, our clients and society.