Monday 30th November

AWEI 2015 Employer of the Year, PwC will provide insight into some of their award winning initiatives and practices here in Australia. PwC are the only organisation to have been awarded Employer of the Year twice in the Australian Workplace Equality Index since its inception in 2010.

Fern Ngai , Chief Executive Officer of Community Business based in Hong Kong, will share the journey of launching Asia’s first LGBT Index. From early partnership with Pride in Diversity to the announcement of Hong Kong’s Top 10 Employers for LGBT Inclusion in May this year, Fern will share how the launch of the Hong Kong LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index 2015 has captured the attention of the media and corporate world and is driving positive change for LGBT inclusion in Hong Kong.

Meaningful work is good for our mental health and wellbeing. Workplaces keep us connected, protect our mental health and aid recovery from mental health problems. They can also be places where people face discrimination and other negative experiences. Georgie Harman, CEO of beyondblue, will share research in relation to how workplaces can affect the mental health of LGBTI Australians as well as sharing her own personal reflections.

Delegates to choose one of the below sessions.

SESSION 1: LGBTI Inclusion 101, Pride in Diversity
SESSION 2: Creating LGBTI Impact and Relevance, The Australian National University and CSIRO
SESSION 3: When Sexuality and Religion Collide, Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI)
SESSION 4: Diversity of Consciousness, Black Rainbow

Delegates to choose one of the below sessions.

SESSION 5: Delivering an Ally Network within a University: Reflections on a 15-Year Journey, UWA
SESSION 6: LBTQ Women in the Workplace – An Awareness Session, Pride in Diversity
SESSION 7: Where Business and Community Connect , Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA)
SESSION 8: Bringing the construction sector into LGBTI view: a Lendlease facilitated workshop investigating ways to activate LGBTI inclusion on construction sites, Lendlease

Delegates to choose one of the below sessions.

SESSION 9: From Grass Roots to GAYTMs- How to Achieve Genuine Workplace Inclusion, ANZ
SESSION 10: Being an ‘LGBTIQ Employer of Choice’ for Students and Young Professionals, Out for Australia
SESSION 11: How Connected Can You Be? Maximise Your Network’s Reach and Effectiveness Through Internal Partnering and Collaboration, HSBC Australia
SESSION 12: Small Steps to Greater Inclusion, Key Assets

Delegates to choose one of the below sessions.
SESSION 13: Industry Focus: LGBTI Inclusion & The Law, Pride in Diversity
SESSION 14: LGBTI Domestic and Family Violence and at the Key Issues and the Impacts on People in the Workplace, DVA NSW
SESSION 15: Creating Safer More Inclusive Schools for Same Sex Attracted, Gender Diverse and Intersex Children, Safe Schools Coalition NSW, Family Planning NSW
SESSION 16: Bisexual Inclusion Focus Group, Pride in Diversity