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VIP Dinner – October 5:
Shemara Wikramanayake, CEO of Macquarie Group, and Todd Sears, Founder & CEO of Out Leadership, co-hosted a VIP Dinner to discuss of LGBTQ+ the future of LGBTQ+ equality.
Talent Landscape Lunch – October 6:
HSBC and Out Leadership co-hosted a lunch focused on the latest developments on LGBTQ+ equality in the region and within participating member firms. Attendees also heard from extraordinary leaders Dawn-Emsen Hough, Director of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, and Antony Shaw, CEO of HSBC Australia.
OutNEXT Salon – October 6:
In collaboration with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Out Leadership’s OutNEXT Salon was held to prepare emerging OutLEADERS for senior leadership roles. These young professionals had the opportunity to hear from an outstanding panel that included Dawn Emsen-Hough, Director of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, Jared Heath, Partner at Corrs, and Todd Sears.
OutWOMEN+ Breakfast – October 7:
In collaboration with Macquarie Group’s Rosalind Coffey, Head of People, Culture, and Client Experience, Out Leadership put on an incredible event for those who identify as LGBTQ+ women or non-binary to discuss their intersectional identities, and network intergenerationally. Attendees were given the opportunity to listen to a panel of incredible leaders including Anna Brown of Equality Australia, Kenya Simon of Out Leadership, Kate Wickett of Sydney WorldPride, Peta Friend of Transgender Pride Alliance, Rosalind Coffey of Macquarie, and Tanya Matthewson of Amazon Web Services.
CEO Dinner – October 10:
Corrina Davison, Managing Director of American Express Australia & New Zealand, and Out Leadership’s Todd Sears invited regional CEOs to a special dinner to discuss the future of LGBTQ+ equality in Australia.
OutQUORUM Dinner – October 11:
Rob Adams, CEO and Managing Director of Perpetual, and Out Leadership’s Todd Sears, co-hosted a private roundtable dinner for CEOs to discuss the future of board-level LGBTQ+ equality in Australia.