Women in Public Sector Leadership 2021


Women in the public sector are diverse. They have varied leadership and career expectations and aspirations. Women need to feel empowered to own their career paths and discover who they are as leaders. This conference will display a diverse range of perspectives and experiences through a program of amazing and thoughtful speakers. Attendees will leave feeling inspired and empowered to identify opportunities within themselves and the workplace.   
 

Keynote Speaker

Tanya Hosch
Executive General Manager Inclusion and Social Policy
AFL 

Tanya Hosch is the first Indigenous person and second woman appointed to the AFL executive. She has held leadership roles in sport, the arts, culture, social justice and public policy.
 
One of the pre-eminent Indigenous leaders pursuing constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Nations people, Tanya’s principled leadership is transforming the AFL – advancing women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, gender-diverse Australians and the entire community.
 
Tanya championed the first Indigenous player statue of Nicky Winmar and instigated a review of anti-vilification policy within the code. She helped secure an apology for Adam Goodes from the AFL and delivered a new industry framework to help prevent racist treatment of players.
 
Tanya also helped found advocacy organisation The Indigenous Players Alliance. She drove a new respect and responsibility policy enabling women to seek redress for unacceptable behaviour, and a world-first gender diversity policy for a contact sport. In 2020, she drove a hugely successful social media campaign aimed at informing and protecting Indigenous communities from COVID-19.