I am a diversity and inclusion consultant, trainer and activist. I have worked across the private, public, not-for-profit and sports sectors where I have effected culture change by embedding diversity and inclusion principles within organisation policies and practices. I am passionate about changing the conversation around diversity by moving to an asset-based approach that recognises the value difference brings to organisations and communities.
I have created numerous diversity and inclusion resources and frameworks including:
Connecting the pieces
The inclusive service standards
Connecting through inclusive communication practices and
Building culturally inclusive social support groups.
I have been the Co-Convenor of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby for three years, successfully campaigning for improvements in LGBTIQ rights. In 2010 I successfully achieved a Master of Equality and Diversity from London Metropolitan University where my dissertation explored how questions of faith and sexual orientation figured in the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual Muslims.