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Brisbane Women in Tax Lunch

Monday, 14 October 2019 - 11:30 AM to
Monday, 14 October 2019 - 2:00 PM
Stamford Plaza, 39 Edward Street, Brisbane, QLD Australia
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Registration Time: 11:30:00 AM

Member Price: $135.00

Non Member Price: $155.00

CPD hours:2.00

Healthy, wealthy and wise – the role of D&I in driving a culture of high performance and wellbeing

The Tax Institute’s Women in Tax Network and its Queensland Women’s Tax Collective proudly introduce the next Women in Tax ‘Inspiring Leaders’ lunch, with our honoured guest speaker, Julie McKay.

With over 10 years of experience in diversity and inclusion (D&I), Julie is passionate about impacting important societal agendas in Australia and globally. She is recognised as one of Australia’s leading advocates for the social and economic empowerment of women and has previously served as Executive Director of UN Women Australia and as the first Gender Advisor to the Chief of the Australian Defence Force. She is currently the Chief D&I Officer for PwC Australia, leading their internal D&I strategy and working with clients to disrupt cultural and systemic barriers across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.

While D&I is often associated with unconscious bias and targets, organisations are increasingly recognising the links between D&I, mental health and wellbeing and performance. Positioning these as a strategic priority is critical for organisations looking to create more engaged, connected and productive workforces.

Hear Julie’s insights about:

  • D&I as a key driver of culture, performance and mental health and wellbeing
  • The importance of inclusive leadership in affecting change
  • Where organisations should start to create impact and measure success

About the presenter

Julie McKay is a partner and the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at PwC, with responsibility for leading the firm’s internal D&I transformation as well as supporting clients to adopt inclusive practices and the realise the benefits of diversity. . In 2014, Julie completed a Churchill Fellowship studying the experience of mining, engineering and technology companies in supporting women into senior leadership positions, comparing the experiences of companies in the US, UK, Sweden and Chile. She understands the need for companies to lead societal change, but also the need to support individual employees who might be the ‘pioneers’ in their role or industry. Julie has worked with leadership teams, employee networks and individuals to build understanding of the benefits of inclusion and how this can be achieved for all. . Julie convenes the Queensland Male Champions of Change, supporting the CEOs of some of Queensland’s largest employers to deliver on their diversity commitments. Julie is also the Chair of the Women’s College at the University of Sydney and a Board Member of Brisbane Girls Grammar School.