AWNY Panel Discussion on Male Champions of Change
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When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 pm
Where: Herbert Smith Freehills
450 Lexington Avenue
14th Floor
New York, New York  10017
United States
Contact: Kate Lee

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Male Champions of Change: Australia’s disruptive strategy for accelerating gender equality


An AWNY panel discussion led by Elizabeth Broderick, former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner


Date: Tuesday, March 13

Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm (registration and refreshments open at 6.30pm)

Location: Herbert Smith Freehills | 450 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor, New York 10017

Tickets: $25 for members* | $35 for non-members

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The pursuit of gender equality and the need for safe and inclusive work environments has been dominating headlines across the world. What is the role and responsibility of leaders, particularly senior men, across business and government in creating equal and inclusive environments?


Australian Women in New York invites you to a very special event that will seek to answer some of these questions in an interactive panel discussion.


Elizabeth Broderick, Australia’s former Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Founder of Male Champions of Change, will lead a conversation with high-profile Australians spanning the private and public sectors to share their insights on how leaders can step up on gender equality at this important time.


Jane Connors, United Nations Victims’ Rights Advocate

Joanne Farrell, Managing Director, Australia, Rio Tinto

Brett James, Australian Federal Police

Kate Jenkins, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Tim Reed, Chief Executive Officer, MYOB


With special thanks to our event partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, for their generous support.


Spaces at this event are limited and we expect this to sell out. To avoid disappointment we recommend purchasing your ticket early.


About Male Champions of Change


The Male Champions of Change strategy is focussed on men stepping up beside women to be accountable for achieving gender equality. Founded in 2010 by the former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, Male Champions of Change has now grown to a coalition of over 160 leaders across Australian business and government who collectively employ more than 725,000 people.  After seven years of operation, Male Champions of Change has advanced new and innovative approaches to address issues such as flexible work, domestic violence as a workplace issue, the gender pay gap and everyday sexism. As a disruptive strategy, Male Champions of Change has also focussed on gender equality in non-traditional areas, such as sport, the property sector, law enforcement, the military and science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Male Champions of Change was profiled by the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment as an initiative for global scaling.


About Herbert Smith Freehills


Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across 26 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. Their New York office comprises seasoned litigators, international arbitration specialists, and corporate, finance, and projects practitioners. Their experience is broad-based and encompasses a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, mining, energy, financial services, and consumer products. 


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