The Hatchery: 2nd Public Sector LGBTQIA+ Leadership and Allyship Summit

The-Hatchery-Magda-Szubanski-AO-and-Dr-Todd-FernandoInspiring, celebrating and supporting our community of communities to become great leaders, The Hatchery presents the 2nd Public Sector LGBTQIA+ Leadership and Allyship Summit in Melbourne and Online this May.

The Summit will provide current and emerging public sector LGBTQIA+ leaders and allies an open, safe and engaging space to come together, share advice & lessons learned to ensure that the public sector of tomorrow is truly one of equity, diversity and genuine inclusion.

Gain wisdom and real-world advice from senior LGBTQIA+ leaders on how they have forged their careers. Take a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities inherent to intersectionality and authenticity in leadership.

Discover what real, actionable and impactful allyship looks like in practice. Understand what challenges still exist for the LGBTQIA+ community in our public sector, and what the path forward looks like.

Hear first hand from trailblazing and inspirational LGBTQIA+ leaders and allies including: Magda Szubanski AO – National treasure, actress, author, singer; The Hon. Harriet Shing – Minister for Equality, Parliament of Victoria; and Dr Todd Fernando – 2nd Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities.

Gain takeaway insights from organisations across the community and public sector who are leading the way in embracing inclusion, equity and diversity, including: Australian Tax Office, Fair Work Commission, Pride In Diversity, Services Australia, Switchboard Victoria, Victorian Police, and the Victorian Pride Centre, just to name a few.

Featuring in-depth seminars, the Summit aims to provide practical toolkits to build your understanding, strengthen your allyship, and  boost your leadership to become a great mentor to future leaders within the community.

Finally, the Summit will provide opportunities to meet, network and learn from peers from across the public sector to take home inspiration and strategies to take your career to the next level.

The 2nd Public Sector LGBTQIA+ Leadership and Allyship Summit takes place in Melbourne and Online: 30 – 31 May 2023. For more information and to book your place, visit: for details. Early-bird discount available to 28 April 2023. Use the code PRIDE at checkout to save an additional $100!

Image: Magda Szubanski AO and Dr Todd Fernando – courtesy of The Hatchery

Note: The inaugural LGBTQIA+ Leadership & Allyship Summit takes place in Sydney and Online: 31 May – 1 June 2023. For more information, visit: for details.