The Gender Agenda

Join WCLP'15 for a Williamson breakfast of networking and discussion on
Gender Equality and Family Violence.

Hosted by WCLP'15 Community Leadership in Action Network.

Date and Time:  Thursday 3 November 2016, from 7:30am – 9:00am

Venue:             ANZ Docklands – specific venue and room details to be provided

Tickets:           Tickets are free and include breakfast – please confirm your attendance for catering purposes via TryBooking

Donation:     We ask that you make a minimum donation of $25 towards valuable initiatives of the Luke Batty Foundation, you can donate via their website

There will be further opportunities to make a donation during the event

Included:       Breakfast

RSVP Date:   27 October 2016

 “Family Violence may happen behind closed doors but it needs to brought out from these shadows and into the broad daylight”  (Rosie Batty)

What does this mean to you as a leader in your community and workplace?

Join fellow Williamson alumni for a breakfast of networking and interactive discussion on this very important topic including exploring the issue of family violence and gender equality.

The panel and discussion will be facilitated by Chris Kotur (WCLP'94), Leadership Victoria’s inspirational Leader in Residence. Our expert panellists include:

Luke Ablett: Former AFL legend and Gender Equality Campaigner

Luke is a former AFL player. He played 133 games with the Sydney Swans including the 2005 Premiership. Since retiring from the game, he has completed a Bachelor of Arts at RMIT and has spent a year volunteering in Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.

Luke believes in a more equal society, particularly among men and women. He finds men’s violence against women particularly disturbing, but thinks we should shift the conversation from what women should do to stay safe, to men, and what they should do to not be violent. He also believes strongly in sports role to affect social change, but also in individuals to make change in their own social groups. Luke is passionate about promoting gender equity and preventing men’s violence, and has extensive experience delivering education and capacity building programs on these topics to a range of different groups. Most of his work focuses on gender issues as they relate to men, promoting gender equity and a broader idea of what it means to be a man.

Kristy McKellar: Luke Batty Foundation

Kristy McKellar is renowned in the family violence sector nationally, with an academic background ingrained in Social Science and Social Work, holding senior managerial roles in community and government sectors.  Kristy has been engaged by various organisations including the Luke Batty Foundation as a consultant through her own KM Consulting Services to develop policy, manage key projects, and as a keynote speaker.

Kristy’s work has successfully led to implementation of new legislation in Victoria, as well as mandated educational reform processes, further contributing to a Victorian Parliament landmark, addressing a unique sitting in Parliament House.  Her work is recognised by various Commissioner’s nationally, the Attorney General, the Premier, Victoria Police and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne.  Kristy has most recently been named a finalist as the Agenda Setter of the Year in the Women's Agenda Awards and also in the 100 Influential Women in Australia.