Today I addressed the Victoria University ‘LEAD – Inclusive Leadership Conference’, speaking to an intake of students undertaking this program to “LEAD: Lead. Aspire. Evolve. Develop.” 

My presentation on ‘Leading the Charge for Change: It starts with you’, was one of several sessions throughout the day, including LEGO workshops (!), being inclusive of hearing impaired  persons and empathy & body language. 

I was impressed with the brilliant students I met, many from CALD communities, who expressed gratitude for my anecdotes which resonated with them. It never ceases to move me, seeing the determined looks and actions of  these young people, motivated to not hide, be silenced or ignored. 

They seriously inspire me to do better, every day.