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SPEAKER

Samone McCurdy

Executive Manager, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)

Samone is an experienced gender equality strategist, researcher and change management professional with expertise in gender equality programming, strategy and gender attuned leadership capability development.

She has post graduate qualifications in psychology and social work and holds a certificate in Gender Mainstreaming from the Civil Service College (London) where she studied under the Hon. Meg Munn – former Minister for Women in the Blair Government (2005-2007).

Samone has published research and analysis on a range of gendered workplace drivers including paid parental leave, flexible work practices and gendered workplace harm such as sexual harassment and workplace incivility.

She comes to WGEA with a depth of experience working in public and private sector enterprise, training and consulting to Government, NGO’s and small business on Gender Impact Assessment, gender metrics and designing people systems and processes that drive gender equal outcomes and experiences for employees and the community.

Samone joins us from her most recent position as the inaugural Gender Equality Adviser for Victoria Police, where she developed their first gender equality strategy and action plan in response to the Victorian Gender Equality Act (2020) and developed a

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