Australian Women at Work Survey 2


Not Just A Pretty Face

A ten percentage point increase in women in key leadership positions increases a company's market value by 6.6%, or an average ASX200 value of $AUD105 million.

Create a culture where people don’t want to leave.

Diverse teams demonstrate enhanced performance, innovation and creative thinking, and people are three times more likely to stick around in teams where they feel like they belong. With 70% of Aussie companies suffering from a skills shortage, keeping good people is even more valuable.

Focus on your people. Give your company the edge.

Wherever you’re at in your DEI journey, we’ll strengthen your strategy and help bring it to life. We’ll meet you where you are, and make the solution as broad or as narrow as you need.

We’re all about developing women, but it doesn’t end there. Our company-wide programs make a real impact on culture, belonging and team performance.

How I Can Help


Supercharge your future leaders. 2 of the top 3 things women want at work are career progression and leadership opportunities. Increase retention while you develop your high potential pipeline.


Beat the stats. Working mothers are the most productive people in the workforce, but 1 in 4 women are considering downshifting post-COVID demands. Set mothers up for success through supported programs and coaching.


Dynamic presentations packed with ‘ah-ha’ moments, research, stories and activities. Topics adjusted for your audience and goals, delivered through keynote speaking or panel moderation.


Embed cultural change with workshops that create genuine buy-in from your people. Interactive training sessions on unconscious bias, the value of diversity, psychological safety, flexible work best practice and more.

How I Work

Enthusiastic, engaging, informal and interactive, we’ll dive as deep as you need on the details.
Choose from four main delivery methods.

Panel discussions

Give your people a chance to hear from executives on the issues that matter to them. We go deeper by asking the tricky questions – the answers to which are more likely to open a path to real change. Feature women who are thriving and showcase your commitment to DEI.

Interactive keynote

Inspire your staff with my interactive keynote as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion expert. Engaging and educational, people will walk away with an increased understanding of the barriers women face in the workplace and what we can do to overcome them.

Facilitated workshops

Our most popular format. Activities create interactive learning experiences and establish commitments to shift the status quo. Sessions encourage collaborative thinking on innovative solutions.

Diagnostics and fully tailored solutions

Your most customised option. Survey staff to identify strengths, challenges and gaps. Create targeted content. I’ll work closely with you to define your needs and create solutions that meet your organisational goals and fit within your budget.

You can’t afford Not To

Women’s workforce participation still hasn’t recovered from Covid-19, when women left the workforce or reduced their hours in greater numbers than men.


of companies are experiencing skills shortages.

They’re competing for new hires, and providing perks and training to existing staff to keep them.


You can’t afford to leave out half the workforce.

Companies that focus on gender equity and inclusive cultures now will be ahead of the pack when the recession recedes.

Retain the women you have, bring more women in, and ensure your workplace supports everyone both in and out of work.

You’ll be in the best position to recover alongside the economy.


What People Say

Sam guided me and the CEO brilliantly so that we had an insightful and honest discussion interspersed with some hard hitting and fascinating facts provided by Sam. The result was an engaging session that 1,000 employees globally enjoyed and was so positively received that we asked Sam to deliver Unconscious Bias training to our senior managers.

Stephanie Palmer

Chief People Officer, Credit Corp Group


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