Moving Diversity from Conversation to Action
About Michelle Redfern
Michelle is an award winning advisor, speaker, MC & facilitator. She has a portfolio of business interests that include being founder of Advancing Women in Business & Sport, Women Who Get It & co-founder of co-founder of Culturally Diverse Workforce & A Career that Soars! Michelle is determined to contribute to achieving global gender equality in her lifetime, especially through her research and advocacy for advancing women in the sporting industry.
Michelle is a proud Ambassador for Honour a Woman, Girls Uniform Agenda, Flexible Working Day and the 2020 T20 Women’s World Cup. She is an experienced Non-Executive director and her career included executive roles at ASX & FTSE listed companies NAB, Telstra and Serco. Michelle was named City of Melbourne B3000 Female Entrepreneur of the Year (2019), is a proud recipient of the AFR 100 Women of Influence Award (2018) and was a finalist in the Essendon FC Womens Network Community Award (2018) for her significant contribution to women in football. She is a judge for the VicSport Awards and was a long-term Telstra Business Women’s Awards judge. Michelle is a Graduate of the AICD, holds an Executive MBA (Distinction) and hold various accreditations in organisational diversity and coaching.
Michelle is a consumate professional and leading expert in diversity, inclusion and advancement of women in sport. She is a thought leader, a captivating keynote speaker, an engaging facilitator who brings out the best of people and a well-researched panel moderator. Above all, Michelle's warmth, passion and good humour helps her meaningfully connect with audiences and women she mentors and develops.
Michelle's energy, insights and thought-provoking presentation on Be Your Own CEO was fantastic and feedback after the event was overwhelmingly positive.
Michelle was an exceptional moderator and panel member for our Melbourne Lean In event. She really champions gender equality and womens empowerment. Michelle also povided great insights and recommendations to the audience. Her ability to articulate her views whilst also including other panel members was excellent.