Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride Research Update

Hosted by QBE Insurance
QBE Insurance logo
Date: Thursday 20 Aug 2020
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm 

QBE, Level 18, 839 Collins Street.

This event has been postponed and will be reschedule to later in the year.

At this event DCA will explore the experiences of LGBTIQ+ people at work what it takes to create an LGBTIQ+ inclusive workplace.

While Australian organisations are increasingly developing policies to support and include their LGBTIQ+ workforce, there is still a sizeable proportion of these employees who are not comfortable being out at work. This is hardly surprising given our Inclusion@Work Index found LGBTIQ+ workers report lower levels of inclusion and higher levels of exclusion than their non-LGBTIQ+ colleagues.

At this event, we will revisit the findings of our Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride research that found employers can create safe and inclusive workplace environments where LGBTIQ+ people can be themselves. In addition, we will discover the challenges and opportunities for improving LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the workplace.

Dr Raymond Trau, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Business School and report co-author (along with DCA) will present the evidence about what it means to be out at work. Following this, Stephen Barrow-Yu, Deputy Chair of the Victorian Pride Centre, DCA Board Member and Executive Director Management Consulting at KPMG, will invite 3 special guest speakers to join Raymond to explore what practical actions organisations can take to create inclusive cultures that enable real choices about being out at work.

Panel will include:

  • Sally Goldner AM, Educator and Finance Manager, Transgender Victoria 
  • Matt Callander, Communications Manager, Technology, QBE Insurance and 
  • Dr Raymond Trau, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Business School.

Members register to attend

Please note, this event will not be live-streamed. Members who cannot attend the event in person in Melbourne can access a recording of the launch of our Out at Work research.

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Who should attend

Participation in DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.  


Live-captioning of this event can be accessed via your smartphone or tablet and a recording and transcript will be made available via the DCA website after the event. If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at the event, please contact us on events@dca.org.au.