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Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker

Chyloe Kurdas

AFLW pioneer and gender equity advocate

Melbourne I Tuesday 8 March 2022

Chyloe Kurdas, a former elite Australian rules footballer, television and radio sports commentator, has spent a decade building the catalyst for Australia’s first-ever national women’s football competition, the AFLW, as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager. She credits being one of the first women to play football on the MCG as one of best days of her life.

Chyloe is a sought after expert and prominent advocate for gender equity and cultural change. She is an Associate of the Melbourne Business School and her expertise is currently being used to present leadership programs to the Department of Defence.

Chyloe is currently the Inclusion and Diversity Manager for the Australian Red Cross. In this role she is charged with collaborating on the development and
implementation of their Inclusion and Diversity strategy.

Previously Chyloe led the implementation of Vision 2025, Golf Australia’s long term strategy to enhance the engagement of women and girls in golf. Chyloe created a unified whole of industry commitment to gender equality through sensitive stakeholder management and coaching of executive leaders to
facilitate and advocate for change.

Chyloe’s time as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager saw the creation of multiple sporting programs to help girls develop their leadership,
football and wellbeing capacities. These program, with their focus on enhancing the entire athlete, were the culmination of her studies in health promotion, education and psychology and served as a catalyst for the rapid growth in the female game that sparked the AFLW.

Chyloe Kurdas appears by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau

Rabia Siddique

Human rights lawyer and hostage survivor
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Brooke Boney

Media presenter and social advocate
Sydney | Monday 7 March 2022

Chyloe Kurdas

AFLW pioneer and gender equity advocate
Melbourne | Tuesday 8 March 2022

Katrina Webb

Paralympic Gold Medallist, Leading Humanity, Global Self Mastery and Whole Leadership Strategist
Adelaide I Thursday 10 March 2022

Jenn Morris

Dual Olympic gold medallist, former Hockeyroos Captain and business leader
Perth | Friday 11 March 2022

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