A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON WORKPLACE GENDER SEX DISCRIMINATION AND
Skye Saunders is one of Australia’s leading speakers on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Appearing regularly at national and international events, she has the ability to powerfully engage hearts and minds. Drawing from her own groundbreaking research, and her expertise on gender law and policy, Skye is able to articulate important issues around sex discrimination and sexual harassment in plain and compelling terms.
INVITE SKYE TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT EVENT
A MESSAGE OF EMPATHY
- Skye is a visionary speaker. Her ability to convey messages with clarity and resonance allows her to engage with diverse audiences.
- As a solicitor and research-based associate professor, she holds a unique breadth and depth of wisdom – one she shares generously.
- Her range of keynotes are delivered with passion, grace and empathy. They are designed to provoke thought and ignite action.
- Employing tools such as theatre, music and art, Skye’s presentations touch the head and heart to make a lasting impression.
SKYE IS AVAILABLE TO SPEAK ON ISSUES OF GENDER LAW, SEX DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT, AND THE AUSTRALIAN IDENTITY.
SKYE’S KEYNOTE TOPICS INCLUDE:
From Whispers to Song:
This foundation keynote focuses on changing the pitch of sexual harassment culture in the rural Australian workplace (it can be adapted for general audiences).
Sex discrimination laws in Australia are not always easy to understand or follow. This session is essential for any employer or senior manager tasked with fulfilling a duty of care to prevent workplace sexual harassment (and what they can do if it happens anyway).
Do women feel supported in making complaints about sex discrimination – and is the process worth it? This pivotal presentation examines ways to give women practical tools for reporting workplace sex discrimination.
In this deeply moving keynote, Skye invites men to be agents for positive change in a culture of sex discrimination. With her trademark non-judgmental and warm approach, she helps them understand why gender quality is vital and opens eyes in unexpected ways.
A FEW KIND WORDS
The research and speaking work that Skye does for Women in Agriculture and those living and working in remote, rural and regional (RRR) communities is essential. Women need support to be able to follow their hopes and dreams, including career pathways. Skye creates practical strategies and support for women to engage and discuss the issue of discrimination and bullying as it arises in the work place. Without Skye’s research and work, women in RRR regions are once again less supported than their urban counterparts.
President of Australian Women in Agriculture, Company Secretary of National Rural Women Coalition
Dr Saunders has taken the time and effort to inform the legal and general community about her powerful work on sexual harassment in Australian rural and regional communities. She has assisted in changing attitudes and culture by exposing both the scale of the problem and its harmful impacts, which are not just unpleasant – sexual harassment has a direct impact on worker’s health and wellbeing, and their affects ability to perform job safely. Dr Saunders’ work is serious, responsible, and thoughtful, thus making a significant contribution to the advancement of human rights for people experiencing vulnerability, specifically rural women subjected to sexual harassment.’
ACT President and Human Rights Commissioner
Male peer support theorists and members of the feminist men’s movement will find Saunders’ “Changing Minds and Hearts” initiatives to be especially useful.
(Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology, West Virginia University)
The warmth and passion that Skye emanates, makes her particularly suitable for a diverse range of public appearances and media interactions.
CEO, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
Skye is an incredible speaker, who presents with warmth, intellect and compassion. She navigates difficult issues with tremendous tact and passion – I can’t recommend her highly enough.
CEO, Country to Canberra