Having clear, measurable and achievable diversity and inclusion objectives and actions is important for all businesses regardless of sector or size. We believe in equal opportunities for all, we centre intersectionality, and we are also acutely aware of the need to ensure the diversity and inclusion strategies we suggest support you to achieve your business objectives. Because prioritising diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.
Our proven Diversity & Inclusion strategy and process thoroughly considers your current realities, business objectives and future growth plans. We’re with you throughout the journey – from research and strategic planning, to creating actionable plans and reviewing performance, to ensure we make sure your workplace creates meaningful and measurable change that is right for you and your people.
Since late 2019, as Managing Director of Bree Gorman consulting they have worked with companies across a wide variety of sectors delivering diversity and inclusion strategies, policy reviews, research projects, inclusion audits and diversity and inclusion training. Bree applies their business acumen, research skills and knowledge translation capabilities to the work of diversity and inclusion, developing solutions and providing advice that is practical, achievable and backed by a deep understanding of the barriers to equality that exist within our workplaces.
Their lived experience of working in a male dominated area and coming out as genderqueer and bisexual in the middle of their working life brings with it a heightened awareness of identity and its importance in the workplace.
Along with their science qualifications, Bree is a graduate of the Committee for Geelong’s Leaders for Geelong program and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Bree holds a position on the Geelong Cricket Association Board and Cricket Victoria’s Rainbow Advisory committee.
Ainslee Hooper is an Anthropologist & Disability Inclusion Consultant who, through her lived experience of disability and professional expertise, empowers businesses and organisations to remove invisible barriers and reduce the risk of ableism.
Ainslee believes disability inclusion is the only way to remove barriers that perpetuates the marginalisation of disabled people. She works with diverse businesses and organisations, providing advice and consulting on projects to ensure positive outcomes for both the client and people with disabilities.
Ainslee holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Anthropology from Deakin University and is currently completing her Ph.D researching the experiences of people with disabilities in her hometown of Geelong during the pandemic. She is available for advising and consulting and can be contacted at email@example.com or via her website https://ainsleehooper.com.au.
"I had the pleasure of experiencing Bree’s presentations as part of the Leaders for Geelong program in 2019. I found her engaging and clearly articulate regarding gender equity and diversity. Many of us were challenged in a positive way, educated and inspired to take our learnings back to our organisation and implement change."
"Bree Gorman was a pivotal driver at Deakin for implementation of practical and effective gender equity, diversity and inclusion programs, particularly SAGE AthenaSwan. If you need honest advice and a practical approach then I highly recommend Bree."