My generation - The multi-generational workforce
Friday 24 July
1.05pm - 2.45pm

Our multi-generational panel will be discussing the changing nature of the workplace and multi-generational teams, gender equity, innovative advocacy and an inclusive workplace and community.

Chair : The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO is the Age Discrimination Commissioner in the Australian Human Rights Commission, and an honorary professorial fellow in Monash's Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. She was appointed an officer in the Order of Australia in 2016.

Panelist: Brenda Appleton OAM, Chair, Transgender Victoria

Brenda retired in 2009 after 35 years working in the corporate sector and is now heavily involved volunteering with a wide range of community groups, including the LGBTI communities in Melbourne (more than 20 years).  She is the Chair of TGV, co-chair of Victorian LGBTI Taskforce and a member of the Victorian Elder Abuse Roundtable. She was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2017, received a Victorian Senior of the Year award in 2018 and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2019 Australia Day Honours.

Panelist: Claire Madden, Social researcher and media commentator, on multi-generational engagement and emerging social trends
Claire Madden is a leading voice internationally on Generation Z. As an author, social researcher, keynote speaker, and media commentator, Claire is in high demand as an expert in interpreting social trends, demographics, and implications of generational change. Claire is the author of Hello Gen Z: Engaging the Generation of Post-Millennials.

 Panelist: Kate James, Youth Engagement Officer Banyule City Council, LGPro Young Achiever Award recipient 2020
Kate joined Local Government eight years ago as a Youth Engagement Officer. She has forged successful relationships at Council and in the field, pioneering work in leading and embedding practices around gender equity; delivering innovative advocacy and wellbeing activities with Australian-Somali young people; and educational programs on body image.