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Key Points for Sam Turner

  • Sam Turner was awarded the Churchill Fellow 2018 – Improving Cultural/Racial Diversity in Leadership – a study across the US and UK for Diversity & Inclusion best practice.
  • Named Deloitte/Google Top 50 Outstanding LGBTIQ+ Leaders 2018.
  • Her clients include Optus, Warner Bros, Condé Nast, BBC, WPP, Vice Media, Microsoft, Australian Human Rights Commission, Salesforce, Elizabeth Broderick & Co, Swiss Re, Rio Tinto, Yoox, Net-A-Porter.
  • Sam Turner was 2016 Westpac Internal Women of Influence Overall Winner – for her work in Diversity & Inclusion and transforming culture.
  • Chairperson, The Aurora Group – a not for profit foundation providing small grants to LGBTQ+ organisations.

Topics for Sam Turner

  • Why inclusion matters
    Sam Turner shares the power of inclusive teams, how to create them, and how to maintain them.
  • Leadership as part of the LGBTQ+ community
    What it means to be a leader in the LGBTQ+ community at the moment.
  • Authentic leadership
    How to find your authenticity, bring it to your leadership style, and create environments where your teams can be their authentic selves.
  • My journey as an inclusive leader
    Sam Turner tells her story of a kid raised on the central coast of NSW by a single Dad, to a key community leader and executive leader.
  • Sexual harassment, bullying and the power of inclusion
    The current state of play for diversity & inclusion in Australia, how creating more inclusive cultures eradicated harassment, sexual harassment and bullying.

Testimonials for Sam Turner

The feedback from our customers and partners around the quality of the event and most importantly the insights Sam Turner shared has been humbling.
Hewlett Packard Women’s Network

Sam Turner was our featured speaker for our Wear it Purple Day event in 2018. In providing an on point, tailored and inspiring speech that met the brief we gave her Sam exceeded our expectations. Her combination of personal story, demonstrated business impact, and vision for the future generated an ongoing conversation and impetus for working for inclusion. I recommend Sam highly to those looking for an insightful, engaging and visionary speaker who can inspire commitment to change.
Acting Group Manager
Welfare and Housing Policy Group - Department of Social Services

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sam Turner talk about the importance of having targets around Inclusion & Diversity, including not only the white anglo saxon females but the inclusion of women of colour and LGBTI, women with a disability, and other groups. In particular, I thought it was really interesting hearing Sam Turner explain bias, and how to identify it and then flip it on its head! Thank you for your invaluable insights, humour and honesty which made the event such a success.
Uber/YWCA Event

Great presentation--Sam Turner was also conscious that not all of us had the resources that larger organisations had & that was appreciated!
Great insight into inclusion program.
Some good "take-aways" even for smaller organisations
Wow so engaging, Sam provided practical tools and ideas we can all implement.
Excellent speaker. Engaging and interesting.
National HR Summit, Australia

Sam Turner, a short note to say thank you so much for your time and wonderful engagement on the panel at Down Under Dreaming yesterday. I had so many people come up afterwards and say how inspiring and open you were and how much they enjoyed the session. Thank you for taking time out of your day to make it a success.