Gemma is co-founder of Diverse City Careers (DCC), Company Secretary of the Diversity Practitioners Association (DPA), and has served on two not-for-profit Boards including IT Queensland Females and Technology and Telecommunications (FITT).
Gemma regularly presents on topics including diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, personal branding, developing confidence for career success, building communities both internally and externally and a variety of personal development strategies and techniques.
Each talk delivered by Gemma is directly related to her own personal experiences, which results in an authentic and inspiring presentations. Most topics are also available in a workshop format.
Gemma is a regular speaker at events such as DCC’s ‘Better Ways of Working’ meetups, Women in Digital, XX in Tech along with a number of community events. Gemma has also has delivered keynote speeches and sat on panels of events like SOPAC 2016, Akolade’s Boosting Women in STEM conference, BPW Equal Pay Day, ACS events and Griffith University’s “Leadership Engaging Diversity”.
Starting her career in ICT nearly 10 years ago, Gemma has worked with Australia’s leading IT consultancies. She is the youngest ever board member appointed to the IT Queensland Board, winner of the 2016 WiT Entrepreneur of the Year award, winner of the 2016 Tech Diversity Leaders in Advertising award and finalist in the 2015 ARN Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in the innovation category.
Through years of working in an industry under-represented by women, Gemma co-founded DCC with the goal of making a difference. It is now seen as one of Australia’s leading authorities and ambassadors of gender diversity.
DCC works with Australia’s leading companies who are focused on diversity & inclusion including Atlassian, Deloitte, Swinburne University, Caltex, Bank of Queensland and AECOM.
Gemma travels from Brisbane