Michelle Redfern

Michelle is the founder of Advancing Women, an enterprise providing research and advisory services on equality, inclusion and gender diversity. She is also the founder professional women’s network Women Who Get It and co-founder of social enterprise CDW (Culturally Diverse Women and Workforces).

Michelle is determined to contribute to achieving global gender equality in her life time, especially through her research and advocacy in the sporting industry. Michelle is an experienced Non Executive Director having held Board roles with Williamstown Football Club, Good Shepherd Microfinance, The Gippsland League and Business Without Borders, along with various other sporting committee roles. She is an Ambassador for the ICC T20 Womens World Cup,  Honour a Woman, Respect Victoria, Flexible Working Day and Girls Uniform Agenda. She has held executive leadership roles ASX & FTSE listed companies NAB, Telstra and Serco during her 30-year corporate career.

Michelle was named City of Melbourne B3000 Female Entrepreneur of the Year (2019), is a proud recipient of the AFR 100 Women of Influence Award (2018) and was a finalist in the VicHealth EWN Community Award (2018) for her significant contribution to the AFL.

She is a panel judge for the VicSport Awards and has been a long-term Telstra Business Women’s Awards judge. Michelle is a Graduate of the AICD, holds an Executive MBA (Distinction) and hold various accreditations in organisational diversity and coaching. Michelle is an in-demand speaker and is a regular contributor to the discussion about equality and inclusion in sport and business workplaces.


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