Keynote Speaking



Michelle is an accomplished speaker and MC with great presence and gravitas. She is well informed about contemporary issues in business, leadership, sport and equality. She can engage groups, either small or very large, with her wit, humour and inclusive, high energy approach.


From Conversation to Action

There’s a lot of talk about the problem of gender inequality. There is a lot of talk about the benefits of a gender diverse workforce. But how do leaders make it happen? Michelle talks about blueprint for leaders to act, that leads to inclusive and gender balanced organisations.

Be Your Own CEO

You are a brand. Michelle asks her audience to shift their mindset and to assume the role of CEO of themselves, because CEO’s knows their product, their market, their value proposition and set the agenda for the brand awareness and growth. Building your brand is essential for career success. A practical, hands-on session for leaders.

Determination and Influence

Michelle talks about the leadership characteristics of determination and influence along with the events that have shaped her life, her career, the way she influences outcomes and of course, how leaders can make a difference.

What Do You Cause?

Leaders cast a long shadow. How do more leaders understand and embrace the importance of EQ in leadership? Michelle discusses how vulnerability is a game changer for those of us who want to lead self, others and organisations more inclusively.

The State of the Nation

Australia is a wealthy, developed country which has had positive economic outcomes for more than two decades, bucking the global trend. Yet, outcomes for women in Australia across many measures do not stack up. Michelle examines and challenges us to think differently about closing the leadership gender gap in Australian business and sport.


Michelle is a consummate professional and a leading expert in diversity, inclusion and advancement of women sport. She is a thought leader, a captivating keynote speaker, an engaging facilitator brings the best out of people and a well-researched panel moderator who holds enlivens panels helping contributors deliver thought provoking content. Above all Michelle’s warmth, passion and good humour helps her meaningfully connect with audiences and women she mentors and develops. Needless to say, I highly recommend her!

Faye Calderone
Partner Hall & Wilcox

Michelle recently spoke at our Women in Franchising event on how to “Be Your Own CEO”. Her energy, insights and thought-provoking presentation were fantastic, and feedback after the event was overwhelmingly positive. I highly recommend Michelle for any speaking engagements especially around diversity and women in business. Thanks Michelle!

Marianne Marchesi
Founder & Principal Legalite

Michelle was an exceptional moderator and panel member for our Melbourne Lean In event. She really champions gender equality and women’s empowerment. Michelle also provided great insights and recommendations to the audience. Her ability to articulate her views whilst also including other panel members was excellent.

Sonali Shah
Customer Service Manager Officeworks

Michelle Redfern was a guest speaker at the SEDA College International Women’s Day event. From the moment she began speaking she captured the attention of our students with her honest and down to earth manner. Her initial activity had them locked in on their competitive nature and ensured they remained invested in the whole presentation. Michelle was able to engage them with real life examples that resonated with the students and helped them to understand the challenges faced by women today in our society. Michelle’s presentation was really tailored to her audience and provided some great insight to the challenges of Women in sport and the massive potential for sport to grow with inclusive practices. We would recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking to move the conversation about gender diversity to the next level.

Justine Bowers
Inclusion & Diversity Leader SEDA


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