Discover what it means to be a thoughtful and effective ally to women and people of diverse genders.
About this Event
Taking a Stand is an informative panel discussion led by people who have created change in their lives and their communities.
Join us as we explore a variety of topics and tools to understand, recognise and empower us to take responsibility, become an ally and work towards a more gender equal world.
Taking a Stand will consist of 2 panel events, on the Tuesday, 11th of August and Friday, 21st of August.
Our speakers for this session are James Gallichan and Michael Rolik, facilitated by Susan Beeston (Managing Director at Capgemini Invent).
James Gallichan (Asia Pacific Vice President of the Business Services Group)
James Gallichan has spent more than two decades working in the information technology sector in Australia and overseas in Europe. He joined Capgemini in early 2019 and is currently the Asia Pacific Vice President of the Business Services Group.
James is a huge advocate for inclusion, education and economic empowerment of Indigenous Australia. He is a co-founder of the GO Foundation, with Michael O’Loughlin and Adam Goodes. He is also the Director of Enable Consulting Services, a company that he started with Michael O’Loughlin, which aims to drive economic empowerment and participation for Indigenous Australians. Additionally, James is a male champion and advocate role model for gender balance and equality. He is an active member of Women@Capgemini and OUTfront employee resource groups at Capgemini.
Michael Rolik (Head of Organisational Development at Ventia)
Michael is an Organisational Development and Capability leader with over 20 years experience in advisory and senior leadership roles in Financial Services, Professional Services, Not-for-Profit, Arts, Entertainment & Media, Infrastructure and Telecommunications; most recently as Head of Organisational Development at Ventia.
Michael’s passion at work is to help companies achieve sustainable performance by bringing the best out in their people.
Michael’s other passion has been working in the LGBTQ+ space. He was a long term Mardi Gras volunteer, CEO of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras from 2009-2015 and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Michael was “immediately hooked” when he saw his first parade because “to put it simply, it allowed [him] to be who [he was].”