Kate Jenkins

Sex Discrimination Commissioner
'Accelerating change: Real gender equality from the household to the workplace'
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
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Kate Jenkins will launch her term as Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner with an appearance at the National Press Club of Australia.

This Address is held in conjunction with Women in Media.

Kate Jenkins in the newly appointed Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

Kate was appointed as the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner in 2013. Kate has 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and prior to taking up this role was the lead partner of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian equal opportunity practice. She is included in the Westpac/Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence for 2015 for her work in public policy.

Kate is the convenor of the Victorian Male Champions of Change, the Chair of the Independent Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour in Victoria Police and the Co-Chair of Play by the Rules.

She is also the Co-Chair of the Commission’s Disability Reference Group and a member of the Aboriginal Justice Forum.

In addition to her role as Commissioner, Kate is a member of the Board of Berry Street Victoria – the state’s largest independent child and family welfare organisation and a member of the Board of Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Carlton Football Club. Kate holds honours degrees in Law and Arts.