Tuesday 16 June 2020 – 1 – 2pm

Hosted virtually by Allen & Overy

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Covid interrupted our original #EachForEqual IWD plans. But we have rescheduled the panel discussion on this important topic, moderated by Fiona Craig, Founder of SmartWomen Connect.

This event gives us a collective opportunity to reflect on progress made in women’s equality in the workplace, discuss the challenges and barriers that remain as well as how the Covid pandemic had had an impact in this area.

This topic is relevant for both men and women as we all have a role to play in creating a more equitable workplace.

Panelists include:


Petrea Draper

Petrea is a senior lawyer and mother of three boys. She lived and worked in the Middle East for 13 years and returned to Sydney in 2018 to settle her family into life in Australia and re-establish her career locally. A “surprise” third child shortly after returning to Sydney derailed those plans, leading to her to reassess how to manage her family and her career.

Rob Sturrock

Rob Sturrock is an author, advocate and working father. He is considered a leading voice in parenting and masculinity debates. He has written widely, and been interviewed, about his experiences of being a working dad and juggling the responsibilities of home and work. His first book, Man Raises Boy: A revolutionary approach for fathers who want to raise kind, confident and happy sons is in stores nationwide on 3 March.

Register below: your login details for the virtual event will be emailed after registration.