Elizabeth Broderick

Elizabeth Broderick

Elizabeth Broderick was appointed Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination on 10 September 2007 for a 5 year term.

A lawyer and businesswoman, Ms Broderick was the 2001-02 Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year and Australian Corporate Business Woman of the Year.

Prior to her appointment as Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination, Ms Broderick was a partner at one of Australia’s leading law firms, Blake Dawson, and developed the firm’s business case for flexibility in the workplace. Her efforts contributed to creating a workplace where more than 20 percent of the law firm’s workforce now uses flexible work arrangements.

Ms Broderick has travelled the length and breadth of Australia, listening to the concerns of women and men about gender equality and age discrimination. In 2009, she took a group of Aboriginal women to the Commission on the Status of Women in the United Nations where they told their story of rebuilding their community following years of alcohol abuse. This opportunity enabled community women’s voices to be heard on a global stage.

Ms Broderick is an advisor on women’s issues to the Australian Chief of the Defence Force, a member of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Advisory Board and the Vic Health Advisory Board. She is patron of the Tasmanian Education Foundation.

Ms Broderick is married and has two young children.

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