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Chyloe
Kurdas

Expert in Driving Institutional Change

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Chyloe Kurdas, a former elite Australian rules footballer, television and radio sports commentator, spent a decade building the catalyst for Australia’s first-ever national women’s football competition, the AFLW, as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager. She credits being one of the first women to play football on the MCG as one of the best days of her life.

Current Work:

Chyloe is a sought after expert and prominent advocate for gender equity and cultural change. She is an Associate of the Melbourne Business School and her expertise is currently being used to present leadership programs to the Department of Defence.

Chyloe is currently the Inclusion and Diversity Manager for the Australian Red Cross. In this role she is charged with collaborating on the development and implementation of their Inclusion & Diversity strategy.

Previous Experience:

Golf Australia: Chyloe led the implementation of Vision 2025, Golf Australia’s long-term strategy to enhance the engagement of women and girls in golf. In this role Chyloe created a unified whole of industry commitment to gender equality through sensitive stakeholder management and coaching of executive leaders to facilitate and advocate for change.

AFL: Chyloe's time as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager saw the creation of multiple high performance sporting programs to help girls develop their leadership, football and wellbeing capacities. These programs, with their focus on enhancing the entire athlete, were the culmination of her studies in health promotion, education and psychology and served as a catalyst for the rapid growth in the female game that sparked the AFLW.

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The Bottom Line of Diversity

Chyloe’s presentation will explore why diversity of experience is a high performance non-negotiable and how we can build diversity empowered leadership teams and organisations. Chyloe will unpack how organisations can reframe diversity of experience as a strategic advantage as well as what opportunities are lost if we fail to meaningfully engage diverse people within our decision-making spaces.

Chyloe will leverage experiences from her leadership journey in driving gender equality in Australian sport - particularly in Australian football and golf and share her frameworks from achieving progressive change in these institutions.
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Chyloe spent so much time and effort to ensure that her key note address complimented our evening and was relevant to the audience’s needs. Chyloe was incredibly easy to work with and discuss ideas and direction. She was well prepared and it was obvious that she has tailored her presentation for our event. Her key note address was not only professional but more importantly it was passionate, intelligent, articulate and inspiring. Chyloe’s involvement on the panel provided great insight and knowledge and she worked brilliantly alongside her follow panellists. She was very generous with her time and engaged with the audience after her appearance and provided an integral role in the success of our event. Darebin City

Incredibly professional, timely and easy to work with. Chyloe’s message was powerful, tailored for the audience and resonated with all delegates in attendance. I too took great value out of what she had to say regarding engagement and building a community of supporters.

Rainmaker Financial Standard

Chyloe responded to our brief and her delivery was fabulous. The audience loved her!

Victoria University
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