Event Focus

At the heart of “Ignite Change Through Connection” is a profound dedication to showcasing the accomplishments of remarkable individuals with disabilities. We aim to emphasise the paramount importance of fostering equal employment opportunities for everyone.

Event Goals

  • Inspire and Educate: Our primary goal is to inspire and educate attendees on the immense value of diversity and inclusion, fostering a mindset of openness and acceptance.
  • Networking Opportunities: By providing networking opportunities, we aim to connect professionals committed to inclusivity, fostering collaboration and shared insights.
  • Platform for Dialogue: We aspire to create a dynamic platform for dialogue on disability and employment equality, encouraging open discussions that lead to meaningful change.

Key Themes

Empowerment & Success Stories

This dinner is a celebration of empowerment, spotlighting inspiring success stories of individuals who have overcome barriers to achieve remarkable feats. Their journeys serve as beacons of hope and motivation for all.

Advocacy for Inclusive Employment Practices

We’re committed to advocating for inclusive employment practices. Our dinner delves into the strategies, challenges, and triumphs of creating workplaces that embrace diversity, ensuring equal opportunities for everyone.

Master of Ceremonies

Elizabeth Wright

A Paralympic Medalist, ABC Sports journalist, Disability Allyship consultant, and keynote speaker. Elizabeth will guide us through the day, bringing her unique perspective and passion for inclusivity to the forefront.


Yasser Zaki

With a focus on the intersection of disability and diversity in the workplace, Yasser Zaki’s presentation promises to be enlightening and thought-provoking, encouraging dialogue and understanding.

Professor Talal Yassine

Sharing insights from his academic and professional journey, Professor Yassine will provide valuable perspectives on the intersection of disability and the workforce, inspiring attendees to reimagine possibilities.

Lisa Cox

A TEDx Speaker, Author, and Award-Winning Consultant & Media Professional, Lisa will explore the theme of “Diversity & Inclusion Without Tokenism,” offering insights and practical strategies for creating genuine inclusivity.

Laura Cowell

Elected Councillor, 2022 Women of the Year Miranda, Board Director, and Inspirational Speaker. Laura brings a wealth of experience to the stage, shedding light on her journey and advocating for inclusivity in various spheres.

John Della Bosca

Hon John Della Bosco, Board Chair of Disability Intermediaries Australia, has experience in shaping disability policy and healthcare initiatives as the former NSW Minister of Disability and Health.

Panel Speakers

Matt Caruana

Sharing personal experiences, Matt Caruana advocates for workplace equality, fostering an open conversation about the challenges and opportunities within the professional landscape.

Lara Nakhle

Highlighting the role of creativity in overcoming challenges, Lara Nakhle offers a unique perspective on how creativity can break down barriers, fostering innovation in the workplace.


Lara Nakhle

In addition to being a panel speaker, Lara Nakhle will showcase her musical talents, weaving together an inspirational story through her captivating performance.

Summer Giddings

Delivering a performance that celebrates diversity and strength, Summer Giddings will leave attendees with a powerful and uplifting experience.

Tender Loving Care is a global provider offering high-quality services in health, aged care, disability, employment, travel, technology, and communications worldwide.

Corporate head office

Corporate Address

1 West Terrace Bankstown, NSW

Business Hours

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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