Lean In Queensland

The Future is Equality


Our purpose is to advocate for and champion gender equality in Australia, and deliver programs for Lean In Circles that support women’s right to equal choices, equal opportunities and equal chances to achieve their aspirational goals.


The Lean In Queensland Network is on a mission to abolish gender inequality in Australia.

We believe there is a compelling need for increased efforts to achieve gender equality across Queensland, Australia and the world. 

Gender equality prevents violence against women and girls. It’s essential for economic prosperity. 

Societies that value women and men as equal are safer, healthier, more innovative, prosperous and sustainable.

What We Do

  • Provide support and networking opportunities for Lean In Circle Leaders in Queensland
  • Through affiliated Lean In Circles, provide programs to empower women and girls to build leadership skills and combat bias.
  • Deliver programs to corporations that build a culture of equality and opportunity for increasing the representation of women in leadership and influencer roles.
  • Strongly advocate for institutional and cultural change so that women are treated as equals and supporting more women in leadership roles.

Management Committee


Jilinda Lee


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A proud feminist, with a personal mission to develop dynamic leaders and boost diversity at decision-making tables, Jilinda started her first Lean In Circle in 2014, and since then has lead seven circles as a community service initiative across four regional areas.  Her vision for establishing Lean In Queensland is to increase awareness of gender bias, while challenging unacceptable practices and policies, and addressing the lack of women in leadership roles. 

LeanIn.org have recently appointed Jilinda Lee as a Regional Leader. One of only two Lean In Regional Leaders in Australia to join their global Regional Leaders Program; it provides recognition and additional support for dedicated and experienced Circle Leaders to grow their Lean In networks.


Gary Kerr


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Gary's experience on boards and executive leadership teams has cemented his personal belief of the positive benefits that diversity of skills, backgrounds, gender and age brings to the decision-making tables; producing higher performing organisations, more vibrant cultures, and more progressive outcomes. He is a proud male champion of gender equality, inclusion and fair practices in general; and an enthusiastic change-maker.

Jo Piggott

Katie Saint Clair

Jacinta Hoare

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