Chelsea Roffey is a speaker, author, researcher, and Winston Churchill Fellow who has travelled the globe examining the barriers and opportunities of diversity.
Coupling her unique narrative as the AFL's first female Grand Final umpire with the world's best practice, her insights are backed by evidence-based data brought to life by real stories.
Chelsea has umpired more than 250 AFL games, 16 finals, and sat on the bench as the emergency umpire at five AFL Grand Finals. She has been named Sports Official of the Year in Victoria and Queensland and listed among The Age newspaper's top 100 most influential people.
"Ticking boxes" to achieve gender balance or diversity goals often reveals ingrained cultural issues which, if not addressed, are detrimental to diversity strategies. Chelsea's work dismantles this mindset and encourages people to strategically embrace their personal influence, regardless of background. Diversity doesn't need to be a game of winners and losers.
In this regard, Chelsea can help organisations create environments where individuals and teams thrive.