Talking Points

Michael Kimmel: Reigniting Gender Equality Conversations in Australia

On Tuesday, 4 August, TalkPoint was privileged to host Dr. Michael Kimmel, Distinguished SUNY Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies. He joined us here in Sydney to talk to corporate leaders about how to engage men in efforts to improve gender equality in our workplaces.

Our lunch event was beautifully captured by talented Photographer Anna Turner, a full gallery of images can be viewed here: Michael Kimmel Gallery

When saying goodbye to Michael at the end of our day together, I asked him what was present for him now that wasn’t before, to which he replied: “Before, the Sydney business community was conceptual, but after engaging 250 people over our 3 events, it’s now relational.” He’s highly motivated to support us to accelerate gender equality (and the rise of male feminists) locally, and I’m so pleased to let you know Michael has set a very clear intention to return next year.

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Michael Kimmel talks at TEDWomen 2015
Michael Kimmel talks at TEDWomen 2015

TalkPoint Talks Gender Equality with Dr. Michael Kimmel – 4 August 2015

The TalkPoint Team is thrilled to be hosting distinguished New York based professor, Michael Kimmel, in Sydney on Tuesday, August 4th.

Michael Kimmel is head of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University and one of the leading researchers, writers and speakers on men and masculinity in the world today. He has been pitching feminism to men in America for nearly 40 years and now, fresh off the back of presenting at TEDWomen in Monterey, he is heading to Australia.

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A call out to the HR leaders of the future…

TALKPOINT is now accepting applications for HRP2, the next Sydney cohort for up & coming HR leaders. We are searching for 12 ambitious, future-focused peers with a shared passion for raising the people agenda & co-creating the future of work.


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This year the team at TalkPoint decided to throw a cheeky “Anti-Social” for our community. We conducted a Mystery Garden Tour & Wellbeing Experience in the beautiful Botanic Gardens, an antidote to the social scene to leave our guests refreshed & re-energised at this hectic time of year.

The event was perfectly captured by talented photographer Anna Turner, you can view her full gallery of images here: Anti-Social Photo Gallery.

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A New Look For TalkPoint

Welcome to our new website!  We hope you love it as much as we do. It’s the result of a creative collaboration between our team & the talented web designer Dan Frybort, the artistic perspective of Jim Parry & wise guidance from Cath Sutherland’s book Creating Brand Energy.  Take a moment to view the slideshow above & displayed on our home page.  These images illustrate TalkPoint’s renewed purpose, which is: Read more