Supporting diversity and equity in the Hunter Region, NSW

About Us

About The Equal Futures Project


We are Hunter business leaders who are committed to diversity and achieving a more equitable and inclusive society. 

The Equal Futures Project was established to raise awareness of inequality in our workplaces, homes and community. 

This is achieved through engaging business leaders in Newcastle and the Hunter to create an inclusive culture where diversity is respected and valued, and women and men have an equal opportunity of success, regardless of background, race, religion, age or gender. 

Our Mission 

· To engage business leaders to create an inclusive culture where diversity is respected and valued

· To raise awareness of inequality in our workplaces, homes and community and the cost to society

Our Vision

· For more workplaces to recognize and celebrate the benefits of diversity 

of gender, age, cultural and religious backgrounds, sexuality, and leadership and personality styles

· A culture of equal respect for women and men locally, nationally and globally

· For women to be seen, heard and fairly recognized and rewarded in workplaces across Australia

· To close the gender gap and other equity gaps

· To increase awareness of family violence, contributing to greater government action

· Women in senior leadership roles is the norm, not a novelty and greater diversity in leadership roles across the board

Resulting in…

· Collaborative, high performing workplaces which nurture all employees to reach their potential, resulting in greater performance and profit

· An inclusive, innovative and achieving nation, positioned to meet the challenges and opportunities of our global business environment

· Equal opportunities for current and future generations of women and men

Our Values

· Respect

· Leadership

· Collaboration

· Inclusiveness

· Reward and Recognition

Our Initiatives

 The International Women’s Day Newcastle and Hunter Business Breakfast occurs annually in March. 

It is a corporate focused event to raise awareness on gender equity and diversity in the workplace, with funds raised supporting a local organisation that directly supports women and children who are experiencing disadvantage.

The Hunter Diversity Awards recognise and celebrate diversity champions among us – those who have discovered what works in making their organisation and/or community a fairer, more equitable and more successful place to live and work.

International Women's Day Business Breakfast


The 2019 International Women's Day Business Breakfast was held on Friday 8th March featuring leading Australian entrepreneur, Jo Burston. 

Click here for more.

Hunter Diversity Awards


The Hunter Diversity Awards celebrate individuals and organisations who are contributing to diversity and gender equality.   Click here for more.

Contact Us

Join us

We welcome enquiries from individuals and businesses who would like to support our breakfasts or awards. 

Contact us via social media or the form below.

The Equal Futures Project

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


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