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Juliet Bourke

National head of the Diversity and Inclusion practice, Human Capital, Consulting

Juliet BourkeTel: +61 2 9322 7379

Juliet leads the national Diversity and Inclusion practice as a Human Capital partner at Deloitte, helping organisations to develop and implement organisational change strategies which enable diversity, inclusion and flexibility. She regularly works with global executive teams to deliver Deloitte’s inclusive leadership program.

For the twelve years prior to February 2011 Juliet was one of two founding partners of Aequus Partners, a boutique diversity consulting firm combining her experience in employment law and human capital. Prior to this Juliet held a number of government legal/policy roles for the Federal and NSW Governments.

Juliet’s recent key appointments include: Member of the 2020 summit, Chair of the Taskforce on Care Costs (TOCC), Member of the Federal Government’s Work and Family Expert Panel, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Network of Australia (EEONA), Vice President of the NSW EEO Practitioners’ Association (NEEOPA), Board member of the UNSW Australian School of Business’ HR Advisory Committee and the UNSW Industrial Relations Research Centre Board, and Judge of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Diversity@Work Awards.

Juliet’s recent awards include 2007 Women Lawyers Association of NSW (Achievement Award), 2007 University of NSW (Alumni Award) and 2008 Centre for Leadership for Women (Leadership Achievement Silver Award). Juliet was profiled in a 2007 Federal Government publication: “Women entrepreneurs: 18 inspiring tales of small business success”, the 2009 and 2010 “Who’s Who of Australian Women” and the 2010 Orion “Innovative Women” series.

Juliet has lectured in discrimination law at Sydney University (Faculty of Law) and in management at the University of NSW (School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour), and has published widely on employment related issues. She is recognised nationally and internationally as an expert author and speaker on diversity, flexibility and gender equity.

Juliet is the author of Corporate Women, Children, Careers and Workplace Culture (2000, UNSW), co-author of Age Discrimination: Mitigating Risk in the Workplace (2005, CCH) and chapter contributor to Workplace Flexibility: Realigning 20th-century Jobs for a 21st-century Workforce (2010, Cornell University Press) and Women at Work (2010, Tilde Press). 

Juliet holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major), Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws (with Honours).

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