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Juliet Bourke

Partner, Consulting

Juliet BourkeTel: +61 2 9322 7379
Office: Sydney

Juliet leads the Australian Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership practice as a Human Capital partner at Deloitte, and co-leads the Australian Leadership practice.  This means that she helps organisations to assess, develop and implement cultural change strategies, with a particular focus on diversity, inclusion and flexibility.  She regularly works with global executive teams to design and deliver leadership programs, including Deloitte’s Inclusive Leadership program.   

Juliet is a member of the Australian firm’s Diversity Council and sits on the University of New South Wales’ Australian School of Business’ HR Advisory Board.

Juliet brings over 20 years’ experience in human capital, management and law to her work. For the twelve years prior to joining Deloitte in 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 and policy roles for the Australian Federal and State Governments, including at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Government and Related Employees Appeal Tribunal Member as the Chair.   

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).  She has published hundreds of articles, white papers and book chapters and is recognised nationally and internationally as an expert author and speaker on the workplace, human capital and diversity.  Recent key publications include “It’s almost (all) about me: Workplace 2030” (2013), “Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup?” (2012), “Inclusive leadership: Will a hug do?” (2012); and “Only skin deep: Re-examining the business case for diversity” (2011).  Juliet was also a 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).  Her current work in progress is entitled “What do you think?  The discipline of collective intelligence and decision-making”.

Juliet’s 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 Australian Federal Government publication: “Women entrepreneurs: 18 inspiring tales of small business success”, the 2010 Orion “Innovative Women” series, and since 2009 she has been included in the “Who’s Who of Australian Women”.

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

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