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Diana Ryall AM

Advocate for

Gender equity
Safety of women
Environment and climate action
Integrity in politics

Diana Ryall AM

Advocate for

Gender equity
Safety of women
Environment and climate action
Integrity in politics

“I want to challenge all Australians to embrace equality, better understand personal bias, think differently about diversity and support all people to achieve their goals.”

Diana Ryall AM

Diana Ryall, leading by example

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Disruptive

As the first female leader of an IT company (Apple) in Australia, Diana Ryall has been innovating and disruptor throughout her career. She is not afraid to speak up and is well-known for her efforts to challenge people to think differently, to bring equity to workplaces, action on climate, and integrity in politics.

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Expert

Through her high profile roles in corporate leadership, business consultancy, advocacy groups and charitable projects, Diana Ryall developed a deep passion and expertise for helping organisations to become more inclusive and embrace diversity thereby increasing their business success.

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Distinguished

Diana Ryall became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2010 for her significant contribution to the education community, her commitment and support to the advancement of women, and her ongoing and wide-reaching charitable work.

Diana was named one of the top 100 AFR Women of Influence in 2018.

Not afraid to speak up

"I value integrity, fairness, support of those less fortunate, both within Australia and overseas, and I am always on the lookout for opportunities to challenge people to think differently.

I genuinely strive to say what I believe needs to be heard and to help people make the changes that need to be made."

What's Diana saying today?

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Xplore for Success

Diana is founder of Xplore for Success, a company that drives equity and inclusion through career programs, workshops, executive coaching, leadership development, books and events.

With a firm focus on woman, Xplore has helped over 18,000 women reach their career aspirations. Xplore is now headed up by CEO Amanda Webb.

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Passion for Democracy

Diana is passionate about integrity, climate action and inclusion as key political needs for an active democracy.

She is an active supporter of candidates who are aligned with these values and who truly represent their communities.

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Recognition for Women

As a recipient of an Order of Australia medal herself, Diana seeks to inspire other women known to her to nominate and be recognised for their work. She is also a regular sponsor of organisations that actively work to identify women they believe are deserving of nomination.

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Passion for the Environment

Diana is a firm climate change believer and is frustrated by delays. Leaving a legacy of a climate in which our future generations can flourish is vitally important to her and she is a vocal supporter to drive this change.

Our environment and our native animals need far more protection in order for them to thrive. Diana will continue to agitate for faster change.

The 'Di' in Diversity

ABOUT DI

 

Di Ryall is quite literally, the 'Di' in Diversity.

Beginning her career as a high school maths teacher and computer programmer, Diana Ryall made a name for herself when she became Managing Director of Apple Australia — the first woman in Australia to lead an IT company. 

Beyond Apple, her company, Xplore, has been driving equity and inclusion through career programs, coaching, leadership development, books and events in some of Australia's biggest organisations for more than 20 years.

While stepping back from the workplace, Diana is still a leading voice and advocate for equality in Australia, pushing for change in gender equity, the environment, climate action, and integrity in politics. 

In 2010, Diana became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant charitable and professional contributions.

 

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Get in touch with Diana Ryall AM

Advocate for

Gender equity | Safety of women
Environment and climate action | Integrity in politics

Get in touch with Diana Ryall AM

Advocate for

Gender equity
Safety of women
Environment and climate action
Integrity in politics

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