“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, leading by example
In the media and on stage
The 'Di' in Diversity
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 equality and inclusion through career programs, coaching, leadership development, books and events in some of Australia's biggest organisations for more than 16 years.
Diana is now a leading voice and advocate for equality in Australia. She is committed to a number of NFP organisations aligned to her values and is a regular leader and ambassador for these causes.
In 2010, Diana became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant charitable and professional contributions.
Diana was named one of the top 100 AFR Women of Influence in 2018.