Sapphire Inspire Award Winner Fireside Chat

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Sapphire Inspire Award Winner Fireside Chat

June 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sapphire Inspire Award Winner Fireside Chat

The Sapphire Inspire Award recognises work done by an individual to contribute to a culture of inclusion for LGBTQ women, recognising that there are additional barriers for people who are LGBTQ and an under-represented gender. This year’s Sapphire Inspire Award Winner is Nic Hennessy from Woolworths, and our Sapphire co-convenors Nicki Elkin and Jess Mayers will be sitting down with Nic to find out more about her, the work she has done for greater inclusion of LGBTQ women and non-binary people who may be perceived as women in their workplace, and what inspires her. Join us online and be inspired!

Wed 30th June, 12:30pm – 1:30pm (AEST)

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Nic Hennessy (she/her)

Nic Hennessy is a Culture, Change and Talent Professional at Woolworths and Co-Chair of Proud at Woolworths Group. Nic identifies as a cisgender bisexual woman and uses the pronouns she/her.

Nic has worked in the Retail Industry for over 15 years now, and has held roles in Operations, Finance, Communications, CSR and Culture and People. She also holds an MBA from the University of Wollongong – Sydney Business School. What she is really passionate about is helping people be the best, most authentic versions of themselves, and creating an environment where they can bring their full selves to work; particularly for LGBTQ+ identifying people.

As a part of her work with the Proud Committee, she also co-hosts a podcast called the ‘LGBTQ+, Let’s Get Behind The Questions Podcast’ – a podcast dedicated to creating a sense of community, inclusion and allyship by sharing the stories of Woolworths’ own team members. This is the ideal job for Nic, because as her co-host and Co-Chair Nick Christian says, “She can talk underwater with a mouth full of marbles!”

Nic is also currently volunteering with Out for Australia, and The Pinnacle Foundation.

On the weekends and in her down time, Nic enjoys spending time with her fiancé Laura and family & friends, battles with her TikTok addiction (guilty!) and is known for cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


June 30
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm