Wednesday 18 October
11:40 - 12:10 | Keynote Theatre
Equality Does NOT Equal Fair: Let’s talk about Equity
Imagine everyone is given the same-sized ladder to reach their coveted destination. That’s equality in action! But is it truly fair? Equity acknowledges that everyone has different needs and that genuine fairness involves removing barriers and providing the necessary resources and opportunities to ensure everyone can succeed, regardless of their starting point.In this enlightening talk, we break down the crucial difference between equality and equity, challenge the common belief that equality always leads to fairness and and address the discomfort that can arise.
We discuss why equity is the preferred approach for addressing disparities in access and opportunities in our communities and workplaces and how implementing equity measures not only promotes fairness but can benefit everyone.Prepare to gain valuable insights and actionable strategies for advocating for both yourself and others.