AHRI QLD Conference 2024

13 and 14 June, Shangri La, Cairns

Ellie Watts

Senior Relationship Manager · Pride in Diversity


Ellie Watts (she/they) is a Senior Relationship Manager with Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion.  

Based in Brisbane, Ellie works with organisations across government, private, higher education and not-for-profit sectors to increase their LGBTQ inclusion strategy, culture and capability. Additionally, Ellie leads the Bi+ Inclusion Initiative at Pride in Diversity and co-authored the 2022 publication “Being Seen: A Spotlight on Bi+ Inclusion in the Workplace.” 

As a prominent strategic leader and subject matter expert in workplace diversity and inclusion, Ellie champions equity, wellbeing, and social justice. Ellie’s extensive experience encompasses navigating the complexities of intersectionality, including diverse sexuality and gender identity, neurodiversity, and disability. Ellie’s own journey growing up in Regional Queensland as a non-binary, bisexual, neurodivergent individual fuels their strong belief in the importance of visible role models and storytelling to promote understanding and inclusion.