Taryn Brumfitt

Taryn Brumfitt

Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Australian of the Year in 2023

Taryn Brumfitt is an award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author and internationally sought-after keynote speaker. Named Australian of the Year in 2023, she is a fiercely passionate advocate for social change whose message has reached more than 200 million people across the globe.


Taryn is the co-executive Director of The Embrace Collective, founder of the Body Image Movement, director of the EMBRACE and EMBRACE KIDS films and author of five books. Her global crusade to help people embrace their bodies has seen her recognised by UN Women, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, and the Geena Davis Institute.


Taryn has taken her message around the world, from some of the most remote Australian communities all the way to the White House, and everywhere in between. She has delivered more than 250 keynote addresses, presenting at the National Press Club, SXSW and Harvard University, while her talk at Google HQ in Silicon Valley was live-streamed to every Google office worldwide.


In 2018, she was recognised in the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence awards and received the SA Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership from Women and Leadership Australia. She was also crowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year, South Australia, and was named as General Electric’s highest-rated speaker.


With a powerful, universal message and unwavering commitment to her cause, Taryn Brumfitt is a true force to be reckoned with.

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Body Image. The Scourge of The Next Generation. Whose Responsibility Is It?

Brands, marketers and platforms alike must prioritise, strengthen and lead the way when it comes to inclusion within their content, while at the same time reflecting the audiences they serve. So, why is it still not a priority? And whose responsibility is it? Join Sunita Gloster AM in discussion with body image pioneer and 2023 Australian of the Year Taryn Brumfitt, alongside Pinterest Managing Director Melinda Petrunoff, as they shine a light on the responsibility the industry has in championing and embracing inclusion.
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