Experience and accomplishments spanning more than 20 years

March 8, 2024 BY

Geelong Football Club Vice-President, Diana Taylor, uses her own experience to assist readers in setting out rules and life lessons in her book.

Diana Taylor has accumulated a wealth of experience and accomplishments across the legal, business, community, and sports realms for more than two decades.

A dedicated community builder with a life mission to enhance outcomes for others, Diana’s commitment to leadership with integrity is evident in her actions and public engagements.

A trailblazer in Australian Rules Football administration, Diana holds unparalleled experience as the inaugural female president of a men’s metropolitan football league, the first woman appointed to the Victorian Football League Tribunal, and the first female vice-president in the 165-year history of the Geelong Football Club.

In recognition of her 25 years of service to Australian rules football and her devoted contributions to the Geelong community, Diana was honoured by the Australian Government in 2024, being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.

Beyond her roles as a lawyer, business owner, company director, and author, Diana, a Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Award recipient, is deeply passionate about community development.

Alongside an incredible team of people, she has successfully established a world-class palliative care centre based at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds – Anam Cara House Geelong.

Diana has emerged as a sought-after keynote speaker, sharing her insights on leadership and empowerment.

Her experiences in navigating traditionally male-dominated spaces, coupled with her commitment to community and diverse professional background, make her a compelling and inspiring speaker on the subject of leadership.

Diana rejects the notion of maintaining the “status quo” as a leader and collaborates with her audiences to understand their motivations.

She provides clear guidance to shape ideas and encourages innovative perspectives, urging her audiences to continually strive for their own greatness.

Diana has several keynote presentations that she can offer interested audiences, including:
The Female Leader: built to lead, last and create legacy
Planning for Greatness: mastering the elements of the strategic planning process and leading for organisational and personal greatness
Community Leadership: building a better future, one deliberate action at a time, and
Sport and Leadership: applying lessons from the on field and off field sporting environment to excel in leadership.

In addition to her achievements in the legal, business, and sports domains, Diana is also an author.

Her book, The Playbook: crossing the white line to succeed in life, business and the AFL was written to assist readers to set out rules and life lessons by using her own experience that’s real and authentic and can be tailored to suit each individual reader.

For more information, head to dianataylor.com.au