I talked with Di Gipey last year as she finished up as CEO of Women’s Safety Services in Alice Springs. An indigenous woman from Western Australia she explained why grace, compassion and kindness are so important to her. She shared leadership moments including how she learned that knowing and accepting who you are makes you a more effective leader able to bring about change. A victim of domestic violence and sexual assault herself, Di gives us a timely reminder what a safe working environment means along with practical steps a leader can take to support victims in the workplace. With the tragic case of a family killed in Brisbane last week, we are reminded how terrible domestic family violence can be.