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Diversity in your business isn’t a vanity exercise. It actually impacts your effectiveness – in the positive. As the new financial year takes hold, we talk about the economics of diversity.
As part of the Great Australian Workplace series, tune into this month’s webinar to hear from Gemma Lloyd, co-founder, Diverse City Careers and change agent Jen Dalitz FCPA on how a diverse workforce can improve your bottom line.
Gemma Lloyd, co-founder of Diverse City Careers
Gemma Lloyd is a social entrepreneur, having co-founded Diverse City Careers, served on two not-for-profit boards within IT and established another not-for-profit organisation for diversity and inclusion professionals.
Jen Dalitz FCPA, Change Agent
Jen Dalitz is a change agent, specialising in gender diversity and business strategy. Jen has been a Telstra Business Awards finalist and the recipient of an Edna Ryan Workplace Award for improving the working conditions of Australian women.
On Australia, 2.1 million people of working age have a disability. For some, their disability does not impact greatly on every day life. For others, working with a disability can mean restricting their options in particular vocations.
For young job seekers it’s tough. Fifteen to 24-year-olds are 10 times more likely to experience discrimination due to their disability than those over 54. In more than half of those instances the employer is the source of that discrimination.
What do employers need to know? How can business owners ensure that they’re including people with disabilities in their diverse workplaces?
- Ken Baker, chief executive, National Disability Services
- Jessica May, founder of Enabled Employment
While workplaces – and laws – have come a long way in recent times, 39 per cent of the LGBTI community do not disclose their sexuality at work. While some reasonably argue it is nobody’s business, for others fear of exclusion prevents them from bringing their true selves to their workplace.
We look at what employers can do to foster an inclusive culture in their business – from policies to education and all that’s in between – to build a more welcoming and productive workplace.
As part of the newest Great Australian Workplace series, tune into this webinar to hear from people who have worked towards creating inclusive workforces.
- JoAnna Ferrari - Celebrated business leader and transgender community advocate
- Ross Wetherbee - Senior Program Manager, Pride in Diversity
Being an entrepreneur is hard work. The journey can be filled with risk, stress, excitement and pride at various points in time – it’s smooth sailing for some and a roller-coaster for the ill-prepared or unlucky. Our speakers share their tales of starting a business from scratch, where they found support, and pass on tips that will empower entrepreneurs, from getting your idea off the ground through to the challenges of being a leader.
- Andre Eikmeier, co-founder and joint CEO, Vinomofo
- Adam Schwab, co-founder, Lux Group
Join the webinar discussion exploring how creating a healthy workplace actually makes good business sense, and hear some cautionary tales of what happens when it goes wrong.
With the modern workplace evolving into an older workforce as average retirement ages spikes, leadership techniques may need to be re-examined for employees and employers alike.
Tune into this month’s webinar, part of The Great Australian Workplace series, exploring how you can improve the quality of your management and leadership style.
- Andrew Conway FIPA FFA, Institute of Public Accountants, Chief Executive Officer
- Sarah Liu, The Dream Collective, Founder and Director
In association with Smart Company, listen in on the discussion around working towards an environment that values employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Cherie Curtis, CEO, Revelian
- Ramon Martinez, CEO and founder, ANPO Experience
In association with Smart Company, listen in on the discussion around workplace law, payroll and superannuation requirements for SMEs.
- Tracy Angwin, CEO, Australian Payroll Association
- Katie Sweatman, K&L Gates, Senior associate in the Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety team
As part of Small Business Festival Victoria, join this engaging conversation looking at the future of the workplace exploring issues to do with technology, diversity, innovation and an ageing population.
In this free webinar, brought to by Small Business Festival Victoria, and in association with Smart Company, take part in the discussion around how your business can hone its focus to become genuinely future-thinking.
This is a must for all astute business operators.
- Jan Owen, CEO,Foundation for Young Australians
- Dr Amantha Imber, innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of Australia’s leading innovation consultancy Inventium
In association with Smart Company, listen in on the discussion around creating a flexible workplace to empower your employees.
- Tristan White, CEO, The Physio Group
- Bridget Loudon, Chief Executive Officer, Expert360