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Webinar | From boomers to millennials: why it’s important to have age diversity in your business
The benefits businesses can get from hiring an age-diverse workforce are immeasurable. The value of experience can not be overestimated, while utilising the skills and insights from a younger generation can keep your business relevant for decades to come.
This webinar delves into the benefits of hiring from the whole age spectrum – from the experienced baby boomers to the millennials, and all that’s in between – and highlights the importance of diversity in the workplace, avoiding unconscious bias and hiring for potential.
As part of the Victorian Small Business Festival, in association with Biz Better Together, an Australian Chamber initiative, listen in on this powerful discussion on age diversity.
Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent
Holly is an experienced non-executive director across the private, government and non-profit sectors. In 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to Chair the G20 Youth Summit. In 2016, Holly became the youngest ever woman appointed to the board of an AFL club with her appointment as Director of Port Adelaide Football Club.
Marissa Sandler, co-founder, Careseekers
Marissa is the co-founder of Careseekers, an online platform that connects people looking for in-home care and support workers with care and support workers. Prior to starting Careseekers Marissa worked as a human rights lawyer for 15 years focusing on women’s rights and the rights of people with disabilities.
The gender equality in the workplace discussion is nothing new. In March, it was revealed that the pay gap is alive and well, with full-time Australian women being paid, on average, 16 per cent less than full-time men. And as of March this year the ASX 200 had just nine women CEOs and 10 women chairing boards.
However, there are women who are shattering those glass ceilings, becoming champions for the women coming up the ranks. In this webinar we discuss what shattering that ceiling really means, and what success can look like for women in the modern workplace.
Nicolette is a non-executive director in the wealth management industry, with board positions in a number of leading companies including UniSuper, OnePath Insurance, Class Limited and SuperEd. Prior to her board career, Nicolette held three General Manager roles at CBA/Colonial First State spanning 14 years as well as senior positions at BT Funds Management and Towers Perrin prior to that. She was appointed to a general manager position at the age of 30 and took her first directorship at 36.
She is author of the book “Not Guilty”, a guide for career mums. In 2014 she was named one of the top 10 "most powerful part-timers".
Danielle always knew that she would one day follow in her Dad's footsteps and was waiting for the light bulb moment. After a trip to the US in 2010, Danielle and her long time friend launched Two Birds Brewing in 2011 and are Australia’s first female owned brewery. Jayne and Danielle take pride in nurturing balanced, flavoursome and approachable brews. In 2014 they found a home in Spotswood Melbourne’s inner west, turning an Engineering and tool making factory into a Brewery and Tasting Room, known as “The Nest”.
As part of the Victorian Small Business Festival, in association with Biz Better Together, an Australian Chamber initiative, listen in on this powerful discussion on gender equality.
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