Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Diversity through Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted a stronger business case for diversity and inclusion. Putting it at the top of your agenda is more important than ever. Organisations with ample diversity and inclusion initiatives were able to respond to the crisis quickly and more effectively, and are recovering faster. 

Diversity and inclusion for a prosperous future

Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

The issue of sexual harassment has never been more prominent and publicised in Australia, a country that once had a proud position of a leader in tackling it head on. Kate has been at the forefront of combatting this issue, and will be discussing the impacts of recent events and the urgency for reform.
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Craig Foster, former Socceroos captain and human rights advocate

Craig is a strong voice for equality and social justice. In 2019 he led a global advocacy campaign to free a young refugee footballer, Hakeem al-Araibi from a Thai prison, where he faced extradition to Bahrain, torture, and probable loss of life. His is a call to all to continue to push for what's right - especially at work.

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Yenn Purkis, autism advocate, author and HR professional

Yenn Purkis is an autistic and non-binary author and public speaker who also has a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. Yenn is the author of seven published books on elements of autism and is a regular blogger and feature writer for Spectrum Women Magazine. Yenn calls for workplaces to adopt a more holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing that is diverse and inclusive of all.

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Research by McKinsey and Co. shows how important D&I remains even through a crisis – if companies don’t prioritise D&I, not only will their bottom lines suffer, but their own people’s lives too. Diverse talent is important to maintain

D&I is not a 'luxury we can’t afford to have'. It’s a business imperative. Join us at this year’s Diversity and Inclusion Conference to learn from top D&I leaders on how to build an organisation that thrives through any crisis.


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