Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Virtual Conference 2023

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Embracing DEI as a strategic advantage for your organisation

Harness the current optimism and momentum surrounding DEI to drive sustainable initiatives that make a measurable impact in your workplace.

The myth of merit

Let’s step forward, united by the goal of driving profound change and engage in a discussion that will prompt you to introspect, and explore strategies to dismantle the systems that perpetuate disadvantage and leave a legacy of empowerment and equality.

With speaker:

Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb (she/her)

Navigating the corporate role in DEI

Explore the role of organisations in bridging societal divides and achieving genuine DEI momentum.

Amplifying lived experience

Uncover the transformative power of voices in shifting mindsets and culture.

Data analysis and reporting

Harness the potential of data effectively to foster equitable workplaces and make informed decisions.

Unlocking leadership

Unpack the experiences of culturally and racially diverse women in senior leadership positions in corporate Australia.

Beyond rainbow-washing

Cultivate true allies who drive meaningful change and create an inclusive workplace.

Mental wellness and inclusion

Delve deep into the strategies and practices that leading organisations use to empower individuals and organisations to thrive.

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Your virtual conference experience

Attend from anywhere

Join us live from a location that suits you, or access session recordings after the event if you can’t attend on the day.

Expand your network

Connect with attendees from all over Australia to discuss challenges and explore opportunities together.

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Access a digital library of tools and content to support your learning and development, before, during and after the live event.

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Antoinette Lattouf, broadcaster, journalist, author, diversity advocate and mental health ambassador. Phtoto by Peter Morris/Sydney Heads

Antoinette Lattouf (she/her)

Conference Host

Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb (she/her)

Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster

Aunty Munya Andrews

Aunty Munya Andrews

Aboriginal Elder, Cultural Educator and Director of Evolve Communities

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Dr Bree Gorman (they/them)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

Matt Haanappel OAM PLY

Matt Haanappel OAM PLY (he/him)

National DEI Manager · AUSTSWIM

Michelle Sheppard

Michelle Sheppard (she/her)

Presenter, Advocate, and Trainer

Rezza Moieni

Rezza Moieni (he/him)

Chief Technology Officer and Project Director · Cultural Infusion

Roman Ruzbacky

Roman Ruzbacky (he/him)

Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion · Cultural Infusion

Dominic Taranto

Dominic Taranto (they/them)

Diversity & Inclusion Lead, People & Performance · EPA Victoria

Tammy Pararajasingham

Tamara Pararajasingham (she/her)

General Manager of Impact and Innovation · Uniting

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Keri Le Page (she/her)

Inclusion & Diversity Lead · Australia & New Zealand, Mars

Dr Ruth Vine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Dr Ruth Vine

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health

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Jono Nicholas

Managing Director · The Wellbeing Outfit and Chief Mental Health Advisor for EY Oceania

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Dr Clinton Schultz

Director, First Nations Strategy and Partnerships, Head of First Nations Research, Black Dog Institute

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Natasha de Silva

Principal, Intersection

Dr Marlene Kanga AO

Dr Marlene Kanga AO FTSE FREng FAICD

Chair, Non-Executive Director, Engineer, Entrepreneur, and Diversity Activist

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Melanie Fernandez

General Manager Policy, Communications & Research, CEW

Rhonda Brighton-Hall (1)

Rhonda Brighton-Hall FCPHR

Founder and CEO, mwah – Making Work Absolutely Human

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Sugandha Chapman (she/her)

Senior Manager of Client Delivery, Inkling Group

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