Events with tag “Culture”

May, 20 7:30 AM CEST
Stage 1
Keynote

Class at Work – Does Social Class Impact Inclusion at Work?

Over the last thirty years, researchers and diversity and inclusion practitioners have begun to challenge inequalities in workplaces through D&I initiatives and programs for a range of diverse groups. But for the most part, they haven’t attempted to answer the question of whether an individual’s social class makes a difference in their experience of inclusion.

 At the Diversity Council Australia, we asked this question as part of our biennial national survey on the State of Inclusion. What we found was that despite the enduring myth of Australia as the land of the opportunity, that social class does in fact make a difference for individuals and their experience of being included in the workplace. We found was strong evidence that people from self-identified lower classes experience more exclusion, discrimination and harassment than people from higher classes.

We also found was that men from the self-identified lower class were among the least supportive for organisations taking action on D&I and were also the least likely to work in organisations taking action on D&I. These results and more reveal that organisations need to consider class when engaging in a conversation around diversity and inclusion.

Speakers
Lisa Annese CEO at Diversity Council Australia
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May, 21 5:30 PM CEST
Stage 2
Keynote

Being an Agent of Inclusive Change for Women in Leadership

This keynote session aims to highlight the keys to become an agent of inclusive change for women in leadership. It includes how gender should be embedded as part of the business strategy, how to support women in leadership on their career path, the strategy needed to develop women leaders, the inclusive policies that corporations should foster regarding women's empowerment at a workplace, and key pillars to build a culture of respect to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. This discussion will give the most important take-aways in order to promote women in leadership positions, a trending topic in the corporate world which needs to be addressed. By working towards women empowerment by having them in leadership positions, it is possible to address gender inequity and foster inclusion at all levels within an organization.

Key learnings:

  • Inclusive policies address gender inequity
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion is good for business
  • A culture of respect fosters gender inclusion


Speakers
Sonali Satpathy Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Well-Being at Schneider Electric
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May, 21 7:30 PM CEST
Stage 2
Keynote

Ensure that your Organization is Veteran-Ready, not just Veteran-Friendly

The veteran population is one of the most diverse yet under-employed populations in the United States—a significant loss to the American workforce when considering the unique value and skillsets veterans bring to companies.


Learn how to both attract and retain veteran talent through:
- Recognizing the value veterans bring to your business
- Assessing where you can improve your veteran retention strategies
- Investing in the veteran community

Speakers
Chris Cortez Vice President of Military Affairs at Microsoft
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May, 22 2:00 PM CEST
Workshop

Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry to Create Cultures of Inclusion

According to NeuroLeadership Institute’s Industry research report a culture of inclusion is one in which the habits of inclusion are not just demonstrated by some of the leaders some of the time, but by all members of the organization, all the time. How do we create such a culture? Appreciative inquiry is a recognized discipline in the field of organizational behavior and development and is a philosophy and orientation to culture change that can reshape how to approach creating a culture of inclusion.



Speakers
Angie L Stewart DEI Program Lead, Facilitator Engagement Program Manager
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May, 25 8:30 PM CEST
Workshop

Culturally Insensitive Language in the Workplace - D&I and Power of Words

Join Genesys Global DE&I Director and Professor, Tandalea Mercer for an examination of culturally insensitive language in the workplace, as well as a look back at how the power of words have shaped many of the developments of the past year. From the historical origins of the divisive language dating back to colonialism to a discussion about how we can move away from it, this talk will cover a lot of ground from how words can disrupt inclusion in the workplace to how they may even incite violence. You will also take away practical examples of how to choose intentionality around language as a force for empathy and positive communication, as well as hear a call to action and how Genesys’ core values tie into this.
Speakers
Tandalea Mercer Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Genesys
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