Mariam Veiszadeh joining DCA Team

Mariam Veiszadeh, DCA Members and Advisory Director (commencing January 2019)
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DCA is delighted to announce the appointment of Mariam Veiszadeh as our new Members and Advisory Director Mariam will commence in this role in January 2019.

Busting myths about Indigenous Australians

Acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we live,work and play is just the beginning.... The Art of Inclusion (Words against a background of different coloured sands.)
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The Hon Linda Burney MP, the first Aboriginal woman elected to the House of Representatives and Karen Mundine, Reconciliation Australia CEO, outline ways workplaces can bridge the cultural and professiona gaps that exist for Indigenous Australians in the latest episode of The Art of Inclusion.

Sexual harassment and gender inequality after #MeToo.

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Workplace sexual harassment is on the rise. In our latest podcast episode, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, and journalist Tracey Spicer provide insightful recommendations on how we can take action to reverse this alarming trend.

When leaders talk about their own mental health

The Art of Inclusion - Talking Heads
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The latest episode of DCA's The Art of Inclusion podcast, ‘Talking Heads’, looks at the role leaders play in creating mentally healthy workplaces and the importance of admitting vulnerability.

Out in the Open - An executive talks about the business of transitioning

Heading The Art of Inclusion - Out in the Open with series of modern art silhouettes of heads
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Aram Hosie is a transgender rights advocate and executive who identifies as a binary presenting trans man. His story provides valuable insights into the issues and myths around transitioning.

One transgender executive’s success story defies a dark trend for the LGBTIQ+ community

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Aram Hosie – a transgender executive and member of Victoria’s LGBTIQ Taskforce, speaks publically about his success story as part of Diversity Council Australia’s new podcast series, The Art of Inclusion.

DCA's CEO named one of The Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence

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Diversity Council Australia is delighted that its CEO, Lisa Annese, has been named one of The Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence for 2018.

DCA's new podcast now available

The Art of Inclusion. A podcast series by Diversity Council Australia
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DCA's podcast 'The Art of Inclusion' is now available. Download and listen to the first episode which flips the script on ‘African gangs’ and race, and asks: how can we all do cultural diversity better?

Diversity Council Australia debunks ‘African gangs’ narrative as new podcast is released

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Consider the facts before judging the South Sudanese community in Melbourne. Evidence shows that Melbourne is not in crisis due to 'African gang violence'. DCA has release a statement outlining reality and talks to those involved in the first episode of its podcast 'The Art of Inclusion".

New Resource Available: Out at Work - From Prejudice to Pride

New Out at Work Resources Available with photo of all the presenters at the launch event
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The report Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride examines why LGBTIQ+ individuals share or conceal their LGBTIQ+ identity or status at work and what Australian organisations can do to make their workplace safe and inclusive for LGBTIQ+ workers to be themselves.

Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride

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Two thirds of LGBTIQ+ employees in Australia are not out to everyone with whom they work and this significantly compromises their wellbeing and performance, according to new research released by DCA in partnership with RMIT University, the Star Observer, Deloitte and QBE.

Young People & the Future of the Workforce

United Nations International Youth Day
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Workplace strategies that target characteristics of generations or generational stereotypes can be harmful to younger workers. Five early career starters share their insights into barriers they have experienced and how organisations can create more inclusive workplaces for young people.

Stop seeing mental health in the workplace through a lens of deficit and risk - DCA Oration with The Hon Julia Gillard

The Hon Julia Gillard at lecturn giving Anna McPhee Memorial Oration
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The Hon Julia Gillard AC, delivering the DCA Anna McPhee Memorial Oration tells Australian businesses to see diversity and inclusion (D&I) through a different lens, with mental health as a key focus.

The Hon Julia Gillard: Workplaces need to embrace mental health in D&I

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Delivering DCA's Oration, The Hon Julia Gillard AC, Chair of beyondblue and former Prime Minister, said Australian businesses need to see diversity and inclusion (D&I) through a different lens, with mental health as a key focus.

Focus on Indigenous Executives

Focus on Indigenous Executives - Words over a boardroom table & chairs
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Following the insights provided at the recent DCA Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network event we take a closer look at the significant contribution Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people can make to the C-suite and Boardrooms around Australia.

Refugees work! With industry, not institutions

Panel at Refugee Week event: Moderator Lisa Annese at podium with Hooman Mihanzadeh,  Jo Tabit & Michael Combs on stools to her left.
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Thirty per cent of our refugee intake comes from highly-skilled professionals who fail to get their training and certification recognised. We can think bigger and smarter when it comes to refugees, and industry can lead the way.

DCA welcomes the national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

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DCA welcomes the national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Flexible working and the male carer

Flexible Workind Day 2018 #TackleFlexism with FWD logo.  Also DCA Inclusion Index branding with text "The state of flexibility" and small spring icon
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On Flexible Working Day, we take a look at the troubling attitudes and career consequence that affect men with caring responsibilities, that were exposed by the DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018.

Male carer ‘career trap’ stalling gender equality

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Men who want to work flexibly to care for their families face high levels of discrimination, and are caught in a fault line that threatens Australia’s progress towards gender equality, according to DCA.

Inclusion Nudges: A snapshot

Series of cogs being brought to light with the gentle touch of a finger.  Text:  Nudge It. Building Inclusion through Behavioural Design
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At a recent Gender Equality Network event DCA’s Research Director, Dr Jane O'Leary, delivered an evidence-based overview of inclusion nudges – highlighting what they are, why they’re important, and providing examples of how it works.