DCA Research event - Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling

Hosted by Commonwealth Bank
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22 Mar 2018


Following a hugely successful launch last year, DCA is now hosting a special Melbourne event to further explore findings from our Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling research which was developed in partnership with the University of Sydney, Google, Aurecon, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Deloitte.

This ground-breaking research investigated why so few culturally diverse females reach top leadership positions in Australia and what organisations can do to disrupt the status quo.

At this event, MC’d by DCA CEO Lisa Annese, DCA Research Director, Dr Jane O’Leary will overview the key research findings. Prominent company director and DCA Board member, Ming Long, will then share her career experience of being a culturally diverse woman in leadership, and will lead a guest panel to discuss the implications of our research for workplaces:

  • Ryan Burke, Executive Manager, Group Diversity & Inclusion at Commonwealth Bank
  • Mayuri Nathoo, Project Manager, Infrastructure NSW, Aurecon and Diversity and Inclusion Champion 
  • Christy Karamzalis, Industry Head for Financial Services, Google
  • Gina De George, Director Diversity & Inclusion, People & Performance, Deloitte

Register to attend in person in Melbourne          

Who should attend:
DCA encourages attendance by all member organisations, their staff and senior management.  DCA’s charter is to enhance your organisations' diversity capability and external profiles.  We do this by providing members with a range of free events featuring expert thought leaders in the field of D&I.  We encourage senior management and line managers to participate in this free DCA events to further support the work diversity and HR practitioners are doing at the coal face. As a part of our commitment to gender balance, we also encourage male representatives from our member organisations to participate in this event alongside their female and gender diverse colleagues. 

The venue is wheelchair accessible and live-captioning is available at all DCA events. If you require an Auslan interpreter at this event you must RSVP with this requirement ASAP or at least 10 working days prior to the event and we will endeavour to secure this in-demand service for you. If you have any accessibility needs that would assist your participation in the event, please contact us on admin@dca.org.au.

Photo permission:
This event may be photographed, videoed or audio-recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a recording of the event in which you may feature may be posted on DCA’s website or on social media and may also be used in DCA printed materials.  By registering for this DCA event you accept the possibility that your photograph may be taken and the image used or shared by DCA for promotional and educational purposes. If you do not agree to this use please email a request to not be photographed to Melbourne@dca.org.au

Bonus Workshop

Immediately following the research event, a special practitioner-focused workshop will be held designed to help practitioners involved in driving D&I change (e.g. D&I, HR, L&D managers and advisors) identify what actions their organisation can take to build a strong leadership pipeline of culturally diverse women and promote these women into leadership roles.

Who can attend: HR, D&I and Learning & Development Practitioners. A prerequisite of the Aurecon workshop is attendance at the earlier CBA research event. 

Format: Interactive small group style with places strictly limited to 40.

Location: Aurecon Melbourne: 850 Collins Street, Docklands

Time: 11:00am - 12.30pm

Email to register expressions of interest in participating in this workshop