Diversity Leadership Program - Using technology to enhance diversity and inclusion

Hosted by Twitter Australia
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Date: Thursday 6 Jun 2019
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm 

Twitter C/- Citigroup Centre,
Level 39, 2 Park Street

Bookings close: 04 Jun 2019

At this Diversity Leadership Program event hosted by Twitter in Sydney, we will discuss how inclusion should be a key factor in the development and use of technologies.

Technology plays a crucial role in how organisations deliver their services and how they communicate with their audiences, whether that be employees or customers. Yet ensuring it is inclusive isn't always considered. More can be done to address this situation as our two great speakers will explain.

Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner, will talk about her role in promoting online inclusion and safety for all Australians.

In addition, Dr Manisha Amin, CEO, The Centre for Inclusive Design, will explain the role technology can play in access and inclusion.

DCA’s Members & Advisory Director Mariam Veiszadeh will then moderate a panel discussion exploring leading practice in this area and how organisations can ensure their technology and communications platforms to enhance diversity and inclusion. Additional guest speakers will include:

  1. Kara Hinesley, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Australia and New Zealand at Twitter
  2. David Masters, Corporate Affairs Director and Disability and Accessibility lead, Microsoft
  3. Herin Hentry, Web Accessibility Specialist, Secretary's Department, Reserve Bank of Australia
  4. Dr Manisha Amin, CEO, The Centre for Inclusive Design


FREE to members (in-person or on-line); $185 to non-members (in-person only)

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Diversity Leadership Program

This event is part of DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program, which provides an opportunity to hear the latest on leading practice in workplace diversity and inclusion – from organisations, social commentators, academics and thought leaders within the diversity field.

Who should attend

All DCA members. As a part of our commitment to gender balance at DCA events, we particularly encourage male representatives to attend this event alongside their female and gender diverse colleagues. We also recommend encouraging those in senior leadership roles to attend this particular event. Attendance at DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.


The venue is wheelchair accessible and at this event we will feature live-captioning. 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. The event recording and transcript will be made available on the DCA website after the event. If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at 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