29 April 2016

Want your organisation to become more diverse?

Diversity in Action Summit

Smart businesses know diverse workforces generate more creative solutions. According to global research by McKinsey, gender-diverse companies are 15 per cent more likely to perform better than average, while ethnically diverse companies are 35 per cent more likely.

Our “Diversity in Action” summit on 19 August will focus on diversity as a business issue and discuss practical suggestions for taking action.

Speakers include Lieutenant General David Morrison, named 2016 Australian of the Year for his work on gender equality and inclusion, and Dr Marlene Kanga, President Elect of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, who has developed a strategic framework for diversity in engineering workplaces. Also speaking will be EY partner Susan Doughty, a recognised industry expert in the design of contemporary reward strategies and solutions, and Dr Michelle Dickinson, a senior lecturer in engineering at the University of Auckland also known as Nanogirl.

A panel discussion will feature Steve Abley FIPENZ, whose firm Abley Transportation Consultants encourages diversity and flexibility; Lana West, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Bank of New Zealand; and Malaysian electrical engineer Dr Wai Yie Leong.

If you’re in a leadership role and concerned that 30 per cent of women leave engineering within five to 10 years after graduation, then this event is for you.

Find out more and register your interest