More than half of Australia’s population was born overseas or has a parent who was. Of the 4 million people who speak a language other than English at home, close to 1.3 million speak an Asian language. However the leadership in our public and private sectors do not represent this diversity.
Unconscious bias and discrimination in the workplace inhibits opportunities for recognition and promotion
Differing cultural and social norms lead to misguided perceptions of leadership capability
Lack of domestic networks coupled with language barriers impact confidence and chances to participate
Insufficient opportunities for migrants and refugees to engage in skilled work and mainstream society are limited
DAWN Conversation Series
Through DAWN Conversation you will hear from influential leaders and trailblazers to help build your confidence and overcome these barriers.
Our recent DAWN Conversation has explored cultural diversity within leadership.
What can we do to shift the dial and encourage culturally diverse leadership? How does a sense of belonging play into culturally diverse talent aspirations for leadership roles?
Rebecca Lim, Westpac’s Group Counsel and Thang Ngo, Managing Director of Identity Communications have shared their insights on Belonging & Identity.