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IDAHOBIT Day 2021 – a reflection

May 17th is a very important day  It is : The International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination 31 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Finally, it was recognised that people like me are not broken or damaged because of our sexuality. Cue the Celebrations 🎉, Hang out…

Inter-generational Diversity within the Workplace

by Jeff Teale – Business Director – scouted.hr ~ Sourcing & building trusted relationships with the best Human Resources & Internal Talent Acquisition professionals across Australia Last week I attended a presentation on ‘Inter-generational Diversity within the workplace’ hosted by EEON (Equal Employment Opportunity Network) and delivered by an accomplished HR Professional Kevin Henderson, Director, Human Resources, for Eli Lilly Australia Pty…
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Darlington Statement

The Equal Employment Opportunity Network Affirms the Darlington Statement and supports equal rights and protections for all intersex people both in Australia and Worldwide. This is a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, in March 2017. It sets out the priorities and calls by the intersex human rights movement in our countries, under…
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Women of Colour Conference

Introducing ColourFULL – Australia’s first leadership and entrepreneurship conference for women of colour! If you are a woman of colour and you want to: Take your career to the next level Be a leader of impact and influence Create change in your life and find your next job Take action and be supported to turn your dreams into a reality…
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Kausar Sreckov Profile

Growing up in a family of three in the beautiful island of Mauritius, at the age of 2, Kausar suffered from encephalitis and lost all mobility to walk, sit and speak. With several years of physio and speech therapy, Kausar got control over her sitting and around 90% of her speech. She was also able to stand using the support…
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4th Annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Conference

The 4th Annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity conference is back! This leading conference, back for the fourth year running, features over 35 diverse speakers, 7 solution-focused case studies, and a number of interactive panels, roundtable sessions and inspirational keynotes to help you to implement best practice D&I strategies at Account1. Key speakers on this year’s agenda include: Senator Janet Rice,…
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Intergenerational Diversity and Exclusion – Lifting the Cloak of Invisibility

Many organisations across Australia now see Diversity and Inclusion as a business imperative that contributes to productive and happy workplaces. McKinsey suggested that gender and ethnic diversity are clearly correlated with profitability. With greater diversity (cognitive and by attribute), including diversity conscious and inclusive practices, job satisfaction, job engagement, career development opportunities and retention improves. Homogenous teams have their limitations…
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Do We Believe This Is The Best Men Can Be?

by:  Tamara Seif, Principal, Gravitas Consulting Services Gillette’s latest video advertising campaign for its men’s razors with the title: “We believe: The best men can be …” has evoked outrage in some circles for demonising of the male gender as intrinsically bad and incapable of refraining from horrible and unacceptable behaviour. In fact, as recently pointed out by one of my professional colleagues,…
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Engaging with the Backlash Towards Gender Equity Initiatives

Engaging with the backlash towards gender equity initiatives – insights from a male D&I practitioner Do I really want to talk about backlash? I was slightly apprehensive when asked to be recently interviewed about male backlash. It’s an issue that has been on the minds of diversity and inclusion researchers and practitioners for some time. Being familiar with some of…
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Juliet Bourke: The Diversity and Inclusion Revolution

On October 9 EEON welcomed Juliet Bourke, speaking on the Diversity and Inclusion Revolution. It was exciting to see a packed house and so many new people join us for the informative and engaging presentation. It was a terrific session that focused on a leader driven approach to diversity & inclusion. If you’d like to learn more about the presentation,…
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Should Diversity Remain Top of the Recruitment Agenda?

Article by Tamara Seif Gravitas, EEON Committee Member  According to annual HR CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK) 41% of business leaders and over 2,780 market executives across 21 countries (includes US, Canada and Australia) shows that there is global confidence in business growth, also positively impacting recruitment for diversity. Diversity has shot to the top of the…

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Network creates opportunities for professionals to learn, network, share their expertise and experiences and showcase examples of best practice in diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including emerging diversity issues. We encourage all members to provide feedback and suggestions for future events and webinars, and speakers.

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