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Just some of our over 130 participants and speakers from our September 15 Summit

2020 Summit
"There is no more important time than now to be working in diversity and inclusion. Diversity is everywhere and inclusion being identified by everyone"
The bi-annual EEON Inclusion & Diversity Summit is completed! we had many engaged practitioners all working towards a common goal to learn, think, & do!

Summit Feedback

The 2020 Enabling Inclusion and Diversity Summit gathered people and organisations from across Australia who truly value diversity and inclusion.we shared people’s lived experience of diversity and those who have inspired change.
In the spirit of humility, it was wonderful to be connected to the EEON community and to know there are many who want to make a difference to the lived experience of every human being. we've only scratched the surface. Collectively we can achieve so much more.
Another week of lockdown in Melbourne is done & dusted! This week's unquestionable highlight (and probably the best virtual event I have attended so far this year) was Tuesday's Equal Employment Opportunity Network (EEON) Learn Think Do Summit. HUGE thank you to all the organisers and speakers. This was an amazing, inclusive, accessible event and I can't wait for the next one!
Well done Roman and the EEON team. Great to see diversity of thought and rich discussions at each of the breakout rooms. An important and valuable day, thanks!
Congratulations, Roman and the EEON team! What a fantastic line up of guest speakers, and an amazing interactive audience. Great conversations!
Amazing event!! There was a richness in diversity that translated to quality discussions re: D&I solutions! Thank you to all the speakers and Equal Employment Opportunity Network (EEON) team.
It was a fantastic day, I felt so energised by all the presentations and being around so many other amazing practitioners – even virtually! Everyone did a fantastic job transferring it online. Huge congratulations and I hope you have a restful weekend ahead.
Thanks to the fearless Roman Ruzbacky and the panel involved for your enormous efforts to change the narrative on D&I.
Congratulations on a successful summit. I got a lot out of the speakers and sessions.
Congratulations on presenting an excellent highly informative and interactive summit, quite an achievement in the digital space! Lucy and I found it a really valuable way to make new connections with people who may be interested in helping us champion the cause of mature aged workers and job seekers.
Yesterday’s summit was an absolute treat, … we at the TIO, were energised, motivated and deeply reflective (of where we are at the moment and the potential we have). Thank you for curating an inspiring day. The line up of diverse speakers, Adrian Price’s magic in keeping all connected virtually, Lachlan Fairburn MAITD’s facilitation, the safe spaces available throughout the day for deeper conversations, and your leadership, Roman Ruzbacky – one of the best events I attended in quiet some time! We look forward to the proceedings and presentations from the summit – and our continuous engagement with the EEON.

Our great team

Our Facilitator

Lachlan Fairburn


Fadzi Whande

Principal Consultant Diversity and Inclusion, Western Power .

How workplaces can bring healing by embracing racial equity in the Inclusion agenda.

Asif Sadiq MBE

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Adidas

The Journey from Diversity and Inclusion to Belonging.

Russell James

Head of Indigenous Affairs, Coles Group

Applying business principles to drive inclusion outcomes

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Karen Farquharson

Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Melbourne

Unpacking white privilege in diversity management

Acknowledgement of country by

Karen Milward

Conversation Leads

Navanita Bhattacharya

Winitha Bonney

Ahmet Keskin

Michelle Sheppard

Duncan Smith

Chrissy Thomson

Celia Tran

Celia Tran

Additional Conversation leads from the EEON Committee

Supporting Activities by

Amy Love head pic

Amy Love

Diversity & inclusion Manager, RMIT

Tiffany Lo Head pic

Tiffany Lo

Managing Partner, FLEX People Group

Rezza Moieni

Project Director, Cultural Infusion

Duncan Smith

Principal ADC Associates

Wendy Lundgaar

Principal Consultant and CEO, Win-Win Workplace Strategies Pty Ltd

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