Equal Employment Opportunity Network – Get with the Program in 2018

………another year of insightful, educational, workplace changing events

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb”…Winston Churchill.

And so, begins another year of hope, optimism and will. The slow uphill climb, the painstaking pace of change, the uncertainty of what lays ahead, the journey. Small meaningful steps or bold moves. It all adds up.  

What has been remarkable in 2017 is the growth in our profession (diversity & inclusion & equity), the sharing of our knowledge and strategies, heightened awareness of D&I, a raised public consciousness, acts of individual and collective courage, campaigning and personal story telling. I can’t think of any area of diversity, inclusion and equity not significantly impacted in 2017.

However, as we build on these strengths, looking back – Have we engaged the unengaged? Have we permeated mainstream thinking and practices? Have we had the licence, autonomy and resources to act? Have we had the impact we wanted? Have all voices been heard in setting the agenda? Have we enabled? Have we shifted hearts and minds?


The Equal Employment Opportunity Network http://www.eeon.org.au/  is proud to be part of this journey.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that aims to creates opportunities for its members and supporters to learn and exchange information about current Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Employment Opportunity issues. We aim to provide a dynamic and supportive network and access to quality events and forums. We are based in Melbourne and have been serving the community for over 25 years.

In 2018, we’ll continue to create these opportunities and continue to add depth to the conversation. We promote fresh and innovative thinking through our monthly newsletters including, seminars, forums, latest research, articles, books, etc.,

In 2018, we are proud to bring you some stimulating, inspiring, thought provoking events, including:

  • 20 March event – Quietly Powerful Women – Unlocking Hidden Talent, Megumi Miki
  • Early May event – Dyslexia: Unlocking the hidden potential of 10% of every workforce, Zevi Inbar
  • June event – Same sex marriage – anticipated changes to work policies practices (speaker tbc)
  • AUGUST 7: One Day Summit: Learn, Think, Do
  • September event – Diversity & Inclusion in rural and regional settings, Bendigo (tbc)
  • October event – Diversity of thinking and collective Intelligence, Juliette Bourke
  • November event – theme Cultural & Linguistic Diversity – Tom Verghese (in partnership with Australian Intercultural Society)
  • Feb 2019 event – Age


Keep your diaries free for our second Diversity & Inclusion Summit (learn, think, do) on 16 August 2018 at Australia Post, Melbourne.  Please contact Michelle Green at info@eeon.org.au for more information and to express your interest in attending. More on our website shortly.

In 2108, we are moving to a financial year membership arrangement, so please keep in mind 30 June 2018 for your membership renewal or for any new memberships. Securing membership will also give you a discounted ticket for the EEON Summit in August.

If you like to know more about EEON, please contact Michelle at info@eeon.org.au

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Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors Lander and Rogers who have continued to support EEON. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

We look forward to welcoming you to EEON in 2018, as a member or as a participant at our events.


“Be part of the change you want to see in your organisations”


kind regards

Roman Ruzbacky

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Practitioner

President – Equal Employment Opportunity Network – for a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Website: www.eeon.org.au (see membership page)

About EEON

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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