A guest post from WISE Employment’s Director of Innovation, Mental Health and Employment, Caroline Crosse AM. – “And while we may not always know about the mental health challenges of our colleagues, it’s important that we all try to be more aware, understanding and in tune with those around us.”
A guest post from Eric Hosey, Semrush Head of Human Resources. – “Every single person in this world has the right to feel respected and valued for who they are. It’s only when we open our eyes to see our similarities in one another that we have the opportunity to love not just ourselves but those around us as well.”
A guest post from Niccii Kugler, founder of ethical and sustainable online marketplace Nash + Banks. – “As global supply chains abruptly and drastically changed in 2020, this mass disruption has accelerated the need for a genuinely systemic transformation towards a more sustainable model. Intentional or not, our existing reality has changed, and it’s paved the path for a new way of doing things. “
In this interview, Ross Wetherbee, Talent & Inclusion Leader at TAL, shares how he and his organisation are addressing diversity and inclusion with staff and stakeholders, how these approaches have evolved throughout the pandemic, and how they are looking ahead to drive diversity and inclusion across the organisation in 2021.
A guest post from Marcela Slepica, Director Clinical Services, AccessEAP. – “Most of us would like to think that we’re open-minded and objective, but unconsciously, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds similar to ours.”
Joan Westenberg, the founder of agency and creative capital fund Studio Self, is a transgender woman, and developed transgenderinclusion.com, an open source trans inclusion policy, which is now used by hundreds of technology companies and venture capital funds globally.
Despite the rise in popularity of sustainable fashion, many Australians are still confused about the various labels and certifications, and are struggling with information overload or the challenge of having to do further research to know the difference between fact and spin. One local entrepreneur, Shanya Suppasiritad, intends to address these issues by making it easier for consumers to simply buy less.
A year of volunteer bliss – this is what Irene Nobel and Gabby George of TransGlitterUs are celebrating. The New South Wales couple have spent the past year volunteering their time to support Transgender Women and the greater LGBTQI+ community.
A guest post from Joan Dellavalle, owner of Ebony and Ivory. – “You know that it is possible for anyone, everyone, including a small business such as mine, to make a difference when you have the same young people return to your programs – confident and comfortable in themselves – to teach others about acceptance.”
Five years ago, Cherie Johnson started her business, Speaking in Colour, to enable and improve education around Aboriginal perspectives. After several successful years of business growth, the pandemic led to a significant business downturn, and Cherie had to start again.
Australia uses an estimated 3.75 million disposable nappies every day, making up a significant portion of household waste entering landfill. One alternative that has evolved rapidly in recent years and is now a sizeable market of its own, is cloth nappies. In this interview, Eunica Liu shares her experiences with starting her cloth nappy business and how she managed customer feedback along the way.
As the disability sector is facing a range of headline-making issues, including a new NDIS Minister and pushback from the industry to proposed changes to the NDIS, this interview outlines experiences and insights from River Night, CEO and founder of Australian Communities, about how he is using his passions, lived experience of disability, and skills to drive change in the disability sector.
A guest post from Maddy Tyers, Australian actress and children’s entertainer – “Perfectionism can be dangerous when it goes unrecognised and unacknowledged but when channelled in the right direction, can also be a real ‘super-power’.”
Ganbina is Australia’s most successful Indigenous school to work transition program, with on average 88% of its Year 12 graduates finishing Year 12, compared to the Indigenous average of 66%. CEO, Anthony Cavanagh, is leading Ganbina’s vision to achieve true social and economic equality for Indigenous Australians within two generations, with an expansion project that is seeing the model rolled out to Indigenous communities along Australia’s east coast.
In this interview, Ainslee Hooper, Anthropologist & Disability Consultant, shares her expert advice and experiences regarding ableism in Australian workplaces, how ableism can and should be managed, how it can be mitigated for future generations, and why a holistic approach is required to tackling ableism.