TAS Gender Diversity is Good for Business

TAS Gender Diversity is Good for Business
Is your organisation enjoying the benefits of a diverse workforce? Studies show gender diversity is good for business by promoting innovation, increasing employee engagement and improving financial results.

Whether you are leading the way in gender diversity and want to share your success stories, or you’re embracing change and want to learn from the experience of others, this event, part of the Association's Channeling Change Program, is open to everyone – male, female, leader or learner.

Join us over a delicious two course lunch for an inspiring keynote address from Sally Darke, who will share learnings from her extensive experience with KPMG working with boards and CEOs in managing and implementing human resource strategies including diversity. 
Sally is currently a non-executive director of TasWater, TasPorts and Chairperson of the Tasmanian Community Fund and Scotch Oakburn College and will give us an insight into how diversity is managed beyond the water sector in Tasmania and some of the governance issues facing organisations today.

This will be followed by an open panel discussion about what defines diversity, particularly gender diversity in the workplace, and panellist’s stories showcasing successful strategies and benefits of a gender diverse workplace.

Our event MC will be Lindsey Brown, MD of Foundry Associates and President of the Australian Water Association Victorian Branch. Lindsey provoked much discussion and interest in gender diversity with her keynote presentation at the State Conference last year and we are delighted to welcome her back to host this event.

At the lunch, we will be selling raffle tickets to raise money for Water for a Village – with the aim of raising enough funds to pay for a water pump to be installed in a village in Ethiopia. Tickets will be sold for $5 or 3 for $10 and prizes include a mentoring package with Lindsey Brown, Foundrey Associates (valued at $2000), 2 nights accommodation at Strahan Village and Gordon River cruise for 2 (valued at $750), an Aardvark Adventures Gordon Dam abseil (valued at $210), a restaurant voucher for Cataract on Patterson, a complementary registration to the Ministerial Breakfast and the final prize is of course, wine! So be sure to bring some cash on the day or your friendly AWA Committee members will be selling tickets after the event in their workplaces, with the raffle prize being drawn at 5pm on Tues 27th March at the AWA Branch Committee Meeting.

Panellists include:

  • Chris French, Operations Manager and Diversity Champion for GHD Victoria
  • Donna Brown, Environment and Stakeholder Manager with Hydro Tasmania
  • Dr Catherine Wheatley, CEO of aid organisation Water for a Village

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Event Details:

Patterson St, Launceston

Thursday, 15 March
12noon - 2.30pm

Member: $88
Employee of a corporate member: $88
Corporate table of 8: $715
Non-member: $110

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If you have any questions, please contact Natasha Stapleton on 0438 246 400 or email nstapleton@awa.asn.au.
15/03/2018 12:00 PM - 15/03/2018 2:30 PM

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