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Reframing flexibility for our future

Date: Thursday 06 Aug 2020
Time 12:15PM - 1:45PM
Online via Zoom
NSW D&I Network
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.00
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Reframing flexibility for our future

Reframing flexibility for our future
Session open  12.15pm (AEST)  
Session start  12.30pm (AEST)  
Session finish   1.45pm (AEST)  

You will receive the Zoom link to join the session 1-2 business days prior to the forum. A further reminder email with this link will be sent on the morning of the forum.

NSW Diversity & Inclusion Network

We are thrilled to be joined by Vanessa Vanderhoek, CEO of FlexAgility and Founder of Flexible Working Day, Emma Walsh, CEO and Founder of Parents At Work and Melanie Evans, Head of Retail Banking, ING Australia to bring you a discussion on reframing flexibility.

This session will provide an overview of key trends and insights into flexibility, discuss how it has progressed in recent years, and look at lessons learnt and opportunities for future.

We will consider flexibility in terms of:
 • Benefits and challenges for employees, leaders and organisations
 • Impacts on parents of all genders, including information on fathers at work
 • Beyond flex for parents – drawing on flexible work to support inclusive practices for all
 • Remote working during and post COVID-19
 • Beyond remote working – it is not the only discussion on flex, what else can we be doing?

Together, we will discuss how we can all reframe flexibility – by building on learnings and benefits, and chipping away so as not to go back to “old habits” – to continue to evolve flexible working into the future.

This forum is suitable for:

HR Practitioners of all career levels, specifically in the roles of:
 • Diversity and Inclusion
 • Organisational Development
 • HR Business partners

Speaker: Vanessa Vanderhoek, CEO, FlexAgility, Founder of Flexible Working Day

Vanessa supports businesses to embed and leverage the benefits of flexible work, and empowers people to optimise their health and wellbeing.

Prior to establishing FlexAgility, Vanessa held senior strategic executive roles across Australia. She is a qualified accountant, trainer and coach, and has recently become a functional nutritionist.

Her encouraging, compassionate and enthusiastic approach brings structure and discipline as people and businesses navigate this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

She is the proud founder of International Flexible Working Day (10 June) - a global movement to celebrate and normalise flexible working for everyone. This social campaign has reached over 3 million people in 60 countries since 2017, and continues to grow each year!


Speaker: Emma Walsh, Founder and CEO of Parents at Work

Parents at Work aims to support parents and organisations to better manage the challenges of juggling work and family life. It was established over 10 years ago as a social enterprise to champion policy reform between business and government to design family friendly workplaces of the future.

Emma herself is a mum of three (twin boys 13 and a daughter 9). She lives in Sydney, Australia and is an author, international speaker and advocate campaigner on improving parental leave rights for families.

She consults widely to organisations and government on how to create family friendly workplace policy and educate leaders.

Emma has been recognised by the Australian Human Rights Commission with an Award in 2015, has been shortlisted for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year and is a Winner of the Visa Business Awards and last year Parents At Work was named as one of the top 200 Businesses of Tomorrow by Westpac.


Speaker: Melanie Evans, Head of Retail Banking, ING Australia

Melanie leads teams across customer experience, contact centres, sales & distribution, customer intelligence, product, marketing, digital & innovation.

She is a member of ING’s Global Leadership Council and Chairs their Diversity & Inclusion Council. She sponsored ING’s recent changes to parental leave, allowing all parents equal access to extended and more flexible leave arrangements.

Melanie has spent her career in financial services, leading teams including equities, direct distribution, super, marketing, mortgages and business banking.

Melanie is a mother of a three and four year old and volunteers as an independent director on the Board of Surf Life Saving Australia. She also a Board Member of the European Australia Business Council.



Registration closes Wednesday 5 August 2020

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6/08/2020 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Online via Zoom NSW D&I Network, NSW AUSTRALIA
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