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NSW Diversity and Inclusion Network Forum

Date: Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
Time 7:45AM - 9:15AM
Coca Cola Amatil
Level 15 40 Mount Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.00
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NSW Diversity and Inclusion Network Forum

NSW Diversity and Inclusion Network Forum

Check in time – 7:45 am
Session start – 8:15 am
Session finish – 9:15 am

The venue is 450 meter's walk from North Sydney Station Blue Street.

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion- Creating employment for Refugees and Migrants

Join us to hear from our expert Panel who will address what leaders in organisations can do to provide sustained employment and create an environment where employees feel they belong and are safe.

This session will address Why employment is important, what it means for Individuals (a personal account) and what support is available. We will also hear directly from a Business CEO who has successfully developed an employment strategy This session is targeted at HR practitioners and Business Leaders

Panel facilitator: Daniel Cogan, Talent Manager, Deloitte & Global Acceleration Team, ygap

Daniel Cogan has lead live in accelerators in Kenya, South Africa and most recently in Australia running the ‘First Gens’ program which supports migrant and refugee led social impact ventures that are improving the lives of people living in disadvantage in Australia.

Speaker: Vanessa Green, Managing Director and Co-owner, Apples + Pears Entertainment Group

Vanessa is the Managing Director and co-owner of Apples + Pears Entertainment Group and Crimson Wine, and works as Market Development Director for Cliftons Venues.

Established in 2007, Apples + Pears Entertainment Group runs a selection of dining venues including the award-winning Asian-fusion Red Spice Road and Burma Lane in Melbourne. In her varied career, Vanessa has worked with people from a range of backgrounds and is a firm believer in the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Vanessa is able to speak from an employer’s perspective on the strong contribution that migrant workers have brought to the hospitality industry in Australia and how Apples + Pears has developed an inclusive culture that has contributed to many successful careers.

Speaker: Rinku Razdan, Founder, Connections Australia

Rinku Razdan is a migrant from India. She is the founder of Connections Australia, and graduated from the ygap First Gens Program in August 2018. Also based in Sydney,

Connections Australia is an online on-boarding platform that connects recently arrived migrants and refugees in Australia with information relevant to settling into life in Australia, facilitates engagement with community, and provides access to employment opportunities. In December 2018 she received our first round of growth funding. Tasked with circular innovative design thinking and strategic thinking about intentional and purpose-led practice in the centres’ work in the community sector and beyond.

Speaker: Priscella Mabor, Inclusion Strategy & Innovations Manager, Community Migrant Resource Centre

Tasked with circular innovative design thinking and strategic thinking about intentional and purpose-led practice in the centres’ work in the community sector and beyond.

CMRC has diversified its service base and impact design models, in response to shifting social, economic and political spheres of influence. Priscella has managed a number of large bespoke specialist units at CMRC, in regards to providing innovative solutions across refugee and CaLD service provision and sector development. She is also leading the new division of the centre, in the Urban Activation space as part of our mandate to work across the community, government, corporate and NGO sectors, in addressing social inclusion and articulating the benefits of investing in pro- diversity practices.

Speaker: Nirary Dacho, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Refugee Talent

Syrian - Assyrian refugee, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Nirary Dacho has a Masters in Web Science, formerly a lecturer at University in Syria and Manager for the Assyrian Human Rights Network during the Syrian civil war. Trusts the power of technology and its potential to solve human crisis, and he is an advocate for more use of technology in social work and community development.


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Registration closes Monday 16 September 2019

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18/09/2019 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Coca Cola Amatil Level 15 40 Mount Street Sydney, NSW 2060 AUSTRALIA
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