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Organisational Gender Diversity and Policy

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RMIT University

Garden Building 10, Level 6

Enter via Bowen Street (above STREAT cafe)

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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How organisations can address gender diversity and implement effective change


On the eve of International Women's Day, this event will explore policy reporting and accountability in relation to organisational gender diversity and how organisations can implement effective change.


Our guest speaker, transgender advocate Melissa Griffiths is on a mission to educate employers about gender identity and raise awareness that transgender people are valuable employees that contribute greatly to all organisations.

Melissa will uncover the impacts of gender diversity and policy from a personal perspective and address why members of society often find gender diversity confusing and confronting. With a focus on the impact and implications of gender diversity policy in organisations, Melissa will discuss what policy should include and how it can benefit an organisation.

Research suggests that diverse workplaces who welcome all genders reap the economic benefits of a highly engaged, productive and loyal workforce. It is also becoming increasingly important for all organisations to implement a gender diversity policy or review the effectiveness of their existing policy. This event will provide insight into how organisations can design a successful gender diversity policy as well as highlight some of the learnings from some less successful approaches to gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Topics that will be covered:

  • An insight into Melissa’s journey and experience in relation to Gender Diversity and what is effective Gender Diversity Policy.

  • Implementation of effective Gender Diversity Policy: design and implementation.

  • Benefits of Gender Diversity Policy - benefits of successfully implemented Gender Diversity Policy in organisations and how individuals can create and influence for positive change.


Schedule

3.00pm - 3.05pm: Acknowledgment of Country by Dr Pavithra Siriwardhane, RMIT University

3.05pm - 3.10pm: Welcome by Dr Tehmina Khan, Senior Lecturer Accounting, RMIT University.

3.10pm - 3.50pm: Presentation by Melissa Griffiths, transgender advocate

3.50pm - 4.15pm Q&A and industry panel discussion

Industry panel includes

  • Amy Love, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, RMIT University

  • Nada Kalam, Energy Systems Engineer and Consultant, Tesltra


About Melissa Griffiths
Melissa Griffiths is a Global Goodwill Ambassador, finalist in the 2019 Australian LGBTI awards in the Hero Category as well as a finalist for Agenda Setter of the year in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. This year, Melissa has also received an Australia Day Achievement Award.


About Amy Love

Amy Love is a Diversity & Inclusion Manager at RMIT University and is committed to the realisation of RMIT’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans 2016-2020. As part of her leadership, she works closely with RMIT Ally, RMIT’s Diverse Gender Sexes and Sexualities Working Party, and Staff Networks. RMIT was awarded Gold Employer of Choice, and highest ranking University for LGBTI inclusion.

Amy recently presented at the 2018 Pride And Diversity Conference on Rainbow Families and Inclusion in the Workplace.


We look forward to seeing you there!

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RMIT University

Garden Building 10, Level 6

Enter via Bowen Street (above STREAT cafe)

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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