‘If you launch a company during an uneasy time and you don’t fail, you know it’s good’: Joan Westenberg

Joan Westenberg

Joan Westenberg is the founder of PR firm Studio Self and D&I consultancy QueerInclusive. Joan has written for the SF Chronicle, Wired, the AFR, the Observer, ABC, Junkee, SBS, Crikey and over 40+ publications. She is also Australia’s first openly transgender woman to run a PR and communications firm, one of only five globally, and… Continue reading ‘If you launch a company during an uneasy time and you don’t fail, you know it’s good’: Joan Westenberg

Let’s Talk: Diversity

Credit: Christina Wocintechchat

Diversity in the workplace is not only a pressing social concern, but is intrinsically tied to your business model. Having policies that are friendly to diverse backgrounds means that your ability to attract talent is greater, workplace culture is enhanced and you are more likely to outperform non-diverse companies. However women still only make up… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Diversity

Diversity at the top will help businesses in challenging economic times

Claudia Pirko, Regional Vice President ANZ.

Diversity and a rich blend of skills and experience in the leadership team is likely to stand businesses in good stead as they regroup and rebuild in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, writes BlackLine executive, Claudia Pirko, Regional Vice President ANZ. What a difference a few months makes. The world has changed immeasurably since… Continue reading Diversity at the top will help businesses in challenging economic times

Statistics on gender equality in the workplace and what needs to change

Melissa Hobley, Jen Marhsall, Joel Camissar (left to right)

The statistics of gender equality in the workplace in Australia reveal some disappointing insights overall, despite progress in some areas. For example, recently we heard the rather disappointing news that the gender pay gap only narrowed by 0.5 percent and that, on average, men still took home over $25,000 a year more than women. Women and girls… Continue reading Statistics on gender equality in the workplace and what needs to change

The business of science

Elissa Dwyer, Director of Human Resources, Heart Research Institute

Australia’s Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an internationally recognised medical research institute, performing cardiovascular research with a mission to prevent the spread of cardiovascular disease. The organisation is comprised of more than 150 collaborators who work together to conduct scientific and clinical research work. With a multitude of staff, scientists, researchers and stakeholders within the… Continue reading The business of science

Why the payments industry needs to champion workforce diversity

It’s an undeniable fact that the financial services industry is currently undergoing massive changes. While a stable global payment ecosystem is more critical than ever, the advent of neobanks and open banking are challenging industry norms and ushering in a new era of disruption. For decades, the incumbent financial institutions and payment solution providers dominated… Continue reading Why the payments industry needs to champion workforce diversity

Let’s talk: Diversity

Not long ago we were discussing workplace culture on our Let’s Talk feature, and it brought to the surface how important it is to have a culture ‘add’ rather than just a culture ‘fit’, meaning that it’s important to seek alternative value from new employees – different in some way from the talent you already… Continue reading Let’s talk: Diversity