The COVID-19 crisis has been a challenging time for the world at large, however, there have also been surprising positives. With workplaces changing and more employees working from home, companies have been able to tap into diversity in new ways. Through the pandemic, we’ve seen new attitudes being created towards flexible and remote working. This… Read more »
By now, you’ve probably heard that Goldman Sachs is no longer taking companies public if they don’t have any underrepresented board members. You’ve probably also heard about the corresponding kerfuffle in the Sydney Startups group: investors recycled the standard sexist and racist (and everything else -ist) dog whistles about “merit” to criticise the change,… Read more »
Australian astronomy punches well above its weight, in terms of the research it leads and the facilities it houses. We have made remarkable discoveries in the past year alone. Our scientists have recently narrowed down the time frame for the first light in the universe. We have established that the black hole in the Milky… Read more »
Workplace HR startup Culture Amp is making the diversity and inclusion segment of its platform available for free in a push to make both goals more achievable for more companies and employees. The Diversity & Inclusion Starter Kit helps companies to collect feedback from employees, better understand the voices inside the organisation and empower a… Read more »
Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup community, has appointed senior leader and social enterprise champion Nicole O’Brien as its new CEO. Ms O’Brien will take over the role from outgoing CEO Pandora Shelley in April, who completes her successful eight-year career at Fishburners in March to pursue overseas opportunities. Ms O’Brien’s most recent role has been with… Read more »
“When you have a team that is all the same, you get bad results”: why diversity must be more than gender
“It’s not the intent of people to not be inclusive in design, but when you have a team that is all the same, you get bad results.”
Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance, and for Xero’s Bindy Edelman inclusion means an environment where people feel respected, understood, and celebrated for their differences.
Melbourne coworking community YBF Ventures has launched Lift Off, a program aiming to boost diversity in the fintech space.
Brigie is partnering with educational institutions to list their courses on the site for international students to search through and apply for.
Employment platform DCC Jobs has raised $1 million in seed funding and rebranded to WORK180 as it continues on its mission to connect women with roles at organisations with a focus on gender equality.
Over 65 percent of Aussie workforce wants more women in leadership roles – but the culture has to keep up
A survey found over 65 percent of the Australian workforce would like to see more women in leadership roles, with almost half the women women surveyed stating they would like to pursue a leadership role in the future.
A coworking space with fifty desks opened on Harris Street in Ultimo in April 2011 with just three simple criteria for accepting members: they had to be working on something scaleable, have skills to share, and be willing to build their own desk. Almost seven years on with branches in Brisbane and Shanghai, it sometimes… Read more »
The WiRE program works to research entrepreneurship and build frameworks which can help support women founders across the state.
AgTech has been flagged as having the potential to grow into a $100 billion industry by 2030, but current diversity stats in the sector must be addressed.
A notable trend in the Australian EduTech space right now is an acute awareness around the need to proactively support particular niche groups.