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But they can’t thrive if we don’t remove the barriers to inclusion. Mid sentence. Mid thought. My brain can just head off on a completely different tangent.  Some people when in conversation with me will say  "where did you go?" And I have to explain that even though...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have become central themes in workplaces around the globe. Many clients come to me excited by the fact that they have secured budget and approval to run compulsory unconscious bias training or LGBTIQA+ inclusion training. However, despite good intentions, there...

A few weeks ago I was travelling on my way to Melbourne to deliver a workshop and I had a little itch in my eye. I went to scratch it and instantly I was transported to 15 years earlier when doing that same action was...

2023 was the year of sorting persistent health issues for me and it also happened to be the year perimenopause commenced. Right on schedule in fact as the average age bracket for the commencement of perimenopause is 40-44 years of age. For me this looked like...

By Teresa Lombardo We’re in the middle of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence and over the weekend, Maria Dimasi (85) was murdered in Adelaide, her husband has been arrested for her murder. Tragically, Maria is the 58th Australian woman murdered this year by...

There is confusion for allies about when they can speak to drive forward inclusion and when they need to step aside and let those with lived experience take the mantle. There is no easy answer here, it requires deep reflection when opportunities present and I’m not...

The black lives matter movement marked a change in people's relationships to their identity. Straightness, whiteness, and other identities that may once have been taken for granted are beginning to be called into question. In an attempt to decenter certain normalised experiences, everyone is being...

The Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence recently finished in early December. Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) remains the most prevalent human rights violation worldwide. It is estimated that over one in three women are affected, a statistic that has remained the...

We can bring well-intentioned people along with us and turn them into agents for change. We can recognise their good intent and redirect it to activities that create inclusion. Here are some tips on how we do that.....

Diversity and Inclusion strategies can support businesses of all sizes – not just those large enough to have ample resources, high-volume recruitment and pride networks. And diversity coupled with inclusion is, simply, good for business. An inclusive workplace typically benefits from: increased engagement, innovation and...

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