A workshop focused on Unconscious Bias, facilitated by Warwick Cavell of Profitable Conversations was held Thursday 20th October by the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee. You can access the presentation here 

 ALDE and its members are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse industry and enabling a sustainable and equitable business landscape where people feel pride and belonging. The event provided awareness to help identifying biases within our own thinking, to assist in breaking down unconscious patterns. 

 The Diversity Council Australia Inclusion@Work Index showed the incredible impact that inclusion can have on people and culture, showing that workers in inclusive teams are: 

  • 4 times less likely to leave their job in the next 12 months 
  • 10 times more likely to be very satisfied 
  • 4 times less likely to feel work has a negative or very negative impact on their mental health. 
  • 5 times less likely to experience discrimination and/or harassment 
  • 11 times more likely to be highly effective than those in non-inclusive teams 
  • 10 times more likely to be innovative 
  • 6 times more likely to provide excellent customer service 
  • 4 times more likely to work extra hard 

  Diversity Council Australia also provides infographic of the state of inclusion in the Australian workforce here 

The ALDE Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee has an LGBTQIA+ information sheet for our members.