HR Roundtable Event – 9th November 2017

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With Diversity a hot topic for organisations across all industries and functions, HR teams are looking for ways to embrace and incorporate diversity across all aspects of their organisation. Ernst & Young, ranked no.1 for Diversity and Inclusion, according to DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and Inclusion list 2017, believe that a focus on this diversity is essential in their bid to succeed in the global marketplace.

As part of our Parity Plus offering to our clients, we would like to invite you to an interactive breakfast with Heather Geary, Leader for Diversity and Inclusiveness at Ernst & Young Australia for the Oceania region. Heather spoke at the Australian HR Institute Inclusion and Diversity Conference in Sydney earlier this year and is responsible for setting the regional diversity and inclusion strategy for EY.

Heather will share her experiences on diversity across both Australia and the Asia Pacific region within both financial services and professional organisations. In particular, Heather will speak about the diversity of thought within an organisation, ways to get teams onboard and how to navigate resistance.


Diversity of Thought – Getting the ‘Unconvinced’ Onboard

Date:                Thursday 9th November 2017

Time:               7:30am – 9:00am (Breakfast included)

Location:         Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip Street Sydney in the Edwin Flack Room, Level 5

Invitation only: One ticket per person


Register here for the seminar and join Heather and other HR professionals in the discussion on how diversity of thought can be implemented successfully and get the ‘unconvinced’ onboard!


Heather Geary, Diversity & Inclusiveness Leader for Oceania at Ernst & Young   

Heather Geary is EY Oceania’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader, responsible for implementing the firm’s strategies around inclusive leadership, gender, culture, disability, LGBTI, flexibility, faith and other points of difference and has more than 10 years’ experience working as a D&I practitioner in global organisations.

Some of her achievements include:

  • Influencing the reduction of the gender pay gap to less than 1%;
  • Influencing male take up of parental leave from 6% to 16% of all parental leavers over a two year period;
  • Implementation of an ‘all roles flex’ environment where three quarters of the organisation consider themselves to work flexibly, and experience an 11% engagement advantage on non-flex users.​


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