To celebrate Harmony Week 15-21 March 2018, Kaleidoscope Initiative held a number of events (between 13 – 15 March) with our national and international partners and keynote speakers.
Huseyin (Huss) Mustafa OMA, General Manager of the Multicultural Community Banking, Commonwealth Bank
Huseyin (Huss) Mustafa is a Senior Executive at Commonwealth Bank of Australia with more than 40 years experience in the financial services sector. He is currently General Manager of the Multicultural Community Banking Australia team. Huss has a Turkish Cypriot heritage and migrated to Australia at 10 years of age. He is a passionate community leader, pioneering and championing a diverse workforce at the Commonwealth Bank.
In 2011, he was appointed by the Victorian Government to the position of Commissioner to the Victorian Multicultural Commission for a 4-year term and also appointed as Chairperson to the Victorian Multicultural Commission Regional Advisory Council in Eastern Victoria.
Huss played a leading role in establishing The Australian Turkish Business Council of which he is currently the President. In 2014, he was awarded the Medal of the Order Of Australia for his services to Multiculturalism and Business.
Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector. Since 2012, she has served as Executive Director of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, a multi-stakeholder council that brings leaders together to create and champion solutions to better integration immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area (GTS) labour market.
At TRIEC, Margaret led stakeholders in the creation of a new strategic plan to increase the impact and scale of TRIEC’s work. Previously, she served as President of ABC Life Literacy, a national organization that inspires adult Canadians to increase their literacy and essential skills.
Margaret has extensive experience in employer and stakeholder relations, governance, fundraising and marketing. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Publishers, General Manager of Magazines Canada, as well as serving in marketing and fundraising roles for arts organizations including Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Stratford Festival.
She has volunteered as a mentor for the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and as a board member and advisor for many not-for-profit organizations in immigration, literacy and the arts. In 2012, she was awarded a Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to literacy and culture.
Margaret has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Anna Kostecka, Senior Manager, Learning Initiatives, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)
Anna has over seven years of international experience in learning and development and program management. Her areas of expertise include diversity and inclusion and social innovation. In her current role at TRIEC, she oversees a portfolio of programs and initiatives supporting employers in creating inclusive workplaces.
Prior to coming to Canada, Anna co-founded and led a not-for-profit in Krakow, Poland’s second largest city, and taught diversity management at the University of Applied Sciences at Kufstein, Austria. She holds an M.A. degree in Psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and the Adult Learning and Development Certificate from the University of Toronto.
Anna is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) that measures intercultural competence, and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory that identifies an individual’s approach to resolving conflicts. She has lived and worked in six countries and speaks four languages.
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