Understand how embracing cultural diversity can improve your productivity and bottom line

Understand how embracing cultural diversity can improve your productivity and bottom line

To celebrate Harmony Week the Kaleidoscope Initiative is holding a business breakfast on Thursday 15 March 2018 7.30am

Join our panel of international and national speakers in a series of events on the benefits of cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Learn how we are partnering with employers in increasing workforce capacity to reap the rewards of a diverse workforce and in the process helping newcomers obtain employment.

The business case for culturally diverse teams has been proven. Research shows that culturally diverse teams can be more innovative and more profitable.* To make the most of this potential, organisations need to make sure they are culturally diverse and inclusive. Our keynote speakers, who are leading professionals in the field, will discuss how you and your organisation can gain business benefits in the areas of:

Creativity and problem-solving
… which may all lead to your organisation improving its bottom line!

Also, learn how you too can become Kaleidoscope Initiative’s Employer Partner and access various tools, training and resources to develop your organisation’s cultural and inclusion maturity.

About our 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 Eaton, Executive Director, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)

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.

Register now – Tickets only $34.10

Venue: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) 180 Hay Street Function Room 1 and 2 East Perth, WA 6004

Contact us at (08) 9205 8335 or kaleidoscope@stirling.wa.gov.au or https://kaleidoscopeinitiative.com.au/events/ for more information.

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