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IWD Forum: Let's Talk About Discrimination


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This International Women’s Day 2021, we're hosting a discussion on Wednesday 17 March at 8pm AEDT to reflect on how we can build a more inclusive, equitable society, both at home and at work.

This year's IWD theme, #ChooseToChallenge has really struck a chord... We believe there's no better way to create equal and inclusive change than to start listening. That's why we created our podcast Diversity Series – with Bedi Othow, Ashleigh Wilson, Soraya Sultan, Soaliah Iqbal and Winitha Bonney! They shared their stories of racism, religious discrimination, employment bias and neurodiversity.

Now, it’s time for us to come together and discuss what we’ve learned.

We're thrilled to welcome our podcast guests plus some special speakers – Richa Joshi, Trishna Kumar, Adele Selvy and Anushka Batuwantudawe to host the discussion. Our hosts will share their key takehomes and offer up time for others to share their experiences, so come ready to listen, learn and contribute.

Whether you're an employer or employee, this is a unique opportunity to gather in a safe space and discuss the issues that matter. Register to come along!

Diversity Series | She Mentors podcast

To prepare for this event, please tune into our four-part Diversity Series so that you can get to know our speakers and gain an in-depth view of the issues that are important to us all.

Episode 1: Let’s talk about employment discrimination

In the first podcast episode, we chat with Bedi Othow, co-founder of DivTal, an online jobs platform that tackles employment bias and discrimination in the workplace.

Episode 2: Living and working with Asperger's Syndrome

We interview Ashleigh Wilson, a neurodiversity advocate with Asperger's Syndrome. Ashleigh is one of Brisbane’s Top Women In Tech and has spent the last year changing the conversation around Asperger’s Syndrome and encouraging employers and business owners to see the benefits of hiring neurodiverse talent.

Episode 3: Islamophobia in the workplace

In this podcast episode, we talk about religious discrimination in the workplace. We have two guests Soaliha Iqbal and Soraya Sultan who are both Muslim women working here in Australia.

Episode 4: How to become a better ally to POC

If you find yourself wondering how to be a better ally to people of colour in your community, this podcast episode with thought leader, Winitha Bonney is for you. In this ep, we cover a whole range of topics, such as dealing with racism in the workplace, how to have more compassionate conversations with POC and what to do about your fear of saying the wrong thing.


👉 8.00pm: Intro & welcome
👉 8.05pm: Panel Discussion
👉 8.50pm: Member Stories & Q&A
👉 9.30pm: Wrap up & reflection

Date & Timezones

We are now catering to members all over Australia and beyond (yay!). Please make a note of the relevant timezone for kick-off:

🕗 8pm: VIC/NSW

🕗 7pm: QLD

🕗 7.30pm: SA

🕗 5pm: WA

Location Online via Zoom.

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