'Organisations don't do things because it's the nice thing to do...change happens when we put pressure on.'
In this episode of the Voices of Australia podcast, Professor Nareen Young helps us navigate how Australian workplaces can become more diverse and inclusive. Nareen is Professor for Indigenous Policy and Indigenous Workforce Diversity at the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology Sydney.
In this episode, Nareen sheds some light on:
How forces like BLM and D&I have impacted workplaces across the globe.
Why young people are pushing the dial on social issues.
The inadequacies of current D&I practices and frameworks
Why corporate Australia still has an issue with tokenism and stereotyping.
The need for middle management to show initiative in their advocacy for inclusion.
Meet our guest: Nareen Young
Professor Nareen Young is one of Australia’s leading and most respected workplace diversity practitioners and thinkers. Professor for Indigenous Policy at the UTS Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, Nareen leads Jumbunna's highly innovative Indigenous People and Work Research and Practice Hub.
Professor Young has previously led and managed two diversity peak bodies (Diversity Council Australia and NSW Working Women’s Centre). She has also worked as the Director and Employment Lead at PwC’s Indigenous Consulting for three years. She is influenced by both her Indigenous and culturally diverse heritages in this work and has received numerous awards and acknowledgements, including the inaugural Westpac 100 Women of Influence honour for diversity.