Thanks to Jenny Gillam – Director, Jenny Gillam Consulting & NAWO VIC State Committee Chair, for providing the following report on the inaugural NAWO Knowledge Network event, which was held on the 25th of July…
The aim of the NAWO Knowledge Network is simple – to create a fertile space to incubate, grow and harvest ideas that are driving the attraction, retention and development of female talent within our fabulous NAWO network.
Up to 10 organisations from the NAWO Corporate Member community were invited to attend a luncheon at Dulux to network, share and learn about what is working for their organisations and the pitfalls to be avoided. It is an approach we anticipate will turn up the dial on operational diversity and inclusion best practice and outcomes throughout the NAWO community.
The participants from BP, Orora, Bunnings, Dulux, Goodyear and Dunlop Tyres were asked to contribute and share the approaches their organisations are taking with respect to:
The objectives for the luncheon were to:
Some of the ideas shared included:
Fresh approaches to attracting women:
Initiatives for normalising agile working include:
Feedback from the day was very positive. The ‘working lunch’ time slot worked well and, because it was small and informal, people all contributed to the discussion. Participants reported that they got some great ideas and, just as importantly, they further developed their network for sharing ideas for the future.
We are looking forward to future NAWO Knowledge Network events to incubate, grow and harvest ideas for driving the attraction, retention and development of female talent!
If any of our members would like to host a NAWO Knowledge Network event, please contact Allison Dodd.