Tackling Unconscious Bias – the hidden obstacle to diverse teams

We all know that diversity is one of the key elements for business success.

Diverse teams – well managed – are more engaged and more creative, leading to increased productivity and innovation.

But how do companies build and maintain these diverse and inclusive teams? One of the most important drivers of change can also be the most difficult to uncover: unconscious bias.

Medtronic’s unconscious bias program is achieving results by tackling this issue head on.

Join NAWO and our host, Medtronic Australia, to learn more about Medtronic’s unconscious bias program, and maybe uncover some of your own hidden biases.

Hear from a number of guest speakers from Medtronic including:
Catherine Wood, Senior HR Manager Talent Management & Development, ANZ who will share Medtronic’s Inclusion & Diversity journey and what it means to their organisation, culture and people.
Michael Blenkin, Senior Business Development Manager, Cardiac and Vascular Group will share with you the Medtronic Unconscious Bias training program and why it is a priority for the organisation.

You will also hear about the experiences of a panel who champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace every day.
Emma Press – Medtronic Executive Sponsor, Gabrielle Droulers – Dressed For Success Representative, Breanna Peck – Head of Medtronic Pride ERG, Prajni Sadananda – Head of Medtronic Womens ERG

This event will get you thinking about how far we have come already in this space… and how much further we can develop.

Medtronic supports ‘Dress for Success’, a registered charity that improves the employability of women in need by providing, free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support and the career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency. We invite you to bring along a suitable item of business attire to donate at the event.

Learning Priority: Building & Leading Diverse Teams

Date:   Wednesday 30 October 2019
Event:  7.30 AM – 9.30 AM (including breakfast & networking)
Host:   Medtronic
Venue: 2 Alma Rd, Macquarie Park  NSW  2113

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