26. August 2019 - 16:30 till 18:30
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Leaders driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace | Capgemini Canberra | Monday, 26. August 2019

The underrepresentation of women in the workplace has become a huge topic of focus for the Australian government and organisations. Capgemini values diversity and inclusion and envisions a workforce where there are equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of gender identity, age, race, sexual orientation, ability or background.
We have curated an event to energise, engage and empower our community, in celebration of Women@Capgemini and will discuss how leadership is important in empowering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The discussion will be hosted by Brigitta Norton, Canberra Lead of Idean (the Service Design Agency of Capgemini Invent), who is a strong advocate and promoter of diversity and inclusion initiatives at Capgemini. Twitter: @capgemini_aus, @algazel
We are excited to have these guest speakers share their insights (more panelists are being confirmed):

Ingrid McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer for ASTRO 3D
Peta Swarbrick, President of Canberra Women in Business

Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Please contact us if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements.
When: Monday 26 August | 4.30pm - 6.30pm​
Where: Capgemini Canberra | Level 8, 221 London Circuit, Canberra 2600
About the panellists
Ingrid McCarthy
Ingrid has had a varied career trajectory covering environmental management, small business ownership, science teaching and STEM outreach. She has combined all those skills and experiences to now manage operations for the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) based at Mt Stromlo Observatory. ASTRO 3D has a strong Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program and Ingrid is a proud advocate for women and diversity in STEM. Twitter: @ARC_ASTRO3D, @ingidefygravity
Peta Swarbrick
Peta has over 25 years spent in business, starting a small family IT business and then moving into the property industry as a mother working part time here in Canberra. Peta has experience working in male dominated industries as well as running her own small business. After starting her own business in 2015 Peta joined Canberra Women in Business in 2016 and President in 2017. This role has given Peta platform to drive greater recognition of women's work through the CWB Annual Awards. These awards are over a decade old, and last year the CWB leadership decided to double the number of categories, expand the range of industries and activities recognised and celebrated, with a goal of increasing the participation of women in recognising their own value in their work, both in business and in the community. Peta has been part of the Canberra Women's March committee for the past two years, and is currently on the executive for the 2020 Women's March event. Peta is a strong supporter of  women actively participating Awards programmes specifically tailored for women and the influence this can help achieve for women in traditionally male dominated fields like business.  Peta is a proud feminist, activist and business community leader.

Support Share the Dignity
Tying in with Women@Capgemini initiative, we strongly believe no woman should ever not have access to sanitary items. To support this cause, we invite all attendees to kindly bring a sanitary item to add to the collection box that will be in the Canberra office for the month of August. 
“Share the Dignity is an Australian Women’s charity bringing dignity to homeless, at-risk and women experiencing domestic violence through distribution of sanitary items. We believe all women matter and all women deserve dignity and justice.”