As a graduate of WOBSX, Women on Boards takes pleasure inviting you to an Alumni event in Sydney. Facilitated by Claire Braund, WOB's Executive Director, the evening will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your cohort, meet others from the WOBsx Program and to celebrate our fast growing community.
The impact of Culture on Strategy and Purpose
Heather began her career in South Africa in 1990, establishing a consultancy specialising in diversity and inclusion and the dismantling of apartheid in the workplace which was nominated as one of the leading Human Resource consultancies in Southern Africa. She opened the doors of Symmetra in the Asia Pacific region in 2003 with its Head Office in Australia offering end to end solutions on D&I.
In recognition of her expertise she presents regularly at international conferences across the globe, sits on the Expert Panel which ratifies the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark Tool, has numerous publications to her name, and has been invited to judge for best practice awards in D&I for Community Business across Asia and Women in Banking and Finance in Australia.
Heather’s international multidisciplinary team of experts has positioned Symmetra to provide a global consulting service to numerous blue- chip clients in both the private and public sector on embedding an inclusive workplace culture. Heather is engaged regularly to work locally and internationally with the C-suite on the Business imperative of Diversity & Inclusion, building Inclusive Leadership capability, Leading for purpose and performance, Psychological Safety , Counteracting Unconscious Bias and Racial Inclusion in the workplace. Utilising unique proprietary tools, process and content designed by Symmetra, Heather’s team of experts conduct diagnostics, advise on D&I best practice policy & strategy, and facilitate cutting edge and innovative blended learning solutions.
As a very dynamic presenter, Heather is best known for her powerful delivery of keynote sessions on Driving Performance and Innovation through Inclusion - designed to obtain executive engagement in the D&I agenda by changing the way leaders think about D&I from a social justice issue to a strategic business imperative. She has been called on to deliver these sessions in the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa with a focus on what inclusion looks like in the 21st century, how inclusion can be leveraged to build agile teams who can better respond to a rapidly changing marketplace and addressing the barriers that stand in the way of achieving this.
Victoria is a Partner in Risk Advisory at Deloitte, and brings 20 years of expertise in ethics, cultural integrity, and corporate responsibility. Throughout her career, Victoria has helped organisations in Australia and globally understand and address ethical challenges, minimize risks, maintain trust with stakeholders, and nature cultures that are high performing and risk intelligent. Victoria works across three portfolios at Deloitte grounded in responsible business practices, including risk culture, ethics & trust, and human rights.
Victoria’s consulting and commercial experience has seen her lead cross disciplinary teams predominantly servicing financial services, energy, industrials & resources, and government, amongst other sectors.
With thanks to our corporate sponsor of WOBSX Alumni:
During this time when we need to be working together and remain connected, Women on Boards wants to assure all members of our community we are taking the utmost care and precautions for our events and gatherings in light of COVID-19. The WOB team is working extremely closely with our venues, suppliers, contractors, and everyone involved with our events to protect the health and wellbeing of our community – you are our top priority. Of course, we will update you if any changes come up.
- WOBsx graduates must have a current WOB full membership to attend. (Full, Global or Champion Membreship). Need to update your membership? - click here.
- This is a special event for alumni of the WOBSX program only. Your registration will be removed if you have not completed the program.