Gloria Yuen to speak at launch of DCA report


Women on Boards Cultural Diversity Committee member Gloria Yuen will be sharing her story at the launch of a new report which shines a light on the experiences of Culturally and Racially Marginalised Women at Work.


Gloria, Co-Chair of NAB’s Cultural Inclusion Committee, is going to be part of a panel discussion at the launch of a new report from the Diversity Council Australia on International Women’s Day.

DCA surveyed almost 400 self-identified “ culturally and racially marginalised (CARM) women” (women who are black, brown, Asian or any non-white group and who face marginalisation due to their race) in leadership as well as a review of industry and academic research, to gain insights into the challenges faced by these women in the workplace.

The research, conducted by a team of CARM women, focuses on how the intersections of two key marginalising characteristics - race and gender - are operating in workplaces.

The Culturally and racially marginalised women in leadership: A framework for (intersectional) action shows the representation of CARM women in leadership in Australia remains scarce.

The report also provides a framework for (intersectional) action on how organisations can create supportive pathways into leadership for CARM women.

The survey, which was undertaken between October and November last year, follows Women on Boards’ 2022 Truth Be Told: (No) Cultural Diversity on Australian Boards - a desktop audit of the boards of 232 non-corporate organisations across five sectors.

Hear Gloria Yuen

A presentation of the key findings will be launched at the panel event in Sydney, emceed by DCA CEO Lisa Annese, and hosted by University of Technology, Sydney Business School, tomorrow Tuesday 7 March, 2pm.

DCA Member Education Director, Dr Virginia Mapedzahama will follow with a guest line-up of CARM women who will share their lived and professional experiences related to race and gender and their insights into the enablers and barriers that CARM women encounter at work.

Joining Gloria on the panel will also be:

  • Captain Mona Shindy, CSC, retired Naval officer, author, strategic leader and diversity and inclusion champion,
  • Holly Johnson, Reconciliation Manager, Macquarie Group, and  
  • Juliana Nkrumah, President and Founder of African Women Australia (AWAU).

DCA Event launch | Tuesday 7 March, 2pm-3.30pm | ‚ÄčRegister va the online Live-Stream HERE

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