Gloria, who describes herself as a “risk management evangelist, inclusion leader and culture maker” iis the 2022 winner of the Emerging Leader in the Private Sector category at this year's Womens' Agenda Leadership Awards.
Passionate about amplifying the voice of people of all ethnic backgrounds and removing systemic barriers for underrepresented communities, Gloria joined WOB’s Cultural Diversity Committee in March this year.
Gloria said in joining the committee she hoped to provide leadership visibility for the under-recognised communities and to ensure the composition of the governance bodies reflect the rich tapestry of people and interests.
“My goal for the Cultural Diversity Committee is to amplify the voice of women of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds and to improve accessibility and inclusivity in Boards and decision-making-tables,” she said.
After migrating to Australia from Hong Kong in 2016, Gloria says she was used to being “the only one” in her workplace – the only Asian, the only female, the only millennial.
She was sponsored by NAB to work at the bank’s Melbourne headquarters and is now Head of Regulatory Enablement and Delivery at the bank. As testament to her outstanding leadership to further cultural inclusion at NAB and across corporate Australia, she was recognised as one of the 40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians for 2021.
“When I saw my name alongside Olympians, environmental engineers and inspiring leaders I was speechless!” said Gloria at the time.
Gloria has also been awarded the Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF) Rising Star Award for making an exceptional impact in the industry as NAB’s Head of Regulatory Enablement and Delivery.
Of the WiBF award she said: “This recognition inspires me to continue my advocacy for diversity of thought and inclusion supporting innovation, and amplifying the voices of women from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.”
The winners were announced by Women's Agenda 29/09/22 HERE
You can find Gloria on LinkedIn HERE