WOB welcomes three new members to Cultural Diversity Committee

WOB is pleased to welcome Yorta Yorta woman and senior NSW Public Servant Claire Beattie, proud Wiradjuri woman and HR specialist with Paramount Australia and NZ, Helen Tran and Gloria Yuen, NAB’s Head of Risk 2021 awardee of 40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians – Awardee 2021 to its Cultural Diversity Committee.
The three women were selected from a pool of more than 40 applicants. Cultural Diversity Committee Chair, Mahjabeen Zaman, said with ambitious plans for the committee in 2022 and beyond, there was a need to add more members.

“I am proud to say that it is the calibre of the existing committee that has attracted such a large number of established, CALD women from the community to express interest to work with and join us. 

“I am confident that they bring not only an element of cultural diversity within the team but also varying industry experience that supports both the CDC and WOB’s ambitions," said Mahjabeen.
Passionate about diversity inclusion, proud Yorta Yorta woman Claire Beattie said her goal in joining the Cultural Diversity Committee is to be “a constructive disruptor”. “I want to successfully represent women of Australia by giving them a voice at the table and address the emerging needs of women in professional contexts of all backgrounds,” she said.
NAB’s Gloria Yuen, recently named 40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian said in joining the CDC that she aims 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.” 

HR specialist Helen Tran said she was drawn to WOB’s Cultural Diversity Committee so she could partner with dedicated like-minded women.  “My goal for the Cultural Diversity Committee is to raise awareness of the barriers faced by culturally diverse women from all backgrounds and demographics, and to promote a fairer representation of culturally diverse women at the leadership and board level.”

Claire Beattie

Claire Beattie is a proud Yorta Yorta woman.  She has over 21 years of experience in government across agencies such as Transport, Treasury and Education. She has been a three-time finalist in the Premier’s Awards, a Finalist in the Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year Awards and Finalist in the Women’s Agenda Awards. Claire is an advocate for young people and the community who believes in making a difference and being the difference. She embodies the spirit of inclusivity and diversity and wants every community and every young person to feel known, valued and cared for. She is also a Director with the Women’s & Girls Emergency Centre (WAGEC) Board and PCYC NSW.

Helen Tran

Helen Tran has over 15 years experience in human resources.  She is an experienced HR professional having worked across Employee Relations, Performance Development, People Strategy & Planning, Leadership Capabilities and Diversity and Inclusion. 
 Helen is currently a HR Business Partner Lead for Paramount Australia and New Zealand, a member of its PROUD group and responsible for implementing and leading Paramount’s Reconciliation Action Plan in the position of RAP Co-Chair.  
She has completed the John Yu Fellowship in Cultural Diversity and Leadership at the University of Sydney Business School.

Gloria Yuen

With over 15 years of international experience, Gloria Yuen describes herself as a “risk management evangelist” who infuses Inclusion and Diversity principles in effective risk management, strategy and innovation and corporate governance.

She serves as Chair of NAB’s Cultural Inclusion Employee Resource Group steering strategic initiatives to accelerate cultural diversity in leadership and harness the power of cultural inclusion for customers colleagues and communities. Gloria also volunteers with various for-purpose organisations with a mission to grow the talent pipeline of professional women and develops initiatives to amplify the voice of women of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 

Before moving to Australia with NAB in 2016, she held various advisory and senior management positions with NAB Asia, JP Morgan Chase, Banco Santander and China Merchants Bank. Gloria was recently named  “40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian” and the Rising Star Award winner by WiBF for her contributions and achievements in the corporate sector. Gloria obtained her law degree from the University of Hong Kong and is a certified professional practitioner and fellow member of the International Compliance Association.

About the Cultural Diversity Committee 

Women on Boards established a Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC) with the aim of addressing barriers to opportunity and access to leadership and board & committee roles for culturally diverse women in Australia.
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