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How workforce diversity can be your superpower

None of us are the same. That is why your approach to diversity and inclusion has never been more important.


None of us are the same. That is why your approach to diversity and inclusion has never been more important.

For example, did you know up to 20% of the population has a neurological difference, one-in-four New Zealanders were foreign born, almost 5% of the population identifies as LGBTQ, or that Gen Z will soon overtake the Baby Boomers in the workforce?

Every one of us has different attributes, cultural backgrounds, values, behaviours, strengths and weaknesses. While this can create a recipe for misunderstanding and conflict, it can also be the secret sauce that unleashes your business growth.

Why? Because we all bring different thinking and approaches to the table that can help you solve problems and unlock new paths.
But how do you do this?

Join us as we speak to the experts and look at how you can create a work culture that embraces and celebrates our diversity so that we can form a cohesive team working together and embracing everyone’s strengths.

This webinar outlines:

  • How to develop an empowering Diversity and Inclusion Policy that brings the best out of everyone.
  • A deep dive into neurodiversity, what it means, its benefits, and how to create a work environment that is supportive, understanding, and respectful.
  • Tips on creating a positive team culture that bring everyone together to work towards a common purpose.




Lisa Mulligan, CEO, The Culture Ministry

Lisa is the CEO of The Culture Ministry, a pragmatic and experienced Diversity & Inclusion consultancy that exists to create inclusive, accessible environments so that people and businesses can thrive. Lisa brings over 20 years’ experience in human resources, organisational change and development, and diversity & inclusion, in global multinational businesses covering retail, distribution, insurance, FMCG, logistics, manufacturing and engineering consulting.

Tami Harris, CEO, Acorn Neurodiversity 

Tami is the CEO of Acorn Neurodiversity, a charitable trust in Auckland providing specialist support to neurodivergent young people and their communities. She has over twenty five years of experience in the US and New Zealand in a variety of leadership and direct service roles in organisations that support people experiencing challenges related to mental health conditions or neurodivergence.

Having seen how neurodiversity on teams leads to greater innovation and productivity, Tami is passionate about supporting employers to recognise and develop the strengths of every team member. She believes that neurodiversity is a powerful and often overlooked form of diversity which benefits everyone in the workplace.

Trina Tamati, Director & CEO, Tōnui Māori Economic Consultancy

Trina is an award-winning and dynamic senior executive with 25+ years of global business experience. She is someone who instinctively looks beyond the status quo, thinking innovatively to improve, simplify and streamline. An experienced people leader with a strategic mindset, Trina has a passion for achieving operational excellence moulded by a strong Te Ao Māori worldview.  

Also speaking is Nick Walshe, Board Trustee, Acorn Neurodiversity

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