United in Business is hosting its ‘Business, Sport and Diversity Luncheon’ this week at Crown Aviary and it’s not too late to book a place and hear from our special panel of experts, as well as network and connect with like-minded individuals within the Melbourne and wider business world.
The luncheon, being held on December 7, is the perfect opportunity to grow your business, network and also learn about the importance of diversity within sport and business and how the topics intertwine.
Keynote speaker, Ahmed Fahour – a renowned business leader, current Chairman of Pro-Pac Packaging, non-executive Chairman of BCG Digital Ventures and newly appointed CEO of Latitude Financial Services – will share his knowledge before a Q & A panel takes place.
Fahour, along with panellists Helen Kapalos, Huseyin Mustafa and Dr Bridie O’Donnell have a wealth of knowledge on sport, business and diversity.
Mustafa – a Senior Executive at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and General Manager, Multicultural Community Banking Australia – when asked about diversity within a workplace had this to say.
“Businesses that acknowledge and welcome diverse perspectives are more innovative and profitable, and research shows that there is a direct correlation between financial performance and an inclusive workplace,” he said.
“It’s important for businesses to understand how diverse our community is, and that our workplace reflects this.”
Kapalos – an accomplished journalist, presenter, executive producer & filmmaker – shared her thoughts.
“Diversity enriches our society in a plethora of ways, and with this understanding, individuals and whole communities are empowered to reach their true potential and participate fully in Victoria’s social, cultural, economic and political life.” She said.
O’Donnell – who graduated as Valedictorian from the University of Queensland Medical School and between 2000 and 2006 she was a rower and then an Ironman triathlete – knows firsthand the importance of sport and business working together.
When asked what is the connection between sport and business? O’Donnell offered her thoughts.
“96% of global female CEOs have played competitive sport, and it’s easy to see why: Sport IS business!” she said.
“Both involve managing relationships, working toward a common goal, dealing with failure, being adaptable, rallying the team and celebrating wins.”
With such incredible panellists and Ahmed Fahour keynote speaking, the United in Business ‘Business, Sport and Diversity Luncheon’ is a must for those in the business world looking to take the next step in ever-important space of diversity.
Limited tickets are still available HERE.