Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2024

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2024

The annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit shines a much-needed light on how communities, industries, and teams can become stronger through inclusive practice. it is an immersive and representative experience, with engaging presentations, panel discussions, case-studies, interviews, exhibits, and much more.

An event not to be missed for those businesses with diversity and inclusion at the forefront of their strategies.

👉🏽 23 August in Perth and 15 November in Melbourne – come to one or both.

👉🏿 Limited early-bird tickets available here.

The main purpose is to bring individuals, organisations, and associations who are passionate about practical diversity and inclusion together to share good-practice examples and broaden overall inclusive practice. 

The 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Summit is the event of what is set to become an annual event, branching out to various cities and countries.

Check out our 2023 Summit Highlight Reel below

Check out our 2022 Summit Highlight Reel below

Venue Host : Engineers Australia

Level 10, Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Bourke Place, Level 31/600 Bourke St., Melbourne


Engineers Australia in Allendale Square (Perth) or Bourke Place (Melbourne) will be the venue host for 2024. Engineers Australia is a renowned organisation that champions the engineering profession and promotes diversity and inclusion in the industry. On the 7th of February 2023, Engineers Australia, Perth held their grand opening event at the new premises on level 10, Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Terrace which was created with member and employee experience as a key design principle.



With views out across the city and the river, the contemporary facilities include a member lounge with a coffee machine, quiet rooms and a collaboration zone as well as a boardroom and committee room. The seperate room with a fridge to store milk has been a life saver for breast feeding parents to utilise during our Summit. There is a dedicated soundproofed room, the ‘sound hub’ for webinars and podcasts, and a parent’s room. All of this was achieved due to the hard work of a number of the Engineers Australia team and also Buildwell Group who co-designed and fitted out the new premises, achieving a NABERS rating of 4.5. Furthermore, being located in the heart of Perth city means the building is well serviced by public transport.



Every facet of this Summit centered on how organisations can – and have – practiced inclusion in their workplaces and why it is important. As we move into the future, we must address contemporary challenges head on. Together we can build an environment in which diversity and inclusion can thrive.

About Our Founder

Dr Tanya Finnie is an avid explorer and lover of all things culture. She is the founding director of RedHead Communications, a consulting firm specialising in cultural intelligence and diversity and inclusion. She is also the founder of Cultural Times, a celebrated magazine covering all the latest in diversity and inclusion practice.


She has been passionate about inclusion her whole life. Once upon a time, she spent time with a Zulu King and his five wives, lived with a Massai warrior in Kenya, and consulted to the Minister of Tourism on cultural practices in SOWETO (the biggest black township on the outskirts of Johannesburg).


Dr Tanya Finnie hails from a widely diverse cultural background, having lived and worked throughout several African, European, and Australasian countries. Over time, she has built valuable cultural and intellectual experience to coincide with her academic knowledge on cultural topics and challenges.


She holds a PhD in Cultural Leadership, Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Commerce  in Tourism and Events Management. Tanya has also completed a Diploma in Public Speaking, Certificate IV in Coaching, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma in Leadership, Diploma in Front-line Management, and a Diploma in Human Resources.

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