In this video, Sarah Liu and Deborah draw from a wide collective of inspirational business leaders to discuss the difference between workplace diversity and inclusion.
In “The World We See – Leadership Lessons from Australia’s Iconic Change Makers” Ita Buttrose says “Diversity is about counting numbers, inclusiveness is about making the numbers count.”
Author Sarah Liu says that workplace diversity and inclusion go hand in hand.
“Unless you’re inclusive and you have an inclusive culture, you are not going to get the benefit of diversity,” she said.
“Gender is a very prevalent one and the immediate one we need to solve because it’s 50% of the population but also cultural as well,” she said.
Sarah then talks about age diversity as an important consideration for business and believes there needs to be greater conversation about how to get the most benefit from having four or five generations coexisting in the workplace.
“It’s about the results, and the benefits and the impact (of) having an inclusive, diverse culture (and what this) will bring to the organisation and to your team,” said Sarah.
About Sarah Liu
Sarah Liu is the founder of The Dream Collective and Little Girl Big Dream, Australia’s leading networks connecting and developing high calibre young professional women.
Sarah is an entrepreneur, brand strategist, author speaker and advocate for women in leadership. She was the Silver Winner of the International Stevie Awards for Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year and an Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future nominee.
Sarah began her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 24 and founded The Dream Collective, co-founded Gemini3 and authored two top-selling books.
Last year, Sarah published her second book “The World We See – Leadership Lessons from Australia’s Iconic Change Makers” which is a collection of short stories and inspirational advice from 33 CEOs and senior managers.
The Dream Collective has helped to advance the career of 1200 emerging female leaders since its launch.
Born in Taiwan, raised in New Zealand, educated in Japan and now working in Australia, Sarah is a true global citizen.