Elevating diversity through entrepreneurship: how it can boost innovation and unlock opportunities

Updated: Nov 28, 2021

Scalare Partners and the Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership at the Australian National University (ANU) are partnering to deliver an interactive webinar on 16 December 2021, focused on increasing gender balance and cultural diversity representation and leadership in entrepreneurship, venture capital, and technology and innovation space.


The future of Australian entrepreneurship couldn't be brighter – all thanks to the efforts of our diverse and inclusive future-focused founders and forward-thinking entrepreneurs at home and abroad.


It is through their vision, ingenuity and creativity which instil a new sense of hope and optimism for aspiring entrepreneurs of diverse and inclusive backgrounds.


Some of these game-changers will be joining a panel of leaders and entrepreneurs on 16 December for an online event hosted by Scalare Partners and the Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership (CAAL) at ANU.


The free and interactive webinar will see Jenny Li, Partner at Scalare Partners, contributing to discussions around the ways diversity can be a key driver and a critical success factor that boosts innovation and unlocks opportunities.


We need to prioritise and invest in the next generation of diverse and inclusive founders and entrepreneurs with the financial capital and networking support to get them started on their entrepreneurial journeys.

The lineup of panellists from Australia and around the world will also include Eelee Lua, the Head of Global Partnerships at AsiaVerify; Neil Yeoh, Founder and CEO of OnePointFive; and Aivee Robinson, Co-Founder of Catalyser. The online session will be moderated by Geraldine Chin Moody, Co-Founder and Executive Director of 5H Values Capital.


Sharing insights from their entrepreneurial journey as well as discussing obstacles encountered and what the future of entrepreneurship holds, there will also be a Q&A segment during the webinar for attendees to put forward any questions.


Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from game-changing leaders and entrepreneurs who are playing a key role in cementing Australia's place in the age of innovation. Register via this link to attend.



Event details


The event will stream on Thursday, 16 December 2021, and will start at 12 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (9 AM SGT / 5 PM PST).


Topic highlights:

  • Why they chose to become an entrepreneur in their selective fields.

  • The obstacles they encountered and how they turned challenges into opportunities.

  • Their experiences and insights working in and expanding across different markets.

  • Their keys of success for other female and Asian-Australian leaders and entrepreneurs to potentially take on.

  • How best to increase gender and cultural diversity representation and leadership across entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology and innovation in Australia.


 

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About Anu CAAL
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The Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership (CAAL) is the first of its kind. Established in 2020 by the Australian National University, CAAL addresses the significant under-representation of Asian-Australians in leadership positions within Australia’s public institutions and major private sector corporations.


CAAL undertakes independent research, targeted engagement and outreach initiatives. The Centre drives national conversations, establishes partnerships and challenges existing leadership models to ensure our institutions better reflect the rich diversity of our society.

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