We look forward to welcoming you to the SACC Melbourne Chapter quarterly networking event series with topic speakers.
This event offers unique opportunities to meet and network with members and contacts from the Swedish-Australian business community while listening to the following topic speakers sharing their expertise on diversity and inclusion.
- Joseph Ghaly, CEO and Founder of Brilliant Women Global, will share his insights on how both Sweden and Australia are tracking on their diversity and inclusion journeys and what they can learn from each other.
- Beverly Stacey, Country HR Manager at ABB Australia, will speak about ABB’s diversity and inclusion strategy, with a focus on a topic that she is extremely passionate about which is ABB’s engagement with indigenous Australia including some of the learnings that she has made on this journey.
- Sarah Goss, Head of Innovation, Ericsson Australia & New Zealand, will provide some insights into Ericsson’s diversity and inclusion journey with a focus on gender equality, highlighting some key learnings and also sharing some personal experiences on the topic, acquired throughout her extensive career at Ericsson.
During the evening will also take the opportunity to introduce new members of SACC.
When: Wednesday 10 August, 6.00 – 8.30 pm
Where: Salon Lounge, Young & Jackson’s, 1 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC
Cost: $25 (SACC Members) and $35.00 (Non-members)
Dietary requirements: Please submit your dietary requirements upon registration.
Numbers are limited, so please book early to avoid missing out on this event.
Introducing our speakers:
Sarah Goss was appointed Head of Innovation on the Ericsson Australia and New Zealand executive leadership team in mid-2016, working part time at 3 days a week. In this role Sarah leads company-wide strategy execution and the overall innovation agenda. Prior to this, Sarah and a colleague job-shared the position of Practice Lead for Ericsson’s government and enterprise business for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, overseeing digital transformation projects in industries such as utilities, transport and public safety. During this time the pair were recognised as one of Australia’s Top 5 Powerful Part Timers. Sarah was also a finalist in the 2019 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards, recognising her as an emerging leader who is determined to reshape her industry and create a smarter and more inclusive future.
Sarah is active at the intersection of her passions: diversity and inclusion, innovation, leadership and the future of work. Sarah was a founding director of HealthTech startup, Umps, where she remains a shareholder. She is also Chair of Ericsson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the RMIT School of Management, and Advisory Board member for In2Science, which provides STEM peer mentoring in low socio-economic schools.
Beverly is the Country Human Resources (HR) Manager for ABB in Australia. Prior to joining ABB in 2011, Beverly held several HR and Learning & Development Management roles within the global utilities sector and subscription television organisations. Beverly has extensive experience in executive and leadership coaching, organisational development, change leadership & management, competency development, workforce planning, job design and remuneration management, mergers, acquisitions and integrations. Beverly is passionate about responsible leadership, diversity, and inclusion within the workplace and is proud to work for a company which upholds those same values. In addition, Beverly is a strong advocator of STEM education, and fostering the development of the future Australian workforce, through collaboration between Business, Education and Government sectors. Beverly has a Bachelor of Education from RMIT University majoring in Psychology, English & Adult Education and is based in Melbourne.
Joseph is the founder and CEO of Brilliant Women Global. BWG drives the business case for diversity and inclusion in corporate life. He is a partner of Diversity Atlas and Deputy Secretary of the World Literacy Foundation. Joseph Ghaly recently served as the CEO of Lexplore Australia and New Zealand. Lexplore is an educational technology organisation, enabling literacy development for all learners. Joseph Ghaly was the incumbent Director of Mobile Internet with Ericsson Telecommunications during the dot-com era. He was based on 5 continents. He was the Global Director of Value Based Selling for Ericsson, the largest organisation in Scandinavia going through a transformation from a 120-year engineering company to an organisation competing on value. He is the former State Relationship Manager of CSIRO – Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific Industrial and Research Organisation, heading up relationships with industry and a member of the national commercialisation team.
We hope to see you there!
The SACC Melbourne Chapter.