Zero Gender Divide for Nitro

Panel members of Zero Gender Divide: Tim Fawcett (Cisco), moderator Dr Leslie Cannold, Sarah Grace Worboys (Startup Victoria), Renee McGowan (Mercer) and Sam Chandler (Nitro).

Panel members of Zero Gender Divide: Tim Fawcett (Cisco), moderator Dr Leslie Cannold, Sarah Grace Worboys (Startup Victoria), Renee McGowan (Mercer) and Sam Chandler (Nitro).

What does diversity mean to your business? Is it entrenched in your company’s DNA and in every employee, or is it just a catchphrase used by the human resource department – but rarely practiced in real-life? We got together with Australia’s business leaders to bring this discussion to the fore, and to explore the challenges, opportunities and impact gender diversity presents in today’s working environment.

Co-partnering with Diverse City Careers, we held this inaugural Zero Divide event at Mon Bijou in Melbourne on 30 September. Panel members: Renee McGowan – Chief Customer & Marketing Officer at Mercer, Tim Fawcett – Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs at Cisco, Sarah Grace Worboys – Co-lead at Startup Victoria Female Founders and Sam Chandler – Founder & CEO at Nitro. Moderator: Dr Leslie Cannold.

Key takeaways:

  1. Be aware of unconscious bias
  2. Place women in positions of influence
  3. Build confidence from the start

Watch the Zero Gender Divide panel discussion:

Left to right: Renee McGowan (Mercer), Tim Fawcett (Cisco), Dr Leslie Cannold, Sarah Grace Worboys (Startup Victoria Female Founders), Sam Chandler (Nitro).

Left to right: Renee McGowan (Mercer), Tim Fawcett (Cisco), Dr Leslie Cannold, Sarah Grace Worboys (Startup Victoria Female Founders), Sam Chandler (Nitro).

Nitro donated 100% of ticket sale proceeds to Camp Quality.

Nitro donated 100% of proceeds from tickets sales to Camp Quality.

View the Zero Gender Divide album on Facebook.

Interested in finding out more about how we’re championing gender diversity? Read Nitro Chief Operating Officer, Gina O’Reilly’s BRW article on ‘complementary collaboration’, Why technology companies that employ women make more money.