Confronting the under-representation of Asian-Australians in senior leadership positions.
The Asian-Australian Leadership Summit (AALS) is aimed at putting cultural diversity firmly on the agenda. The two day national summit will look at why Australia has relatively few Asian-Australians in senior leadership positions, and what needs to happen to break through the so-called “bamboo ceiling.” The AALS aims to explore the important role our Asian-Australian diaspora can play in Australia’s future, including our engagement with Asia.
Hosted at the State Library of Victoria, the AALS will bring together senior industry leaders, early and mid-career professionals, and key partners to create momentum for change, with the ultimate goal of greater representation of Asian-Australian across the country.
The Asian-Australian Leadership Summit has three parts: the main summit (Friday 13 September), a NextGen event for young Asian-Australians (Thursday 12 September), and a gala dinner to launch the Summit and announce the “40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australians” Awards (Thursday 12 September).
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The Asian-Australian Leadership Summit will focus on both the structural barriers and the opportunities facing Asian-Australians seeking senior leadership positions.Delegates will hear from senior industry leaders about their experiences, and develop practical targets as part of an ongoing agenda for change.
The Asian-Australian Leadership Summit NextGen is a program for Asian-Australians aged 18-40 that aims to develop the insights, skills and networks to become leaders in their fields.
40 UNDER 40 AWARDS
The “40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards” recognises the achievements of young Asian-Australian leaders in their fields. The Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of the next generation of Asian-Australians, making them more visible in the wider community and to provide a stepping stone to further leadership opportunities.
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