Asian-Australian Leadership Summit

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

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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