Leadership and The Big Idea

Inequality and exclusion costs Australia more than $45 billion a year and an alliance brought together by an LV alumna is doing something about it.

On 31 July, 2019 Williamson and Folio Leadership Program participants joined LV Alumni and guests to explore the Inclusive Australia story. The conversation was hosted by Andrea Pearman (WCLP’05), General Manager, Community and Philatelic, Australia Post, Justin Homer, Partner, PwC, and moderated by Mark Fuller (WCLP’12), Deputy Editor (Print) and Editor, The Saturday Age. The event was a great opportunity for Williamson and Folio participants to explore the role of leadership in social change, ask some challenging questions and network with the LV community.

Inclusive Australia is an alliance of passionate organisations and individuals working together to drive social inclusion and influence change. Their purpose is to improve societal attitudes and behaviours towards people from different backgrounds, perspectives and circumstances. Andrea spoke of the research Inclusive Australia has compiled over the past two years and their plan to launch a public awareness and activation campaign. They aim to reawaken audiences, normalise inclusive behaviour, spark respectful discussion into the issue of social inclusion and create an Australia where everyone does get a ‘fair go’. Inclusive Australia hopes to achieve long-term behavioural change that will decrease the social and economic cost of exclusion and allow our nation to thrive.

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