Presented by Tasneem Chopra and Neil Griffiths
As individuals and organizations grapple with how to lead on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), communication professionals are looking for guidance on their role in this critical issue. Join IABC Fellow Neil Griffiths and Tasneem Chopra, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist, for a fireside chat to learn where you fit in.
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Presenter / Tasneem Chopra A cross-cultural consultant, Tasneem was listed as an “Anti-Racism Champion” in 2018 by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Previously, she has been one of “50 Women You Need to Know” in 2017’s Herald Sun International Women’s Day count, following a listing in Latte Magazine’s “2016 – Women to Watch.” In previous years, she has been listed in The Age Magazine’s Top 100 most influential “Movers and Shakers in Melbourne” and The Australian Magazines Leader series of ‘’Top Ten Thinkers’.
Through her consultancy, she speaks across the private and public sector to issues of leadership, cultural competence, gender and intersectional discrimination.
When not delivering keynotes, workshops or emceeing events, Tasneem is a board director for Ambulance Victoria, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), NOW Australia, and chair of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. She is also an outgoing director for the Luke Batty Foundation and chair of Lentil As Anything, as well as former curator at both the Immigration Museum and Islamic Museum of Australia.
Presenter / Neil Griffiths is Global Head of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion at ERM, the world’s largest sustainability consultancy, where he is responsible for the global DE&I strategy and engagement plan. Neil’s background is varied, having spent the better part of 20 years in a series of external, brand, strategy and internal communication roles, before moving into the DE&I space. Neil has held leadership roles in a number of public, private and non-profit organizations.
In the volunteer space, Neil has held multiple leadership positions within the IABC and the Company of Communicators (CoC), which is one of the City of London’s modern Livery Companies. Volunteer highlights include being a member of the inaugural Global Communications Certification Council, chair of the 2018 IABC World Conference (Montreal), past chair of IABC’s EMENA region and, as at November 2020, junior warden of the CoC.
Neil is a recipient of the IABC Regional Leader of the Year and Rae Hamlin Awards. In 2019, Neil was named IABC Fellow, the highest honor bestowed on an IABC member.