The ‘Future of Work’ promises freedom, flexibility, fun, and inclusivity. Too good to be true? Come and hear from three divergent thinkers about changes...

The Future of Work

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall
Price:
Free event - registration required
The Future of Work
The Future of Work

Featuring

Malini Raj

Malini Raj

Malini has over 20 years of experience working across several prestigious domestic and international Financial Services organisations. She is currently Head of Community Engagement at the Commonwealth Bank. She leads the team responsible for building and enhancing the Bank’s relationship with the community sector and providing a community voice back to the business.

Previously she was Head of Strategy for Multicultural Community Banking at the Bank, a role focussed on promoting cultural diversity and financial and social cohesion through authentic/meaningful engagement with multicultural communities. The role involved in engaging at a strategic and government level, with business communities and at a local grass roots level through programs focussing on financial inclusion.

She consistently advocates for a more diverse workforce/diverse representation in the community and is seen as a strong ambassador/thought-leader for diversity and inclusion at the Commonwealth Bank and the community.

Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is an author, presenter and political commentator. She is Editor-at-Large for the Nine Network’s Future Women platform and hosts their podcast of the same name. Jamila is a regular commentator on The Project, Today, 3AW, The Drum and ABC News Breakfast and an occasional host on ABC Melbourne Afternoons. 

Bri Lee

Bri Lee

Bri Lee is an award-winning author, academic, and activist. Her books include Who Gets to be SmartBeauty, and Eggshell Skull. She is the columnist for T Magazine Australia, writes regularly for The Saturday Paper, and runs a weekly Substack called News & Reviews. Bri's advocacy saw consent laws in Queensland referred to the Law Reform Commission, and she founded the 'Freadom Inside' initiative which gets books to women in prisons in New South Wales. She's a PhD candidate and lecturer at the University of Sydney. 

Emma Jane

Emma Jane

Emma A. Jane - formerly published as Emma Tom - is an Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. Her research specialties are eclectic, and include sex and gender, misogyny on the internet, the future of work, social entrepreneurship and the impacts of emerging technology. In 2021, Stanford University ranked her as being in the top 2% of researchers in the world based on citations of her academic work. Emma has presented the findings of her research to the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House, and unsuspecting uber drivers (sorry about that). Prior to her career in academia, she spent nearly 25 years working in the print, broadcast, and electronic media. She was #SurprisedNotSurprised when she was recently diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

The ‘Future of Work’ promises freedom, flexibility, fun, and inclusivity. Too good to be true? Come and hear from three divergent thinkers about changes we can make now to improve work (and society) for the many – not just the few.

Get fired up! What changes can you agitate for? Are you aware of the gloss of the Girl Boss movement? Do you heed the call to ‘lean in’? Maybe there is a better model.

Bri Lee is not afraid to tackle entrenched hierarchies, issues of social stratification, and power structures. Her latest book – Who Gets to Be Smart – dismantles the education system and blows apart the myth of the meritocracy. Bri’s previous book Egg Shell Skull also unpacks the dynamics of power, knowledge, and privilege.

Dr Emma A Jane is a former journalist turned academic whose darkly funny memoir Diagnosis Normal combines brilliant storytelling with research about autism, trauma, and mental health. Emma brings specialist skills in gender studies, complex system theories and exploring issues of privacy in emerging technologies. She is a self-professed nerd but as Emma Tom she played in an all-girl rock band, briefly married a rock star, had a high - media profile and was a journalist for 25 years.

Named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, Jamila Rizvi is a best-selling author and journalist, Future Women’s Chief of Content, a podcaster and a gender equality advocate. Her latest book – Work. Love. Body. – explores the lives of Australian women, the impacts of COVID, and asks will the Australia of tomorrow be more equal than the one we were born into?

This power panel of brilliant (and entertaining) thinkers will be moderated by Malini Raj, Head of Community Engagement at the Commonwealth Bank who has long had a focus on promoting cultural diversity and financial and social cohesion for multicultural communities.

Proudly presented by Vivid Ideas in partnership with CommBank Careers.

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