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Lisa Annese

Lisa Annese was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Diversity Council Australia (DCA) in June 2014. DCA is the country’s only independent, not-for-profit workplace diversity advisor, offering a unique knowledge bank of research, practice and expertise across diversity dimensions developed over nearly 30 years. Lisa has contributed widely to the public debate on issues relating to gender pay equity, paid parental leave, women in leadership, cultural diversity and workplace flexibility. Lisa’s previous roles include Member Services Director at DCA, Diversity Practitioner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency where she developed the census of Australian Women in Leadership, the Business Achievement Awards and the Employer of Choice for Women citation. In 2004, Lisa co-authored ‘Chief Executives Unplugged: CEO’s Get Real About Women in the Workplace’ which was named a “must-read business book” by AFR/BOSS magazine.

From the author

proactive, advisers, workplace mental health

Why small-business owners should invest in mental health at work

It is up to business leaders to create a space where employees at all levels of a business feel that their workplace pos...
inclusive, social cohesion

Why you need resilience to implement diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion isn’t about targeting or shutting certain people out but rather, it is about creating a world of...

An opportunity to future-proof flexible work for Australian small businesses

There is an opportunity for small businesses to implement what is known as "Future-Flex". to mainstream flexible work in...
domestic violence

Domestic violence a big issue for small businesses

The root causes of domestic violence are structural, embedded in our politics, institutions and organisations – includin...