Musical identities, gender, sexuality and conflation

In what now feels like another life, I worked as a conductor, composer and creative director– that’s my background, really, before everything else and all that’s happened and all my career incarnations; I’m a musician, composer, creative director and conductor. As a creative director and producer, I worked on some of the …

Indexing Diversity – Does size matter? It’s a balancing act

In today’s world, where so much importance is placed on diversity in the workplace, how do we measure such a broad philosophical, intangible concept? What are the key measurable parameters of diversity and how do we interpret these measurements? The Dynamics of Diversity The diversity of any team is dynamic. …

Need for nuance in COVID lockdown crisis

Another Covid lockdown – Here we go again, it’s been eight days since we were sent into a harsh lockdown over a sudden outbreak in Covid cases. The fourth time now. I am provided with comfort from my music and study room which has been my home office for nine …

Cultural Diversity In Government Part II – Backwards To Australia

Last month I wrote a blog post “It’s About Time: A New Era of Diverse U.S. Leadership”, which celebrated the recently inaugurated Biden cabinet for being the most culturally diverse and gender inclusive in American history. Even as this overwhelmingly positive move was lauded as, yes, well past time, another …

Diversify Teachers For Better Representation – How To Manage Diversity In Schools

Diversity is humanity’s greatest brand, and our most under-utilised asset. By managing diversity, creating and maintaining a positive environment in which individual differences and similarities are valued, we can avoid unfortunate consequences such as the current situation in Shepparton, Australia. Equitable representation across subsections of society is paramount. An independent …

It’s About Time: A New Era of Diverse U.S. Leadership

As a child of immigrant parents from Greece, I became acutely aware of how discriminatory societal attitudes undermined inclusion and equality at a young age.  In the 50s, when my father arrived in Australia he had a moustache. Let me add, not quite like mine. At the movies people would …

5 Reasons Why it is Important to Consider Workforce Mutuality

Workforce mutuality is used to describe the extent to which an organizations diversity or workforce is a reflection of the diversity that exists in the community served by the organization. The description of this term is often confused with workforce diversity. However, an organization’s workforce may be highly diverse yet …