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The Future of Work

University of Technology Sydney
University of Technology Sydney
15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007
The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building

Tuesday 7 June from 3:30pm to 4:45pm

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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