Culturally Diverse Women

Leadership & Influence

Culturally Diverse Women

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Move your understanding to action

While efforts continue to address the issues of inequity for women at work, it is not progressing at the same rate for all.

This program is designed to support women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, inclusive of those from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to navigate the barriers to progression at work.

It would also be of benefit to female First Nations leaders seeking to strengthen their capabilities in leading culturally diverse workforces by deepening their understanding of the dynamics of workers with diverse backgrounds.

We create a safe and supportive environment with a mixture of in-person, online and peer-to-peer learning and coaching that culminates in the involvement of your selected advocate at work to help implement your progression plan in your professional environment.

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What you'll learn

Join the Culturally Diverse Women Program and take the first step in unlocking barriers to your career advancement in the process.

How you'll learn

The program is delivered over five Masterclasses, designed to Inspire, Teach, Coach and Make a Commitment to Act. It is 80 per cent interaction and application with 20 per cent learning, a style that mobilises participants to make real change.

Together we form a community of practice. We also match you with an accountability partner within the session, so that you keep moving forward. All the sessions are connected both in content and action, so we are designing for your progress.


The Culturally Diverse Women Program is offered in two formats – choose the one that is right for you:

Who should attend

  • Female professionals who identify as being from culturally and/or linguistically diverse, migrant, refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds.
  • First Nations Women (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) seeking to strengthen their capabilities in leading culturally diverse workforces.

Program fee


We encourage leaders and organisations to nominate and support CALD women and First Nations women in their workplace to attend.

Digital badging

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a digital badge to share with your network. Find out more about digital badges.


Div Pillay

Program Lead

Div Pillay is the CEO and Co-Founder of award-winning diversity and inclusion consultancy, MindTribes, as well as being the one of the Co-Founders of Culturally Diverse Women (CDW), an organisation that promotes inclusion at the intersection of gender, culture and age. Having grown up under apartheid in South Africa, the kind of change that Div is driving is both tangible and measurable.

A true innovator for inclusion, Div has 20+ years' experience in behavioural design, facilitation and impact measurement, and is an Accredited Executive and Career Life Coach and an expert in Career Management, making her a force amongst the next generation of business leaders. Recently named as one of two Australians in a list of 25 Global Influential Leaders by AACSB International – the world's largest business education alliance and one of AFR's 100 Women of Influencer, 2018, Div is a sought-after speaker and writer on the benefits of greater workplace diversity and inclusion and how to promote commercial participation of people from diverse backgrounds in corporate Australia. She is on the Board of VicHealth, is a Plan International Ambassador supporting girl's empowerment globally and is the Chair, of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, American Chamber of Commerce, Australia.