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Newsletter May 2021


In the aftermath of 2020, racial injustice and gender inequality have been put firmly in the spotlight. Movements such as Black Lives Matter and inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn are creating pressure for organisations to disclose their approach to diversity and inclusion (D&I).

Diversity Atlas is an online application developed by Cultural Infusion that enables employers and managers to assess the cultural and demographic traits of their employees or members. It measures not only the type, but also the extent of cultural diversity.

As well as being vital for investors and organisation leaders, D&I is crucial for productive workforces. Nearly 80% of those surveyed for the CNBC | SurveyMonkey Workforce Happiness Index in April 2021 said they want to work for a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

We hope you enjoy our April newsletter highlighting our latest projects, presentations and partnerships.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21 provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the value of cultural diversity. 

But how do we measure and report on diversity? In our increasingly global world, who sets the parameters for what is diverse enough? And how can we define it? Read more


As a partner of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, Cultural Infusion will be part of the global event organised by Connecters for Peace to mark World Day for Cultural Diversity. 

Representatives of UNESCO, world governments, universities, NGOs and the private sector will explore the role of diversity in achieving development and peace. 

Join the global webinar event "Peace and Development : Why Diversity Matters". 


Cultural Infusion’s CEO Peter Mousaferiadis presented in a Catalyst 2030 webinar along with colleagues Maximo Plo Seco, Michael Walmsey and Quincy Hall earlier this month. 

Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of social entrepreneurs and social innovators from a variety of sectors, united under the goal of fostering innovation and human-centered approaches to attain the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. 

During the week, 5591 participants tuned in to 120 sessions that ranged from workshops, panel discussions and fireside chats.

The Cultural Infusion team facilitated a workshop exploring trends in diversity, equity and inclusion - with a focus on the European Union anti-racism strategy. 

We showcased the Diversity Atlas platform, yielding enlightening live data from participants along with some fascinating and insightful breakout discussions.


The feedback from our 30 participants was overwhelmingly positive.  
Watch the highlights

We are partnering with the Diversity of Council Australia (DCA) for this year’s Inclusion@Work Member Index. Member organisations are able to capture their inclusion statistics to bench-mark against Australian worker, DCA member and industry results. 

For the first time, DCA will utilise Diversity Atlas’ technology to analyse and display survey results. This will enable participant organisations to capture live data, as well as provide a suite of intersectional analysis.

DCA’s Research Manager Rose D’Almada Remedios says of the collaboration: 

“Working with Cultural Infusion and their team on our Inclusion@Work Index has been a great experience. It is wonderful to work in partnership with an organisation that truly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the workplace. The dashboard that our partnership has created is an incredible tool, and we are looking forward to providing our members with data and insights to help them on their journey in making workplaces diverse and inclusive for all.”


Our partnership with European diversity and inclusion giant Creative Culture from London was announced this month. 

With expertise and experience in understanding and applying cultural differences for customers and organisations, Creative Culture has developed an inclusive and collaborative modular framework to understand local market requirements and global framework. 

Led by global experts in cross-cultural communication and strategy, its advisory board includes internationally recognised author, consultant and trainer Fons Trompenaars. 

His book “Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business” sold more than 120,000 copies across 16 languages. This new partnership will enable DEI transformation through cultural diversity mapping. 

By measuring the current diversity state of the workforce through Diversity Atlas, insights are gathered to enable a more inclusive and participative employee experience and successful implementation of its DEI strategy. 


On the Diversity Atlas Blog

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Cultural diversity in Australian federal politics has become a topical issue lately. Our recent blog post on this topic highlights the lack of cultural diversity in our highest offices, and what this means for the representation of constituents. 

While 33% of Australians were born overseas, only one in 10 elected officials being from culturally diverse backgrounds - in any organisation, this is of significant concern; representation and diversity matter.  


When that organisation’s sole responsibility is the representation of the interests of their wider communities, it is cause for concern.  

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