Symmetra Connect is a new value add initiative we are launching for our key clients. It will include a series of small, intimate sessions on a range of Diversity and Inclusion issues. Symmetra will connect corporates who are leading the way on such issues, with thought leaders in positions of power and influence.

Our inaugural event  was Lunchtime Yarns with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Human Rights Commissioner – Mr Mick Gooda.

In this intimate lunchtime setting, Mick Gooda modelled an effective interaction with an Aboriginal statesman.  We listened – to seek understanding.  With Mick’s depth and breadth of experience, he was able to pre-empt many of our questions and deliver important new insights.  He covered key challenges and critical steps for gaining traction with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives – such as creating culturally safe and secure environments, employment supply and retention, and developmental pathways. Mick’s personal way of story-telling kept us enthralled.

A cross-section of Executives from various business and industry sectors participated.

  • From Sport – AFL NSW/ACT and Cricket Australia;
  • Finance & Banking – Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and Suncorp;
  • And everything in between – WESCEF, Kmart, Woolworths, Coca Cola Amatil, Auspost, Railcorp, Leighton Holdings and Lendlease.

We all sensed Mick’s generosity of spirit and came away feeling honoured to have shared the time together.

Please watch out for other upcoming Symmetra Connect events