Friday, July 1, 2022

LinkedIn casts campaign to accent Indigenous Aussie workplace terrain

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LinkedIn has launched the latest iteration of its #ConversationsForChange initiative with a new content series in partnership with Indigenous-led creative consultancy, Campfire X. The three-part series, titled ‘Change Starts With’, aims to highlight the subtle, everyday moments that impact Indigenous Australians in the workplace. The campaign encourages non Indigenous Australians to consider how their unconscious biases can make workplaces less culturally safe for Indigenous people. The campaign launches in the lead-up to Reconciliation Week, and runs for two weeks across both Linkedin and its local social channels.

IAB Australia officially receiving submissions for MeasureUp 2022

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IAB has announced that MeasureUp, the only measurement focused conference in Australia, will return for its 6th year on 25th October and is seeking submissions for presentations, panel discussions and workshops on topics including cross-media audience and advertising measurement, brand building, attention economy and sustainable measurement techniques. 

Kominfo, 10×1000 bring Flex Fintech Foundation Program to Indonesia

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The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) announced its partnership with fintech training platform 10x1000 Tech for Inclusion to recruit local talents to enroll in 10x1000’s Flex Fintech Foundation Program. This deal forms part of Kominfo’s Digital Entrepreneurship Academy (DEA) program, which aims to nurture talents to accelerate digital transformation in entrepreneurship, with a target of 60,000 people being trained in 2022.

Nominations for the 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards are officially open

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Telstra has announced that nominations for the 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards are now open. The Awards program celebrates the innovation and creativity of Australian SMEs, and their role as a key driver of Australia’s economic success and social prosperity. Stemming from the success of the inaugural 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards which saw over 24,000 businesses nominated, the program demonstrates Telstra’s long -standing  commitment to recognising the meaningful contributions of firms and business leaders.  

Navii offers $3m in digital support tools through gov’t-backed program

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Navii is giving away over $3m in digital support tools for SMBs through a new gov't-backed Digital Launch Pad Program, with 12 months of expert support and coaching available to 500 SMBs. Navii is also putting over 10,000 digital tools and course packages up for grabs. SMEs are invited to share their digital journey so far, including why they need support, to be in with a chance of securing Navii’s Digital Launch Pad Program valued at over $1,200 per applicant.

The Society of Publishers in Asia casts 2022 journalism awards finalists

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The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based non-profit firm dedicated to pursuing excellence in journalism, announced the finalists for the SOPA 2022 Awards (full list). Global, regional and local media outlets submitted over 750 entries in English and Chinese. SOPA is celebrating the 40th anniversary since its founding in Hong Kong in 1982. The annual awards recognizing great journalism in the Asia Pacific region have been given out every year since 1999. This year’s winners will be announced on June 16 at the virtual SOPA Awards Gala and live-streamed on SOPA Asia’s YouTube channel from 7pm Hong Kong time.

GCCA launches program to support sustainable tech by industry startups

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The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) revealed the first six start-ups that will be backed by its member companies as part of the first ever Innovandi ‘Open Challenge’ in the race to ‘net zero’ by 2050. The six start-ups, which were chosen from more than 100 entrants to the Open Challenge, hail from the USA, Canada, UK, Italy and the Netherlands.

WLA renews grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait leadership development

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For a fifth straight year, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) has renewed attendance grants to support leadership development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia. Valued at over $60,000 in total, the grants will be offered to current and aspiring women leaders to attend a national series of Symposium events focused on the experiences of women in the contemporary workforce. There are a total of 32 attendance tickets on offer for the ‘in-person’ Symposiums and 18 tickets available for the online Symposium. 

HubSpot in cohort with Asia Pacific’s top brands to grant upskilling services

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HubSpot, the customer relationship management (CRM) platform for scaling companies, announced the launch of ‘The Great Upskill’, which will see brands across APAC including Google ANZ, MessageMedia, Meltwater, Seismic, and Aircall, give their employees a full workday during the week of May 9–13 to dedicate to upskilling and job-related learning. The movement comes on the back of research from HubSpot, which found 71% of Aussie workers wish their employer placed higher value on job-related learning and upskilling, with four out of five saying it’s bumped to the bottom of the to-do list when work gets busy. 

Estée Lauder launches ELEL fund to advance women redefining leadership

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Estée Lauder, the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., announced the launch of the Estée Lauder Emerging Leaders (ELEL) Fund, a charitable fund under The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation. The fund’s mission is to redefine leadership by supporting a new generation of emerging women leaders and challenging leadership gender stereotypes. The Fund will support firms that provide opportunities for leadership development, cultivate supportive communities and advocate for emerging leaders who have a vision for change.