Digital Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Library

Diversity Equity Inclusion Digital Reading List     (Downloadable PDF at bottom)


A Total Guide to Accessible Colors [Including Palettes & Templates]


Talking about my generation

Intergenerational Diversity and Exclusion – lifting the cloak of invisibility

Managing Intergenerational Tensions

Meet Dave and Carlos – Ageing Workforce Ready (Video)

Older workers fall victim to ‘grey ceiling’ discrimination

The economic impact of ageism


6 Ways to Foster Belonging in the Workplace – Culture Amp

Belonging at work: The top driver of employee engagement

Belonging by Tom Verghese – Cultural Synergies (Video)

Belonging: From comfort to connection to contribution

Elevating the Workforce Experience: The Belonging Relationship – How a sense of belonging enhances the workforce experience

Finding our way to true belonging Belonging

Looking at inclusion through the lens of exclusion

The Value of Belonging at Work  

Cultural Diversity

Beyond CALD: what lies behind the labels

CALD: Why some say this label is failing Australians

Cultural Diversity In Government Part II – Backwards To Australia

Dismal’ lack of cultural diversity in leadership sparks call for targets

Leading for Change: A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership (2016)

Leading for Change: A Blueprint for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Revisited (2018)

Migrant skill mismatch costing the country $6 billion a year

The ‘Culturally and Linguistically Diverse’ (CALD) label: A critique using African migrants as exemplar

Truth Be Told (No) Cultural Diversity on Australian Boards

Why ‘culturally and linguistically diverse’ has had its day

Would we be better off without the acronym CALD?

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

3 Small Ways to Be a More Inclusive Colleague

3 expert insights to inform your DEI strategy in 2024

50+ Examples of DEI Scorecards and DEI Reports

Ally, Advocate and Activist: understanding who we are in the world demanding change

Are Your Diversity Efforts Othering Underrepresented Groups?

Creating a Competency Model for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners

Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable — and That’s Why They Perform Better

Diversity & Inclusion – Resisting the temptation for quick fixes

Diversity and Inclusion Build High-Performance Teams (Gartner)

Diversity matters even more: The case for holistic impact (2023) 4th McKinsey Report

Do you have a strong business case for D&I? 40 sources that will definitely help

Enabling the Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner – current challenges to our profession

Elevating Equity: The Real Story of Diversity and Inclusion

Fixing the Flawed Approach to Diversity

Getting Over Your Fear of Talking About Diversity

How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation

How diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) matter – McKinsey (3rd Report 2020)

How to Be an Inclusive Leader Through a Crisis

How to define diversity, equity, and inclusion at work

How to Develop Inclusive Leaders

Jobs in Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Have Risen 123% Since May—Here’s How To Get One

Leading Diversity & Inclusion work with Optimism in a time of uncertainty

McKinsey and Word Economic Forum Centre for the New Economy and Society – Global Parity Alliance: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lighthouses 2023 INSIGHT REPORT JANUARY 2023

Microsoft Global Diversity & Inclusion Report 2020

Navigating inclusion as a leader: lessons from the Inclusive Leadership Compass

Radically Rethinking Diversity and Inclusion – EEON Event (video)

Smoke and Mirrors: The state of diversity, inclusion and belonging in Australian workplaces

Taking bold action for equitable outcomes

The diversity and inclusion revolution: Eight powerful truths

The evolution of Diversity & Inclusion practice during C….19?

The Failure of the DEI-Industrial Complex

The Mix That Matters: Innovation Through Diversity 

The Root Cause Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Burnout, And How To Fight It

The Trouble With Inclusion – Peter Slatin

To Sustain DEI Momentum, Companies Must Invest in 3 Areas

What Is Psychological Safety? 

What’s the Difference? DEI vs EDI vs DEIA vs DEIB vs JEDI

Where Do Justice And Liberation Fit Into Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion?

Why the Head of Diversity is the Job of the Moment

Why we’re failing diversity if we don’t include diverse viewpoints

DEI Data

Data-Driven Diversity: To achieve your inclusion goals, use a metrics-based approach.

Eight simple diversity data exercises from a DEI practitioner and analytical chemist

How can HR translate diversity data insights into action?

Issues in Measuring and Reporting Diversity 

DEI Management

12 Ways CEOs And Companies Fail Chief Diversity Officers

2024 Workplace Equity Trends Report – Syndio

AHRI Futures Paper – Navigating Australia’s DEI Landscape for Impact and Sustainable Change

Australia leads for diversity & inclusion roles in the APAC region

Chief Diversity Officer Demographics and Statistics [2023]: Number Of Chief Diversity Officers In The US

Chief Diversity Officers Beware – Is that VIP title and matching salary worth the headache?

D&I Leaders global benchmarking survey and report

Diversity Fatigue: What It Is and Why It Matters

Having a clear narrative and rationale when talking with executives about diversity

Jobs in Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Have Risen 123% Since May—Here’s How To Get One

Six signature traits of inclusive leadership – Deloitte Insights

How diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) matter – McKinsey (3rd Report 2020)

The diversity backlash is underway. Here’s how to resist it

The head of DEI should not report to HR

There’s a lack of diversity in Australian leadership roles. These experts are trying to fix that

The Red Flags of DEI Jobs

The rise and impact of chief diversity officers

What happened to companies commitment to DEI?

Why Business Leaders Are Pulling The Plug On DEI

DEI Maturity Models

AHRI Diversity & Inclusion Maturity Model

DPC-Diversity-and-Inclusion-Strategy-2019-23.PDF (

ECU’s Diversity & Inclusion Capability Maturity Model 

Eight truths about diversity and inclusion at work | Deloitte Insights

The Five Stages of DEI Maturity


Ableism and disablism – how to spot them and how we can all do better

Banning straws might be good for the planet – but bad for people with disability or swallowing problems. What is ‘eco-ableism’?

BCA report on improving employment outcomes for people with disability: galvanising for action

Building diversity from adversity – Christina Ryan

Disability pay and employment gaps 2020

Don’t drink? Have a disability? What to do when you’re left out at workplace events

EEON: Matt parker Short Video

Enabling Change Getting to Equal 2020: Disability Inclusion  

Getting To Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage

Impostor Syndrome, Stereotype Threat and Disabilities

My Dyslexic evolution from struggles to strengths

My Dyslexic evolution, part 2

Negotiating the barriers to employment for people with disability

Negotiating the barriers to employment for people with disability

Not all disabilities are visible

The Case for Improving Work for People with Disabilities Goes Way Beyond Compliance

The Greatest – Apple

Understanding Disability

What can make the world of work wonderful?  

Domestic Violence

Seen But Not Heard: There are families in family violence


Below the poverty line: The real cost of being a university student

Study finds half of university students want to drop out


Career unicorns spark your joy

Social Mobility Commission – Cross-Industry Toolkit

The world as we know it is ending. Why are we still at work?


Accelerating Change on Flexible Ways of Working – Male Champions of Change 

Flexible working and the pandemic: more than just working from home

How email culture is failing women at work Flexibility Productivity with flexibility: the ‘silver lining’ of the new workplace

Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19 Flexibility Working during the Pandemic: From resistance to revolution?

Working From Home? 12 Guides To Help Navigate The Remote Life


30 critiques holding women back from leadership that most men will never hear

A woman of color cannot save your workplace culture

An infamous Spanish kiss overshadowed meritorious women doing their job – can you believe it?

Australia’s gender equality scorecard – November 2020

Baseline report – 2021 workplace gender audit data analysis

CEW Senior Executive Census 2022 G

Cultural Diversity Pay Gap Report 

Dr Niki Vincent/Just Begin the Change

Engaging with the backlash towards gender equity initiatives – insights from a male D&I practitioner (Nov 2018)

Frustration and fatigue’: Public sector leads charge on gender equality at work

Gender Equity – Western Sydney University

GENDER EQUITY AND INCLUSION BY DESIGN – A toolkit for the Australian university sector 2022.

Gender: Key success strategies – Jason Teoh

How Can Universities Contribute to Gender Equality?

How many people to implement a gender equity plan – at least five people (Dec 2022)

How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women

International Women’s Day 2021 – have the men shown up this year? (Mar 2021)

Jack and Jill and the Feminine Filter and Masculine Mantra

Measure for Measure: Gender Equality in Australia

Men building gender equality: A guide to XY’s content

Men still hold 9 in 10 CEO roles at Australia’s largest companies

Pronouns: Compulsion and Controversy

Respect@Work – Creating safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces

Shades of ‘they’: Mansplaining pronouns for obstinate blokes

Stoic and masculine: how the ‘tough man’ stereotype hurts men as well as women

The myth of merit and unconscious bias

To advance equality for women, use the evidence

Victoria shows power of mandatory workplace gender equality auditing with first figures released

Western Sydney University – Vice-Chancellor’s Statement on Gender Equality

WGEA reports a 20.1% gender pay gap. And not enough being done to close it

WGEA Scorecard 2022: The state of gender equality in Australia

What standards will the PM set?

Who is a real man? Most Australians believe outdated ideals of masculinity are holding men back

Women in the Workplace – 2022

Women’s mental health in the context of COVID-19

Domestic violence surging amid COVID-19 lockdowns, research shows

Pay Equity    

Some basic Pay Equity analysis for Diversity , Equity and Inclusion Practitioners

Gender Pay Equity – Western Sydney University

Gender Pay Gap: focus on fixing the infrastructure

You can’t hide from the numbers: Australian women earn less than men in any job

Disability pay and employment gaps 2020

Government Policy (Victoria)

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Gender Equality Act 2020

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Gender Equality Action Plans 2021

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Inclusive Victoria: state disability plan 2022–2026

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Multicultural policy statement

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Our promise, Your future: Victoria’s youth strategy 2022–2027

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022–2032

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Safe and strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023

Victoria’s overarching inclusion framework: Ending family violence – Victoria’s 10-year plan for change

Inclusive language guide

Inclusive Language Guide (Oxfam)

Inclusive Workplace Toolkit (Hue)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Aboriginal deaths in custody reflect the poor health of Australia’s democracy

Addressing deficit reporting is more than just telling positive stories

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 

Blak, Black, Blackfulla: Language is important, but it can be tricky

Closing the First Nations employment gap will take 100 years:

First Nations Women who have nlazed a trail & those who are keeping the flame alive

Gari Yala (Speak the Truth): Centreing the experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians at work

Hugely disappointing’: Indigenous employees ‘almost entirely absent’ from senior leadership, report finds

Indigenous Employment Index

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2020

Reconciliation Australia – 20 Actions for Reconciliation

Reconciliation: Moving beyond Acknowledgement of Country

Removing barriers to Aboriginal employment

Rethinking Criminal Record Checks

Stan Grant 2023

Survival Day

There have never been just black people in Australia

Tokenised, silenced’: new research reveals Indigenous public servants’ experiences of racism

Truth-telling paves the way to a brighter future – Ian Hamm

Uluru Statement from the Heart 

Uluru Statement from the Heart awarded 2021 Sydney peace prize

We are on the brink of losing Indigenous languages in Australia – could schools save them?

What can we learn from the marriage equality vote about supporting First Nations people during the Voice debate?

Who Gets to Tell Australian Stories?


5 ways intersectionality affects diversity and inclusion at work

An Intersectional Approach to Inclusion at Work

Charles Sturt University –  Graduate Certificate in Intersectionality, Diversity & Inclusion 

Does intersectionality pose a problem for human rights? 

The intersectionality wars

The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberle Crenshaw: 

Unlocking EDI Engagement: The Power of Intersectionality and Human Connection in the Workplace


A holiday whiskey commercial is going viral for its heartwarming message — and surprising twist

Rainbow Network Zoom Backgrounds

Writing themselves in publications (four)


Matt Parker on Neurodiversity    

Danny Taylor Smith – Support, synergy and success on the autism spectrum

Neurodiversity in the workplace: Why it matters Neurodiversity What is neurodiversity?

What is neurodiversity?

Why It Is Essential To Understand Brain Diversity In The Workplace


Anti-Racism: Why Your DEI Agenda Will Never Be A Success Without It

Are All White People Privileged?

Black employees say ‘performative allyship’ is an unchecked problem in the office

Chopping down the bamboo ceiling – Julie Chai

Collingwood racism report should have led to real consequences. Instead, it became a sideshow

Courageous Conversations About Race Compass

Courageous Conversations About Race protocol overview

Dai Le likens Covid lockdowns in western Sydney to ‘communist dictatorship’ in first speech

Duleesha says she was asked to change her name to something ‘more Australian’ at work. She’s not alone

EEON October 2021 Event: Antiracism for Racial Equity. From Conversation to Action

For eight years I’ve served Australia. The racist hate and disgusting abuse still crushes me – Mehreen Faruqi

From #Blacklivesmatter To Real Workplace Change  

Glossary of terms relating to ethnicity and race: for reflection and debate

How to have courageous conversations about race

Let’s Talk About When Black People are Called Racists – Breaking down the myth of reverse racism

Meet Rebecca Stevens Alder, Anti-Racism Writer

Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) Conference

Quiet Quitting Isn’t Really A Thing Among Black Workers

Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

Race Is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue

Race vs. Ethnicity vs. Nationality: All You Need to Know

Racism 101: Microaggressions

Racism. It Stops With Me – Ask yourself the hard questions

Racism. It Stops With Me – Ask yourself the hard questions

Racism. It Stops With ME : Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool

Reflections on the Multicultural Framework Review, Written to the Australian Government – Department of Home Affairs

Stand by me Reg Amoah Diversity & Inclusion Advisor at Norton Rose Fulbright

Taboos and Trepidation: How to be Colour Brave and Support Cultural Diversity at Leadership in Australia

The Four Agreements of Courageous Conversations Glenn Singleton

The Relentlessness of Black Grief

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

VANISHING WOMEN: Why Senior Women of Colour are Fleeing the Corporate World

We change our mind when we want to change our mind

Why DEI And Anti-Racism Work Needs To Decenter Whiteness

Yes, Black People Stories Are “In” Right Now, But Listening Is Only Half The Work

Equity Diversity Inclusion: Action Toolkit for Organizations

Broken Ladders: The Myth of Meritocracy for Women of Colour in the Workplace


Broken Ladders: The Myth of Meritocracy for Women of Colour in the Workplace | The Fawcett Society

Most women of colour ‘hide’ their heritage due to UK workplace racism

Sixty percent of women of colour in Australia experience workplace discrimination, survey finds

Women from diverse backgrounds face leadership barriers

Recreation & Sport

Proud 2 Play: 2022 impact Report    

Reference Data

Discover Victoria’s diverse population

Victoria – 2021 Census All persons QuickStats


Darlington Statement on Intersex

LGBTI Housing & Homelessness Projects

LGBTIQ disability self-advocacy : A report on the results of a survey of LGBTIQ people living with disability in Victoria

My own death felt preferable to anyone discovering I was gay – Dan Palmer

Private Lives 3: The Health and Wellbeing of LGBTIQ People in Australia

The Australian media’s portrayal of trans people is a betrayal of their human rights

Sex and Sensibility – on the science of sex, gender, and sexuality fascinating


EEON Youth Event April 2021

Discrimination Cases

Racism: Tesla Racism Case Award Cut to $15 Million From $137 Million

Racism: Uber agrees to settle California discrimination lawsuit for $10 million

Age: Google settles a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of age discrimination against potential applicants

Disability: Coca-Cola to pay $2.25M, update return-to-work policy to settle ADA charge


Sexual harrasment: Kristy Fraser-Kirk hopes times have changed since her high profile sexual harassment case

Understanding the job

Understanding the Job – Edward Capaldi

Human Centred Design

Introduction to human-centred design

Mental Health

Mental Health Video

Diversity Equity Inclusion Digital Reading List     (Downloadable PDF at bottom)