Role: Session Presenter
2022 Conference Session:
Challenges and Insights: Delivering a Global Anti-Racism Solution
Heather Price began her career in South Africa in 1990, establishing a consultancy specializing in diversity and inclusion and the dismantling of apartheid in the workplace, which was nominated as one of the leading human resource consultancies in Southern Africa. She opened the doors of Symmetra, offering end-to-end solutions in D&I, in the Asia Pacific region in 2003 with its head office in Australia.
In recognition of her expertise, Heather presents regularly at international conferences around the globe, sits on the expert panel that ratifies the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmark tool, has numerous publications to her name, and has been invited to judge for best practice awards in D&I for Community Business across Asia and Women in Banking and Finance in Australia.
Heather’s international multidisciplinary team of experts has positioned Symmetra to provide a global consulting service to numerous blue-chip clients in both the private and public sector on embedding an inclusive workplace culture. Heather is engaged regularly to work locally and internationally with the C-suite on the business imperative of diversity and inclusion, building inclusive leadership capability, psychological safety, and counteracting unconscious bias in the workplace. Utilizing unique proprietary tools, process and content designed by Symmetra, Heather’s team of experts conduct diagnostics, advise on D&I best practice policy and strategy, and facilitate cutting-edge and innovative blended learning solutions.
As a very dynamic presenter, Heather is best known for her powerful delivery of keynote sessions on “Driving Performance and Innovation through Inclusion”—designed to obtain executive engagement in the D&I agenda by changing the way leaders think about D&I from a social justice issue to a strategic business imperative. She has been called on to deliver these sessions in the U.S., UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa with a focus on what inclusion looks like in the 21st century, how inclusion can be leveraged to build agile teams who can better respond to a rapidly changing marketplace, and addressing the barriers that stand in the way of achieving this.
Private sector clients include Unilever, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Macquarie Group, CBA, Westpac, NAB, CBA, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, King & Wood Mallesons, Herbert Smith Freehills, Tronox, ConocoPhillips, Telstra, Wesfarmers, Coles, Origin Energy, BMA Coal, Barry Callebaut, and kdc/one.