New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Commissioner Communication and Information, Vanisa Dhiru and UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader, Kauri Tearaura share their thoughts and experiences of diversity and inclusion within the Boardroom.
Vanisa and Kauri were interviewed by Kirsten Patterson and Sonia Yee, as part of a podcast entitled Across the Board: The trickle-down effect of diversity and inclusion (a collaboration between the NZ Herald, and Institute of Directors).
Vanisa has sat on numerous boards since her 20s and is currently a member of seven different boards. Kauri currently sits on three boards.
Boards no longer look like they used to. The cultural makeup of boards is changing to reflect the societal shift that is happening around us. But what does that look like for people of colour who are suddenly given the role to speak on behalf of all ethnic communities? Where do those who identify as disabled or gender fluid fit on boards, and what does it mean to have a voice and push for change in the face of adversity? Find out Vanisa and Kauri’s thoughts on these issues.