ANCOLD is pleased to announce the recent launch of the ANCOLD Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. This Working Group will be at the core of ANCOLD’s aim to proactively build an organisation with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views, and create a culture of equality.
The first activity of the Working Group will be to further develop its Terms of Reference, which in general terms focuses on promoting and supporting diversity, inclusion and equality across a broad range of ANCOLD activities and initiatives, such as events, committees and working groups, and advocacy work. Although it’s still early days in the development of this group, we hope to test new ideas and pilot new ways of working, particularly to better support underrepresented groups in the Dams Industry.
The ANCOLD Executive would specifically like to thank the industry for the level of interest and support to date in this initiative. ANCOLD received an overwhelming number of Expressions of Interest from members keen to be involved in this Working Group, which is a reflection of the willingness and commitment of our members to instill a great sense of belonging.
We recognise that embedding a culture of diversity and inclusion in the way we operate will take time, commitment and consistency, but hope that the steps we are taking now will have a long-term positive outcome for the industry. ANCOLD will keep you updated on the developments of this Working Group as we further expand on this initiative in the coming months.