27 January, 2020

Embrace Difference event: Driving change for the future

Embrace Difference event: Driving change for the future

The Drinks Association's Embrace Difference Council is holding a panel discussion on "The future fitness of our workplace", which will explore key learnings from the drinks industry and Property Male Champions of Change.

The panellists - Madelyn Ring, Vice President of People at CUB and Linda Smith, GM People and Culture, ISPT, a property fund investment manager & also one of the Property Male Champions of Change Implementation Leaders - will discuss effective initiatives to drive change for the future and the role of men in influencing change.

Madelyn has 20 years of experience across organisational design, leadership development and change management. She was a member of the Women in Drinks Board and now Embrace Difference Council with the Drinks Association and is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion.

Linda is an experienced Human Resources practitioner with a special interest in organisational culture, leadership development and inclusion practices. Linda’s industry experience spans multiple sectors including retail, aviation, health, education, legal and manufacturing. Six years ago Linda took on the challenge of establishing the People and Culture function at ISPT. As the General Manager, People and Culture, and member of the executive team, she is responsible for building people capability across ISPT and ensuring best practice strategies and programs are in place to support the wider organisation.

The Embrace Difference Council is a Drinks Association industry diversity and inclusion initiative.

An evolution of prior industry Councils - Women in Drinks and Diversity & Inclusion at Drinks - the Embrace Difference Council looks to support organisations and have a positive impact across industry through the fostering of diverse and inclusive practices.


When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Time: 7:30-9am

Where: CUB Conference Centre, Level 20, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank, VIC

Cost: $35 (includes a light breakfast)


$5 from each ticket will go to WomenCan. Tickets are limited, get in quickly to avoid disappointment. There are plenty of paid car parking sites close to the venue and it’s a short walk from Flinders street station