When one of my colleagues at ANZ mentioned an opportunity for a part-time secondment with the Attitude Foundation, I jumped at the chance. I was fortunate to be offered the role of General Manager.
Attitude Foundation is a niche media company that produces dynamic and authentic media content aimed at changing community attitudes towards people with disability. Attitude’s vision is ‘to live in an Australia where people with disability are welcomed and fully included on an equal basis in every aspect of life’.
Attitude Foundation drives change in attitude and culture by working with people with disability to shares stories of people with disability in their own voice and in their own way and broadcasts this content across a range of readily accessible channels including film, mainstream television, social media and podcasts.
I am incredibly passionate about accessibility, inclusion and diversity, and am grateful to work for an organisation such as ANZ that encourages development opportunities, flexibility and has solid partnerships with organisations in the accessibility space.
The secondment naturally complements other projects I am working on in this area at ANZ.
Since 2016 the partnership between ANZ and the Attitude Foundation reflects a shared desire to change community attitudes and behaviour toward people with disability and to empower people with disability to participate in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
This year ANZ renewed its partnership arrangements with the Attitude Foundation. As part of this, I provide my professional services on behalf of ANZ through the secondment and in exchange, ANZ calls on Attitude to present insights and training to ANZ on accessibility and inclusion issues.
Matt Field, CEO Attitude Foundation says The Attitude Foundation values its long-standing partnership with ANZ – a partnership based on shared values and commitment to increasing equity and inclusion for people with disability.
“ANZ has been a supporter of the Foundation from the outset and has played a vital role in enabling the organisation to achieve its aims of producing broadcast media and more recently to provide momentum for our Emerging Voices mentorship program launching in 2022”, Matt says.