Proseed event wrap-up: Why and how do Diversity, Equity & Inclusion matter? (29th Sep 2022)
Last Thursday we had another amazing Proseed evening!
Thanks for a record-breaking evening!
We all enjoyed together what appears to be a record-breaking evening in terms of the amount of charity money raised. I’d like to thank every one of you for braving the ominous weather warnings, and helping us support the children under the care of handsacrossthewater.org.au.
Thank you k. Gift!
My deep thanks to our amazing speaker k. Gift Arpaporn Samabhandhu, Area Managing Director for Johnson & Johnson for reminding us that nature requires, celebrates, and rewards diversity – Our taboos against incest arise from the fact that reducing diversity in any breeding population’s gene pool quickly increases the likelihood of congenital defects. It’s a reality that every pedigree breeder is familiar with – whether it be dogs, fish, horses, whatever – The more pedigree the animal, the greater the number of issues it’s likely to suffer of:
Resistance to disease
Adaptability to change
Resilience in the face of hardship
The same applies to human societies – Failing to embrace diversity, inevitably leads to decline.
K. Gift presented us with her experiences living, practicing and promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in her personal and professional life. In her words:
The event presentation, and k. Gift’s slides are available below.
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OUR NEXT EVENT Ms. Jamie Brennan – Country Lead for Thailand at Amazon
Our next event, will be on the 20th of October. Our speaker will be Ms. Jamie Brennan – Country Lead for Thailand at Amazon. Feel free to send over your questions for Ms. Brennan on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
Until then you’re welcome to join our WEEKLY LUNCHES – Every Friday at 12:30. Location details and invitations are available on our Friends of Proseed Whatsapp group.
PITCH AT OUR NEXT EVENT – Open Mic!!!
As per our tradition, at our next event, we’ll invite 3 startups to pitch the crowd for 3 minutes each. This is a 1st-come-1st-served opportunity to pitch your idea to our audience.
Proseed is grateful for the opportunity to help Hands Across the Water, a registered charity dedicated to saving Thailand’s most vulnerable children from dangerous environments and to provide a home for those without family or relatives. With your help, these kids don’t have to go hungry, miss out on education, face the challenges of life on their own or be forced into undesirable employment.
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