Varvara brings passion, energy and extensive experience to the ‘on the ground’ application of diversity strategy and practice in organisations.
I have seen Varvara offering her deep insights and wisdom working with people at all levels, and I thoroughly endorse her work.
David Mallard General Manager Corporate Audit Services, Australia Post
Varvara is a passionate person who brings a deep understanding of diversity practice to her teaching roles. In working with post-graduate business students Varvara draws on her own experiences and those of the students to develop their understanding of the importance and benefits of developing truly inclusive businesses and organisations. Students attest how much their values and attitudes change and develop as a result of learning more about themselves, diversity in society and their management of diverse work-places.
Associate Professor Patricia Buckley Head of Group: Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business and Enterprise ,Swinburne University of technology
Varvara’s energy and passion is infectious. She has a great ability to roll up her sleeves and deliver pragmatic results.
Lisa Eccleston Group General Manager Human Resources Amcor Australasia & Packaging Distribution
Varvara is a highly skilled diversity and human resources leadership specialist. She knows and understands the way in which individuals, groups and communities interface with the workplace, government, social infrastructure and resources. Having commenced as an educationist she moved into the corporate and business world bringing with her three decades of experience of people and their needs, as well as of employers and their requirements. Her skill is the capacity to engage others to understand the exchange that is required as well as the knowledge to make it happen. Her social and business philosophy is built on understanding effective support structures at all levels of operations.
Varvara is a demographer of the complex and diverse social community and how it can work effectively in a constantly changing and highly pressured environment. As society and economics shifts in new direction she has always been able to rapidly predict outcomes and what is needed to stabilize them for peak performance.
As a trainer of employees, organizational managers and business analysts she brings systematic approaches that serve not only the individual to become part of the larger social and economic story but the team and the organisation.
Elizabeth Gertsakis Cultural researcher and author