Carolina Bouten-Pinto

Carolina Bouten-Pinto enables people to be effective and inclusive in situations characterised by diversity. She has over 25 years combined experience as a manager and diversity consultant in the private, not for profit, government and health sectors, in Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Her work is based on personal and professional experiences and an ongoing curiosity about what precipitates exclusion.

Her ‘Culturewise Practice’® approach to inclusion and diversity emerged as the result of ongoing collaborative work with colleagues and clients and underpins her practice based PhD research. It revolves around principles, processes and practices for inclusion in organisations and communities.

Working at the nexus of theory and practice encourages people to operate in a creative paradigm that shifts perspectives, expands cultural consciousness, and develops capabilities to engage in meaningful and productive ways with others. It is a process that goes beyond diversity training and is about emerging the potentials contained within the ‘culture of the moment’ which is created when we interact with others. Most recently she has been instrumental in the development and roll out of the Cricket Australia A Sport for All Inclusion and Diversity Program.

Carolina holds tertiary qualifications in Community Development and Adult Education, a Masters of Management (Hons) from Griffith University specialising in reflexivity and cultural diversity in organisations and is at the tail end of completing her PhD on Inclusion and Diversity Practice.

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