We are launching our first CEO Masterclass Series with four 20-minute sessions. Sean Aylmer, one of Australia’s most experienced and respected journalists, will interview CEOs from the companies that ranked #1 in the Best Workplace™ Australia 2021 Lists in the large, medium, small and micro company categories. These companies truly made it their mission to foster a Purpose Driven, People First approach to workplace culture.

In 2021 it’s been more important than ever before for companies to focus on what really matters. But the past year has also brought great, humbling lesson as we all navigate the new business and working environment. This series of masterclasses seeks to provide you with insights and inspiration from companies that understand what it means to look after their employees and can live those ideals whether people are in the office or on the end of a video call.

All masterclasses are online and free to attend. Please register your interest in the form and we will keep you updated on the whole series.



22 September 11am AEST


Ben Dawson

Vice President Cisco ANZ
#1 Best Workplaces™ Australia
2020 & 2021 - Large Category

Learn about Cisco’s journey to becoming the world’s best hybrid workplace in an exclusive interview with Ben Dawson, Vice President of Cisco Australia. Ben will talk through how Cisco has responded to the pandemic, and what it’s learnt along the way. He’ll discuss the pros and cons of working in a virtual world, how Cisco has had to adapt and why its employees voted Cisco a great workplace for the last two years (both in Australia and globally).


Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | 11am AEST

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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.