Changing the game

BlueScope has formed a partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to establish ‘Change the Game,’ an innovative program which sees 10 BANZ employees matched with 10 elite champion female athletes for mutual learning and development.

Change the Game supports our diversity strategy – to foster a talented workforce of diverse opinion, gender, background, education, culture, experience and beliefs.

The aim is that BlueScope participants will see how athletes pursue elite performance and overcome setbacks, while the athletes will learn how their skills can apply to business with a view to how they manage their career after retiring from sport.

The 10 pairs of BlueScope employees and athletes will arrange regular contact throughout the year – managing around the athletes’ training schedules for the Rio Olympic Games next August. In addition there will be three formal workshops for program participants during the year.

The female athletes are from 10 different sports and include Olympians, Commonwealth Games medallists, world champions, Para-athletes and emerging international talent. They are not only successful in the sporting arena, but have demonstrated a well-rounded approach to study, work and the pursuit of excellence.