About Us

About Us

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We're creating a more inclusive future of work.

We’re Lorna Deng & Bedi Othow, co-founders of DivTal. We’re both HR professionals, passionate advocates for diversity and inclusion and South Sudanese Australian migrants who have faced and overcome employment barriers. We joined forces to improve employment opportunities for other job candidates from underrepresented minority backgrounds.

DivTal is an online job platform that connects employers to job candidates from underrepresented minority backgrounds. These candidates often face complex barriers throughout the recruitment process, so we help enable a personal and human connection between them and employers.

In addition to their skills, experience and qualifications, job candidates share their stories, life journeys and what makes them who they are, through video resumes and unique candidate profiles. We partner with organisations committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce to join the platform and access the talent pool.

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Lorna & Bedi

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Lorna Deng


Lorna is the co-founder of DivTal, an online job platform that humanises recruitment. Recently named by SmartCompany as one of ‘Australia’s 13 most inspiring female entrepreneurs’ Lorna’s vision for DivTal is to create a more inclusive future of work.

Having graduated from Monash University in 2013, Lorna started her career in Corporate Responsibility and then moved into Human Resources. She has worked within a broad range of HR functions in varied industry segments across Australia and specialises in talent management, diversity & inclusion and leadership.

Lorna is a keynote speaker and is regularly invited to speak about leadership, purpose, diversity & inclusion and the future of work. She is a member of various diversity & inclusion committees and networks where she champions cultural diversity and is a mentor to young migrants in Melbourne.

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Bedi Othow


Bedi is a Human Resources professional with over 8 years of experience within a range of HR functions. Her areas of expertise include Early Career Talent Management, Recruitment and Diversity & Inclusion.

Bedi is currently studying a Master’s in Human Resource Management at Monash University, is involved in numerous diversity and inclusion committees and is a passionate advocate for minority women and youth empowerment.

She believes that minority groups need to be provided with the right opportunities to allow them to realise their potential and contribute to society.

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