Allens, Nab, L’Oreal, Kellogg’s and Medibank have been named some of Australia’s best workplaces for gender equality, in a new ranking from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).
Those companies were named alongside Caltex, Deakin University, Philips Electronics and Mercedes-Benz, and more than 100 other companies as the best offices for gender equality in Australia for 2019-20.
These companies were recognised for performing better than other firms in reducing the gender pay gap, having a higher representation of women in management levels, having more female candidates for senior management roles, a higher number of women on company boards, and more female employees working full-time.
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These are the best 119 employers in Australia for workplace gender equality, in alphabetical order:
WGEA director Libby Lyons said these companies had made “positive and measurable improvements”.
“These leading employers are closing their pay gaps and increasing their representation of women in management at a faster rate than other employers in our dataset,” she said.
“As we have always known, this report also provides further evidence that change will not happen unless workplace leaders from the board and CEO down are committed to gender equality as a business imperative and take action.”
She also congratulated the workplaces for the “extra effort and commitment” it took to meet the additional requirements.
“As the research we released today demonstrates, these employers have reaped the many business and workplace culture benefits from implementing leading-practice measures in their workplaces.
“Every one of these organisations are leading the charge for change towards gender equality in Australian workplaces. These astute industry leaders are showing other Australian businesses how to do it – that is create a better and more equal future for both women and men.”
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