We have been named as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the third year in a row.
We are again proud to be a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for gender equality, which is a clear representation of our commitment to gender equality in our business.
WGEA’s Employer of Choice citation is awarded to organisations that demonstrate a genuine commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
The citation is recognition of our inclusive culture and the leading role it has taken in developing policies and practices to ensure gender equality in our workplace.
Our CEO Deanne Stewart said:
"To be recognised as one of only 140 Australian businesses with WGEA’s Employer of Choice citation is a real honour and pleasing recognition of our ongoing effort to celebrate and support diversity and inclusion."
What’s the impact of gender inequality on super balances?
More than two-thirds of our 760,000 members are women, and many have experienced the impact of gender inequality first-hand, particularly in relation to their superannuation account balances. Women generally having significantly less retirement savings than men, so issues regarding gender equality, are extremely important to our members and our fund.
How are we responding?
As one of Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds, our aim is to be a leader in supporting equality, inclusion and diversity, not only in our workplace but with our members and in the broader community as well.
We do this through some of our internal policies, such as;
- special leave for staff experiencing family violence
- the establishment of our Diversity and Inclusion Council
- our policy to pay superannuation to our team members during the unpaid period of their maternity leave
- the Women and Super website, and
- support for programs such as our sponsorship of the 2019 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
What does this mean for you?
Being recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice will provide additional benefits to our members, by helping us continue to attract and retain the best possible talent.
"We want our team to bring their whole selves to work. Removing barriers relating to gender and other biases is essential to achieving this," Ms Stewart said. "This citation is formal recognition of our efforts to be a truly inclusive workplace and provide all of our team with an opportunity to be the best that they can be."I want to learn more about the WGEA citation