Employers Of Choice

WGEA has today announced an increase in the number of organisations awarded the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation (EOCGE), with 90 organisations nationwide appearing on this year’s list.

The EOCGE citation recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces. Workplace trends this year include measurement and disclosure of gender pay gaps, a more strategic approach to flexibility and enhanced caring provisions for men, including paid parental leave.

WGEA Director, Libby Lyons, says the initiatives demonstrate this year’s EOCGE recipients are taking a more sophisticated and whole-of-organisation approach to supporting women and men’s equal participation at all levels of the workplace.

“Employers increasingly understand and value the benefits of having a diverse workforce for organisational culture and business performance,” said Ms Lyons.

2015 EOCGE citation holders range from small professional services firms to very large organisations including universities and banks.

Ms Lyons says the spread of industries and organisational size in this year’s list of citation holders is very encouraging and highlights growing awareness of the value of taking a strategic and systematic approach to gender equality.

“It is especially encouraging to see more organisations look for ways to actively support women and men balance caring responsibilities while also pursuing their careers,” said Ms Lyons.

A full list of the 2015 WGEA EOCGE citation holders is below and you can find the list by state and by industry on the Agency’s website.

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd Little Company of Mary Health Care Limited
Alcoa of Australia Limited  Maddocks
Allens McCullough Robertson Lawyers
Allianz Australia Services Pty Limited mecwacare
American Express Australia Limited Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd
AMP Limited Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd
 ARC@UNSW Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Arup Pty Limited Mercy Health
Ashurst Australia Minter Ellison
ASX Limited Mirvac Group
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Monash University
Australian Catholic University National Australia Bank Limited
AustralianSuper Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
B & McK Services Trust Origin Energy Limited
Baker & McKenzie Peoplebank Australia Limited
Bankwest PepsiCo
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd Philip Morris Limited
Becton Dickinson Pty Ltd PwC
Benetas Queensland Country Credit Union Limited
Callista Software Services Pty Ltd Queensland University of Technology
Caltex Australia Limited SAP Australia Pty Ltd
Carsales.com Limited Shell Australia
Citigroup Pty Limited St Barbara Limited
Clayton Utz St Michael’s Grammar School
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Stockland
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Suncorp
Credit Union Australia Ltd Swinburne University of Technology
Curtin University of Technology Tabcorp Holdings Limited
Deakin University TAL Services Limited
Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Teachers Health Fund
DLA Piper Australia Teachers Mutual Bank Limited
EY Telstra Corporation Limited
Genworth The University of Newcastle
GHD Services Pty Ltd ThoughtWorks Australia Pty Ltd
Gilbert Tobin Transurban Limited
Griffith University UBS AG
Henry Davis York University of Canberra
Holding Redlich University of Technology Sydney
HSBC Bank Australia Limited University of Wollongong
Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd UOW Enterprises
K&L Gates VMware Australia Pty Ltd
King & Wood Mallesons (Australia) Warrigal
KPMG Australia Western Sydney University
Lauriston Girls’ School  Westpac Group
Lend Lease Corporation Limited YWCA Canberra