We aim to create an environment which supports and values improved business outcomes by maximising Diversity & Inclusion.
- Diversity & Inclusion at Deloitte
- Inspiring Women
- iDentity: Cultural Diversity
- GLOBE: LGBTI Leadership forum
- Male Champions of Change
Diversity & Inclusion at Deloitte
As an organisation we recognise the benefits to be gained from a diverse workforce, where the differing skills, perspectives and experiences of individuals from different backgrounds can lead to more innovative and efficient business practices.
Our aim is to ensure that all our people feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work, and as a result, create a workplace that encourages the true spirit of 'And different'.
For us, diversity is a pre-requisite - different people, different skills and a different way of thinking combine to create value through innovation.
We are working to create strategies that deliver real business outcomes. From a strategic perspective, Deloitte is currently focusing on three key areas of diversity, found below.
Inspiring Women: Gender Diversity
It's about getting our unfair share of female talent.
Throughout the last 10 years, the program has been championed by the CEO of Deloitte Australia, Cindy Hook, and led by Senior Partner and Deloitte Board member, Margaret Dreyer.
Learn more about our Inspiring Women program.
iDentity: Cultural Diversity
It's about creating an environment where everyone can maximise their potential.
At Deloitte, there is an expectation that everyone will be provided with the same opportunities to reach their full potential, regardless of cultural differences.
GLOBE: LGBTI Leadership Forum
GLOBE is Deloitte Australia's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) leadership forum and member community. GLOBE’s vision is to create an inclusive work environment where our LGBTI people can be their authentic selves and set out to achieve their career goals regardless of how they identify. GLOBE’s activities support Deloitte’s overall goal of building an environment in which all our people feel valued and accepted. The GLOBE working group meets monthly to coordinate activities, training and awareness sessions throughout the firm.
More information is available on the GLOBE page.
Male Champions of Change
In April 2010, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick brought together a powerful group of 25 CEO’s to form the Male Champions of Change (MCC) group, of which our former CEO, Giam Swiegers, was a founding member. MCC aims to use their individual and collective influence and commitment to ensure the issue of women’s representation in leadership is elevated on the national business agenda.
In February 2015, MCC announced that Cindy Hook, Deloitte Australia’s new CEO (and Treasurer of Chief Executive Women) would join the group as a Special Adviser. MCC is looking to Cindy for a unique perspective of a female CEO who is also seeking to drive diversity deep into her organisation.
This is the first time an outgoing CEO and Male Champion of Change has been succeeded by a woman.