At Deloitte, our aspiration is to create a workplace that embraces each individual for their unique attributes and provides support for different life aspirations, stages and circumstances.
We are firmly committed to gender equity and ensuring we have women leaders, role models and allies in every part of our business, strongly influencing decision-making and change.
“We know that gender equity is not limited to overcoming disadvantages for women. Deloitte is serious about shining a light and overcoming barriers to enable all our people regardless of gender to have an equal opportunity to succeed and realise their full potential. We can all contribute to this, in small ways and large.”
Natalie James, Risk Advisory Partner and Gender Pillar co-lead
Stories from our people
We asked some of our team from across Deloitte to share their experiences of bias – how bias has impacted them and how it left them feeling.
Reach your potential
Return to Work program
Supporting your return to work after a break in your professional career.
Our Return To Work Program is designed to provide you with the support you need to return to work after a career break.
Whether you put your career on hold to care for your family, your health or other personal reasons – this is your opportunity to re-enter the workplace with Deloitte.
As part of our Program, you'll receive:
- Structured induction and training to ensure a smooth transition back into work
- Tailored learning and development within your business area, plus any technical training
- A strong support network including coaches, sponsors and mentors; and
- A peer network to work and share career experiences with.
You can learn more about our Return To Work program here.
Inspiring Women program
A unique program for high potential women from across our business.
Now in its 19th year, Inspiring Women is a unique development program that equips 120 high potential women from Graduates through to Directors, across all our offices, with the skills, support and opportunities they need to accelerate their career growth.
As part of this program, participants are empowered to:
- Navigate a successful career path that is meaningful for them
- Address individual barriers to career success
- Raise confidence and build their professional profile
- Build future leadership capabilities; and
- Make a positive difference for women within and outside of Deloitte.
You can learn more about our Inspiring Women here.
Lean In Circles
A forum that brings together female Directors with a dedicated Group Coach.
Launched, in 2020, Lean In Circles provide a forum to bring together small groups of female Directors with a dedicated Group Coach for a six-month program.
Connecting on a regular basis, the purpose of the sessions is to help our talented women:
- Gain clarity about career goals and how to achieve them
- Build confidence and courage
- Identify and overcome personal barriers; and
- Build their network.
Stepping into the Future
Equipping our people with the skills and capabilities for the future of work.
Stepping into the Future is a learning initiative designed to help our people prepare for and succeed in the future of work.
This leader and expert-led development curriculum is designed to propel our people to thrive in the 'new normal' whilst achieving our vision of being a human-centred business, enabled by technology.
The learning pathway covers key topic areas around digital fluency, adaptability, creative problem solving and leadership, for people of all levels and business areas ensuring our existing and future skills and knowledge remain relevant and agile.
Flexibility at Deloitte
Providing all our people with access to flexible ways of working.
At Deloitte, we have reimagined what ‘work’ looks like. Founded on concepts of trust, balance, wellbeing and the importance of personal connection, the Deloitte Experience (DX) empowers our people to make choices about where they work based on their client, team and individual needs and how they connect with their clients and each other.
Our market-leading flexible work policy now includes 12 flexible working options, including wellbeing days, cultural leave, and allowing our people to shape their working day outside of the traditional 9-to-5!
Check out the video below to learn more about the new DX and what this means for all of us at Deloitte Australia.
You can learn more about our flexibility at Deloitte through our Deloitte Experience (DX) here.
Offering progressive policies to support your different life stages.
At Deloitte, we aspire to be an outstanding workplace for families, where our policies, culture and experience not only allow but actively promote the integration of work and life!
We recognise that families come in all shapes and sizes and that we each define our family differently – whether it be a partner (including same sex and defacto), a parent, child, sibling, friend or pet, our policies are inclusive and we aim to support different life stages.
Parents at work
We partner with Parents at work, a membership-based organisation providing work and family education and policy advisory services to workplaces and their people.
Through Parents at Work, our people have access to a suite of tools and resources and we provide all our parents with access to three external one-on-one coaching sessions to be used at a time that suits them before, during or after their return from parental leave.
Progressive Parental Leave Policy
At Deloitte we aim to provide flexibility and choice in how our people care for their children. Our market leading policy provides 18 weeks of paid leave inclusive of all types of families including birth, adoptive, surrogate, foster and same-sex parents. This can be taken over the first 36 months after the arrival of a child in three flexible ways, including on a part-time weekly basis. We continue to pay superannuation contributions while taking unpaid parental leave and provide our people the option to take leave at the same time as their partner.
You can learn more about how we're supporting families through our Deloitte Families here.
Ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to grow, develop and succeed.
We’re committed to creating a safe, respectful and inclusive culture where everyone has equal opportunity to grow, develop and succeed. Wellbeing lays the foundation for this and is core to ensuring that everyone is able to reach their full potential and thrive.
Supporting mental health is a critical aspect of inclusion and we’re working to address the stigma that still too often exists within society on this topic. We recognise the importance of our people knowing how and where to seek support when they are experiencing mental health challenges and raising such concerns without fear of stigma.
We offer several ways in which our people can look after their health: from flu vaccinations, accessing self-care resources, coaching services and access to our EAP for all Partners, employees and their families.
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