We’ve always believed that achieving gender equity requires a combination of deliberate and measurable actions, embedded in a safe, respectful and inclusive culture and a flexible working environment for all our people.
Created in 2000, our gender equity strategy is a sustained and strategic approach to advancing women’s careers. This strategy supports our Firm’s aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and an Employer of Choice for talented women. It sets out to achieve equal representation of women and men at all levels across the firm.
We're doing this by identifying and removing barriers to equality within our employee experience. We want to create a level playing field and an inclusive culture for everyone, in line with our shared values of ‘fostering inclusion’ and ‘taking care of each other’.
Your path to us
How we'll support you
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.
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 new learning initiative designed to help our people prepare for and succeed in the future of work.
This means investing in ourselves through continuous learning, ensuring our existing and future skills and knowledge remain relevant and agile.
Offered through our Digital Campus, this learning pathway covers key topic areas around digital fluency, adaptability, leadership and creative problem solving.
Providing all our people with access to flexible ways of working.
Driving a culture of flexible working that enables our people to manage their whole life is a priority at Deloitte. We believe that flexible working is critical to increasing productivity, engagement, optimising resources, supporting work-life balance, employee well-being and recruiting top talent.
Our Deloitte Flex framework provides all our people access to nine different types of flex to be used in combination, so our people are empowered to live and work in a way that works best for them.
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 our Progressive Parental Leave Policy here.
Designed by our employees for our employees.
We understand that each individual’s needs and interests evolve over time. That’s why we are continually improving our benefits & discounts offering to give our people what matters most to them and their loved ones.
Designed by our employees and for our employees, Deloitte’s benefits offering provides a wide range of employee benefits & discounts available to support your personal and professional life.
Your learn more about our Exclusive employee benefits here.