Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
We have two complementary aspects to our corporate vision. The first is to remain the professional services firm of choice for women. The second is to be seen as Australia’s most inspiring professional services firm. These two aspirations are inseparable. We cannot achieve one without the other.
Workplace Gender Equality Agency Citation
Deloitte Australia has received the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation since 2003.
The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
The EOCGE citation commenced in 2014, replacing the predecessor citation, the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women. The citation is strategically aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), reflecting the change in focus of the legislation to promote and improve gender equality for both women and men, while recognising the historically disadvantaged position of women in the workplace.
The EOCGE citation is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to compliance with the Act.
Criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and targets for improving gender equality outcomes. Criteria are regularly strengthened to reflect best practice.
Driven by the leadership of the firm
Our gender equality strategy (Inspiring Women) was created in 2000 with a focus on "getting our unfair share of female talent" through the support, development and advancement of talented women across the entire span of their career.
Inspiring Women is led by Senior Partner and Deloitte board member Margaret Dreyer and People & Performance Partner, Alec Bashinsky.
To drive an inclusive culture across the firm's leadership, our CEO has incorporated performance metrics that measure business segment leaders on the number of women leaders as well as the retention of women in their teams.