At Deloitte, we are focused on providing women with the support, development and opportunities they need to accelerate and thrive in their career.
Inspiring Women is not a program but a firm-wide strategy 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.
Created in 2000, Inspiring Women is a sustained and strategic approach to advancing women based on:
- An inclusive culture based on value and respect
- Strengthening our leadership by investing in our female talent through talent identification, development, sponsorship and career opportunities
- Removing the structural and societal barriers which limit women’s progression such as domestic and family abuse.
Deloitte Australia has received consecutive Employer of Choice citations since 2003, by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (formerly the Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Agency).
Driven by the leadership of the firm
Inspiring Women is led by National Diversity and Inclusion Lead Partner, Margaret Dreyer – a former AFR Westpac 100 Women of Influence and Deloitte Board Member – and Inspiring Women Lead Partner, Serg Duchini, Senior Tax Partner and Deloitte Board Member.
Along with Deloitte Australia CEO, Cindy Hook – Australia’s first Big Four female CEO - Deloitte’s leadership team has been very clear that Inspiring Women is not about experimenting with the latest fad, but recognising that gender equality requires a long term view and commitment to remain focussed on driving change.
Inspiring Women benefits all employees, including men, as it drives change in the workforce. Unless we have men, as well as women, involved as Inspiring Women champions we will not achieve what we set out to achieve.
Aspiring Women Program
The Aspiring Women Program (previously known as Deloitte Business Woman of the Year) was introduced in 2003 to recognise the achievements of our most talented women. The program is instrumental in building strong, relatable role models for women at Deloitte, and indeed for all employees.