The 120 organisations named employers of choice for gender equality

The 120 organisations named employers of choice for gender equality

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The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has announced its list of employers of choice for gender equality for 2022, naming 120 organisations who have received the citation, including 12 first time recipients.

The WGEA yellow tick is awarded to organisations that are driving progress towards gender equality for their employees and is awarded after a rigorous application process.

Employers with the citation are set apart from other organisation due to a range of factors, like have a lower gender pay gap, better paid parental leave policies, and more women on their boards.

According to WGEA’s data set, these employers have an average gender pay gap of 18.9 per cent compared to 23 per cent for other organisations, and 35 per cent have women on their boards compared to 28 per cent for others. They are more likely to have longer periods of paid parental leave with 14 weeks available on average, they pay superannuation to employees on employer-funded paid parental leave, and have more male managers taking up paid parental leave opportunities.

Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Mary Wooldridge said the agency’s employer of choice list is driven out of evidence-based assessment, highlighting those employers doing the most to drive change.

“Critically, these organisations are delivering on a formula that sees better support structures in place for working families; stronger actions to address pay inequalities; and strategic recruitment and promotion practices that help to encourage the full participation of women at work,” she said.

Wooldridge said research produced in partnership with the University of Queensland shows the approach is “paying clear dividends”.

“Our WGEA Employers of Choice are closing their pay gaps faster, have a higher proportion of women in management, a stronger pipeline of women moving into senior management, a higher representation of women on their Boards and a higher proportion of female employees working full-time than other employers,” she said.

“We extend our congratulations to these leading employers and look forward to working with them closely to help accelerate positive change across all Australian workplaces.”

See the employers included in this year’s list below.

OrganisationYears heldStateIndustryCitation year
AbbVie Pty Ltd4NSWWholesale Trade2021-23
Accenture7NSWManagement Advice and Related Consulting Services2021-23
AECOM Australia Pty Ltd10VICEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services 2021-23
Alcoa of Australia Limited21WAManufacturing2021-23
Allens18NSWLegal Services2021-23
Allianz Australia Services Pty Ltd14NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd5QLDEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
Arup Australia Services Pty Ltd14NSWEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2020-22
AstraZeneca Pty Ltd1NSWManufacturing2020-22
ASX Limited11NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2020-22
Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd7VICEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
Australian Catholic University Limited12NSWHigher Education2021-23
AustralianSuper Pty Ltd11VICFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Avanade Australia Pty Ltd5NSWComputer System Design and Related Services2021-23
AwareSuper7NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Bain and Co3NSWManagement Advice and Related Consulting Services2021-23
Baker McKenzie Australia13NSWLegal Services2021-23
Bank of Queensland Limited1QLDFinancial and Insurance Services2020-22
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd13NSWHealth Care and Social Assistance2021-23
BlackmoresNewNSWManufacturing2021-23
Boston Consulting Group4VICManagement Advice and Related Consulting Services2021-23
British American Tobacco AustraliaNewNSWCigarette and Tobacco Product Manufacturing2021-23
Carsales.com Limited8VICAdvertising Services2021-23
Challenger Limited5NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Charles Sturt University4NSWHigher Education2021-23
Charter Hall1NSWOther Auxiliary Finance and Investment Services2020-22
Clayton Utz13NSWLegal Services2021-23
Clough Group2WAEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
Corrs Chambers Westgarth16VICLegal Services2021-23
Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd4VICWholesale Trade2021-23
Deloitte Australia21NSWManagement Advice and Related Consulting Services2021-23
Dexus 5NSWRental, Hiring and Real Estates Services2021-23
Diageo Australia Ltd4NSWSpirit Manufacturing2021-23
DLA Piper9NSWLegal Services2021-23
EclipxNewVICFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
FB RiceNewNSWLegal Services2021-23
Frasers Property4NSWRental, Hiring and Real Estates Services2021-23
Genworth8NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
GHD7VICEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2020-22
Gilbert + Tobin13NSWLegal Services2021-23
Hall & Wilcox4VICLegal Services2021-23
Hatch Pty Ltd4QLDEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
HESTA7VICFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Holding Redlich15VICLegal Services2021-23
IMB Bank1NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2020-22
Individual Empowerment Network Pty Ltd1QLDHealth Care and Social Assistance2020-22
ING Bank AustraliaNewNSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Investa Office Management Pty Ltd2NSWRental, Hiring and Real Estates Services2021-23
Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd8VICEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Australia 3NSWWholesale Trade2020-22
KearneyNewNSWManagement Advice and Related Consulting Services2021-23
Kellogg (Aust) Pty Ltd2NSWCereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing2021-23
Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty LtdNew 2*NSWSanitary Paper Product Manufacturing2021-23
King & Wood Mallesons10NSWLegal Services2021-23
Laing O’Rourke Australia2NSWEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
Landers & Rogers2VICLegal Services2021-23
Lion Pty Ltd5NSWBeer Manufacturing2021-23
L’Oreal Australia Pty Ltd4VICWholesale Trade2021-23
Macquarie University7NSWHigher Education2021-23
Maddocks18VICLegal Services2021-23
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers5VICLegal Services2021-23
Max Solutions Pty Ltd1QLDAdministrative and Support Services2020-22
McCullough Robertson Lawyers13QLDLegal Services2021-23
McInnes Wilson LawyersNewQLDLegal Services2021-23
McKinsey & Company7NSWManagement Advice and Related Consulting Services2021-23
Medibank7VICHealth Insurance2021-23
Medtronic Australia Pty LtdNew 5*NSWWholesale Trade2021-23
Mercedes – Benz Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd8VICFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd8VICWholesale Trade2021-23
Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd2VICFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Mercy Health15VICAged Care Residential Services2021-23
Merri Community Health Services Limited4VICOther Social Assistance Services2021-23
Metcash Trading Limited4NSWWholesale Trade2021-23
MinterEllison14NSWLegal Services2021-23
Monash IVF GroupNewNSWHealth Care and Social Assistance2021-23
Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd6VICEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
MSD10NSWWholesale Trade2021-23
Norman Disney & Young4VICEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia12NSWLegal Services2021-23
Novotech (Australia) Pty Ltd2NSWScientific Research Services2021-23
ORIX Australia Corporation Limited2NSWOther Auxiliary Finance and Investment Services2021-23
PepsiCo Australia Holdings Pty Ltd12NSWPotato, Corn and Other Crisp Manufacturing2021-23
Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd1SAWholesale Trade2020-22
Perpetual Limited7NSWOther Auxiliary Finance and Investment Services2021-23
Philips Electronics Australia Limited5NSWWholesale Trade2021-23
pitt&sherry1TASEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2020-22
PwC Australia13VICManagement Advice and Related Consulting Services2021-23
Queensland Law Society1QLDLegal Services2020-22
RMIT University14VICHigher Education2021-23
Russell Kennedy Lawyers5VICLegal Services2021-23
Sanofi1NSWWholesale Trade2020-22
Seven West Media LimitedNewWAInformation, Media and Telecommunications2021-23
Smartgroup Corporation Ltd2NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
SMEC Australia Pty Ltd2VICEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
Sparke Helmore Lawyers11NSWLegal Services2021-23
St Barbara Limited9VICMining2021-23
Stockland Development Pty Limited13NSWConstruction2021-23
Suncorp Group11QLDFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Super Retail Group Ltd2QLDRetail Trade2021-23
Tabcorp12VICArts and Recreations Services2021-23
TAL Dai-ichi Life Australia Pty Limited11NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
TEG Pty Ltd2NSWAdministrative and Support Services2021-23
Telstra Super Pty Ltd4VICFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
The GPT Group5NSWRental, Hiring and Real Estates Services2021-23
The NRMA2NSWOther Services2020-22
The Star Entertainment GroupNew 2*QLDArts and Recreation2021-23
The Trustee for KPMG Australian Service Trust16NSWManagement Advice and Related Consulting Services2021-23
Thermo Fisher Scientific2VICWholesale Trade2021-23
Thoughtworks Australia Pty Ltd11VICComputer System Design and Related Services2021-23
Toyota Finance Australia4NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Transurban Limited9VICConstruction2021-23
UBS AG18NSWFinancial and Insurance Services2021-23
Unilever Australia Limited5NSWWholesale Trade2021-23
UOW Global Enterprises20NSWHigher Education2021-23
Victoria University4VICHigher Education2021-23
Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd5VICManufacturing2021-23
Western Sydney University20NSWHigher Education2021-23
Woolworths Group Limited1NSWRetail Trade2020-22
WSP Australia Pty Ltd4NSWEngineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services2021-23
YWCA Canberra11ACTOther Services2021-23

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