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Westpac recognised as employer of choice for gender equality

8 December 2016

Westpac is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for 2016, for the third year running.

Westpac has been awarded the prestigious citation every year since it first launched in 2014, reflecting its strong commitment to gender equality.

This citation takes into account an organisation’s initiatives in leadership, learning and development, closing gender remuneration gaps, flexible working, employee consultation, preventing sex-based discrimination and targets for improving gender equality in the organisation.

Christine Parker, Group Executive, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs at Westpac, said that Westpac has long known gender equality to be a critical factor to an organisation’s success.

“At Westpac we have a range of initiatives helping us to achieve gender equality. Currently, 48.1% of management positions in Westpac Group are occupied by women, and we have a clear target of 50% by the end of 2017.

“We have also adopted mandates to ensure a balanced recruitment process, flexible working conditions to support all our employees, and we offer a dedicated networking community, Ruby Connection, for female customers and staff.

“Westpac has a proud history of progress in gender equality and we have a consistent focus on continuing our momentum in this area,” said Christine.