Here are the 120 employers that received the gender equality approval stamp


One hundred and twenty Australian organisations have received an employer of choice stamp of approval from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) today.

That’s a record and according to WGEA, the large volume indicates that Australian employers are increasingly recognising the benefits of improving gender equality in workplaces.

WGEA said this year’s key trends among recipients include seeing flexible work entrenched across organisations, leadership programs, tailored parental leave programs and analysis of gender pay gaps.

Interestingly, it also cited a trend in seeing more employers aiming to support men’s caring responsibilities.

The 2018 list is wide ranging and includes professional services firms, large organisations including universities and banks, and organisations across male and female-dominated industries.

A voluntary process, the evolving criteria for the EOCGE citation covers leadership, targets for improved gender equality outcomes, learning and development, gender pay gap analysis, flexible working and family friendly policies, employee consultation, and preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination.

The list of employers this year are:

  • Accenture Australia
  • AECOM Australia
  • Alcoa of Australia
  • Allens
  • Allianz Australia Services
  • American Express Australia
  • AMP Limited ARC@UNSW
  • Arcadis Australia Pacific
  • Arup
  • Ashurst Australia
  • ASX Limited
  • Aurecon Australasia
  • ANZ Bank
  • Australian Catholic University
  • AustralianSuper
  • Avenade
  • B & McK Services Trust
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Bankwest
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Benetas
  • BP Australia
  • Brightside
  • Caltex Australia
  • Cbus Super
  • Challenger
  • Clayton Utz
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Australia
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Credit Union Australia
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Deloitte Australia
  • Dexus
  • DLA Piper Australia
  • Dow Chemical (Australia)
  • ECU
  • First State Super
  • Genworth
  • GHD
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • GM Holden
  • Griffith University
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Holding Redlich
  • HSBC Bank Australia
  • Jacobs Group (Australia)
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • K&L Gates
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia
  • KPMG Australia
  • La Trobe University
  • Lauriston Girls’ School
  • LendLease Corporation
  • Lion
  • Little Company of Mary Healthcare
  • Maddocks
  • Maurice Blackburn
  • McCullough Robertson Lawyers
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Medibank
  • Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia
  • MSD
  • Mercy Health
  • MinterEllison
  • Mirvac Limited
  • Monash University
  • My Pathway
  • National Australia Bank
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Origin Energy
  • Palace Cinemas
  • Peoplebank Australia
  • PepsiCo
  • Perpetual
  • Philip Morris
  • Philips Electronics Australia
  • PPG Industries
  • PwC Australia
  • Queensland Country Credit Union
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RB (Australia)
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Russell Kennedy Lawyers
  • SAP Australia
  • Scentre Group
  • St Barbara Limited
  • Stockland
  • Suncorp Group Limited
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Tabcorp Assets
  • TAL
  • Teachers Health
  • Teachers Mutual Bank
  • Telstra Corporation
  • The GPT Group
  • The Law Society of New South Wales
  • The University of Newcastle
  • ThoughtWorks Australia
  • Transurban
  • UBS AG, Australia Branch
  • Unilever Australia
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • UOW Enterprises
  • Viva Energy Australia
  • VMware Australia
  • Western Sydney University
  • Westpac Group
  • YWCA Canberra

This article was first published by Women’s Agenda.

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Jan Deane
Jan Deane
4 years ago

I suppose this useless agency will be recommending the gulag for all of those naughty companies that didn’t make the list.
How is gender diversity going at the WGEA I wonder? As if I can’t guess.

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