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Gilbert + Tobin receives EOWA citation as Employer of Choice for Women

14th March 2012

Legal firm Gilbert + Tobin (G+T) has received a citation as an employer of choice for women in the annual list announced by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

EOWA Director Helen Conway yesterday announced the 2012 EOWA Employer of Choice for Women (EOCFW) citations in a ceremony in Perth and highlighted how the citation was a major drawcard in the war to attract and retain the best people.
 
G+T Managing Partner Danny Gilbert said the firm was delighted by the recognition of the firm for the 3rd year in succession as continuing the firm’s commitment to diversity was incredibly important.

“We are young for a major corporate law firm and part of the fabric of our culture has been to ensure that we have a diverse and vibrant workforce and that we provide arrangements to meet people’s needs,” he said.  “Naturally, that means giving as many opportunities as we can to women and making sure we have the right working environment in which they can thrive.”

“G+T is an unashamed meritocracy.  We attract, promote and retain the best people irrespective of their gender.  We live our diversity and it is illustrated best by our high ratio of female partners, currently at 37%,” he said.

According to EOWA, organisations are assessed for EOCFW against rigorous application criteria which consider a number of workplace issues including pay equity, women in executive management and non-traditional roles, flexibility, sex-based harassment and career development training.  Importantly, the citation requires the organisation’s CEO to be the driving force behind the culture which supports the advancement of female employees.

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For further information on Gilbert + Tobin, please visit www.gtlaw.com.au

Media contact

Kersten Norlin
Head of Marketing & Business Development
Gilbert + Tobin
Tel: +61 2 9263 4402
Fax: +61 2 9263 4111
Email: knorlin@gtlaw.com.au

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