Gilbert + Tobin has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality for the fifth consecutive year with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) naming the firm among the list of best practice Australian employers.

G+T has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality every year since 2014, when WGEA established the citation.

Gilbert + Tobin Managing Partner Danny Gilbert said he was pleased to see the firm’s ongoing commitment to gender equality and diversity recognised alongside other leading organisations.

“I am proud that Gilbert + Tobin has been named a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality again in 2019. The focus on providing an equitable workplace for all our employees is fundamental to our firm and its culture.”

Gilbert + Tobin Chief People Officer Anna Sparkes said she was excited about the firm’s progress towards its diversity and inclusion goals, and that these efforts would continue and strengthen throughout 2019 and beyond.

“We are committed to building a gender equal firm, addressing economic inequality for women and embracing the future of work. We have a range of flexible working arrangements and support structures available, including best-practice parental leave entitlements policies for women and men,” Ms Sparkes said.

“In an important step towards becoming a gender balanced firm, we recently announced a new target to increase the representation of women in the partnership to 40% by 2023,” she added.

In addition to the new gender target for the partnership, Gilbert + Tobin also announced a number of other measures to address barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce, including superannuation on unpaid parental leave for women and men, providing employees with technology kits to work from home and continuing to provide best-practice parental leave entitlements and flexibility options.

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