Gilbert + Tobin is proud to have been recognised for its commitment to gender equality for the sixth consecutive year with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The firm was listed as one of the Australian employers demonstrating best practice.
G+T has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality every year since 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.
“It is terrific that once again Gilbert + Tobin has been named a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. The 2019-20 award was set against challenging new criteria and we are particularly pleased to have been recognised for the sixth consecutive year. We continue to be passionate about providing an equitable workplace for all our employees and are on track to meet our progressive target for the percentage of women in the partnership.”
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 2020 and beyond.
“We are committed to building a gender equal firm, addressing economic inequality for women and embracing the future of work. Our flexible working arrangements and support structures include best-practice parental leave entitlements policies for women and men,” Ms Sparkes said.
“We have always been passionate about being the firm of choice for women and have set high targets for women in the partnership,” she added.
In addition to being on track to meet gender targets, Gilbert + Tobin have introduced 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.