We’re delighted to again be named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. This marks the eighth year running we’ve received the citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, confirming our position as a leader in Australian workplace gender equality.
Teachers Health’s CEO Brad Joyce says today’s announcement reflects the organisation’s hard work in building and supporting a genuinely diverse and richly talented workforce.
“Over the past decade, we’ve been committed to achieving gender equality and diversity throughout Teachers Health.
Many of our employees have benefitted from our proactive approach to parental leave and return-to-work policies, gender pay-gap reviews, flexible work arrangements, and the promotion of women in leadership positions.
We’re building a positive workplace culture which supports both men and women to excel.”
Teachers Health employee Dan says that parental leave was an invaluable experience for him.
“New dads are very lucky to work at Teachers Health because of our strong culture of men taking parental leave.
I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity – I gained a beautiful connection with my daughter and it gave me a first-hand appreciation of just how challenging being the primary carer can be! It’s exhausting and fun and frustrating and amazing all at the same time, and I can’t recommend it enough.”
For Emma, a flexible work arrangement following parental leave has allowed her to juggle being a parent and an employee at an organisation she values.
“Following a period of parental leave, I returned to work part-time – transitioning to more hours when the time was right for me. This was done in collaboration with my manager and allows me to fulfil my role whilst also spending incredibly valuable time with my son. I’m really grateful for the ongoing flexibility Teachers Health and specifically my managers have shown me.”
WGEA Director Libby Lyons has congratulated this year’s citation holders for leading the way forward for other Australian employers to follow.
“Every employer committed to gender equality embarks upon their own unique journey towards achieving the equal participation by women and men in their workplace. What unites them is their determination and commitment to achieving workplace gender equality. I congratulate all of these organisations for being agents of change.”
For more information on the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, visit the website.