Teachers Health named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in 2016

Teachers Health’s commitment to gender equality has been acknowledged for a sixth consecutive year after being named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) in 2016.

Teachers Health previously received the EOCGE citation in 2014 and 2015 and was also recognised in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as an Employer of Choice for Women, when the Agency was known as the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) released their list of 2016 citation holders last week, with Teachers Health Fund one of only 106 organisations nationwide to receive recognition.

The WGEA EOCGE citation is strategically aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 and recognises that gender equality is increasingly critical to an organisation’s success and is viewed as a baseline feature of well-managed and leading organisations.

According to Brad Joyce, Chief Executive Officer of Teachers Health Fund, it’s this belief that drives the organisation’s ongoing commitment to gender equality.

“I am proud that Teachers Health has once again been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. As a result of our commitment to this principle, we have established a richly talented and diverse workforce – one of our best assets as an organisation.”

“We have worked hard to build a culture of gender equality and diversity over the past decade by introducing measures such as tailored parental leave and return-to-work policies, gender pay gap analysis, flexibility for employees and promotion of women in leadership positions.”

“In fact, women fill more than half of our leadership positions at Teachers Health Fund, while approximately 68 per cent of our workforce is made up of women.”

“We are also proud of the fact that we are supporting 12 per cent of our employees with flexible work arrangements, and pleasingly this includes a solid number of men.”

The WGEA is an Australian Government statutory agency charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. For more information, visit wgea.gov.au