Companies make WGEA employer of choice list

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A number of health companies have been named amongst the list of 119 in Australia for gender equality.

The federal government’s 'Employer of Choice for Gender Equality' citation is awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) to organisations who set the benchmark for gender equality in the workplace.

WGEA adopted revised citation requirements for this year's list. It said the revised citation acknowledges the significant progress that has been made in driving workplace gender equality outcomes and ensures it continues to represent current, leading practice.

Baxter made the list for the fifth consecutive year. Medibank, Teachers Health, Mercy Health, Merri Health, Becton Dickinson, Benetas, Novotech, AbbVie, Becton Dickinson, Reckitt Benckiser and MSD, also made the list.

Baxter general manager Steven Flynn said the company is proud of its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“Baxter is honoured to be named among the top 119 companies in Australia as a leader in workplace gender equality,” said Mr Flynn.

“We continue to challenge ourselves and our industry to deliver new policies and measurable targets to achieve gender equality across all levels of management.

“Thank you to all our employees at Baxter for taking ownership on this important social and workplace goal.”

WGEA Director Libby Lyons congratulated the companies. “All these organisations are at the forefront of the momentum for change towards gender equality in Australian workplaces,” Ms Lyons said.

“These industry leaders are showing other Australian businesses how to create a better and more equal future for both women and men.

“They are closing their pay gaps and increasing their representation of women in management at a faster rate than other employers in our dataset.”