Australia’s Top 20 LGBTI Employers Announced


LGBTI inclusivity organisation Pride in Diversity have announced their top national 20 LGBTI Employers of 2015.

The winners were determined using Pride in Diversity’s Australian Workplace Equality Index, the organisation’s annual service that evaluates and benchmarks LGBTI inclusiveness in the workplace.

PricewaterhouseCoopers was named Australia’s number one LGBTI employer, making it the first organisation to be awarded the honour two years running.

A number of other awards were also announced, including an Innovation Award for ANZ’s GayTMs, Smaller Employer Award for Mental Health for Key Assets and the Regional Employer Award for Children and Young Peoples’ Mental Health.

WA’s Curtin University was named the highest ranking university, and the University of Western Australia also placed in the top 20 Australian LGBTI employers.

Presenting the Awards at the Ceremony, the Hon Michael Kirby made the following comments, “I applaud all the organisations here today, and indeed individuals who have played critical roles in their ongoing commitment and support of their LGBTI employees and colleagues.

“While many employees feel comfortable to be themselves at work, let’s not lose sight of the fact that many more do not. Where we stand today is still not good enough. The more inclusive your workplace culture, the more likely people will be to engage, respect and contribute to the organisation they are working for.”

The top 20 Australian LGBTI employers for 2015 are listed below.

1. PricewaterhouseCoopers
2. Westpac Group
3. Curtin University
4. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
5. Goldman Sachs
6. ANZ
7. Macquarie Bank
8. Lend Lease
9. National Australia Bank
10. The University of WA
11. IBM
12. EY
13. Australian Red Cross Blood Service
14. Accenture (tied) Allens
16. UnitingCare Ageing NSW.ACT
17. Australian Federal Police (tied) Department of Defence
19. Herbert Smith Freehills
20. Telstra

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