In 2020 we announced our new gender target of 40:40:20 (a minimum of 40% women; a minimum of 40% men; and 20% flexibility to be truly inclusive).
This ratio will form the basis for a range of gender metrics, including overall partnership, management committees and leadership roles (including client relationship partners and business services leaders), partner promotions, external partner candidates and senior business services hires.
We aim to be the employer of choice for women in legal services in Australia and we work hard to ensure that everyone has the same amount of opportunity to thrive in our business.
We have a healthy pipeline of talented women and to ensure we create an even playing field we have developed programs such as our Career Strategies program for senior women and in addition we conduct annual gender pay equity audits. Through our unique online and in person unconscious training program Active Inclusion we are constantly challenging how and where decisions are made in our firm.
In 2020 we were again named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for the seventh consecutive year.