Diversity and inclusion

Our people come from diverse backgrounds, with their own unique skills and talents. This helps us create a strong and dynamic organisation where we foster innovation, curiosity and diversity of thought.

We not only treat everyone fairly, we celebrate the breadth and diversity of experiences and perspectives that people bring to Grant Thornton.

Michael Catteral - Partner

"LGBTI+ inclusion in the workplace is fundamentally important. Working at Grant Thornton, I feel like this is a safe environment. This is an environment where I can flourish and where my uniqueness is something that can be harnessed."

DAWN (Diversity at Work Now)

DAWN – our Diversity at Work Now committee – seeks to build awareness, headline and celebrate diversity and create an inclusive and welcoming work environment across each office.  Local committees in each of our Australian offices drive the celebration of diversity for all our people. 

Nationally, DAWN leads the organisation and celebration of events such as:

  • International Women’s Day
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Mental Health Week
  • International Men’s Day

Family Inclusive Workplace

Grant Thornton was officially certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace on September 28, 2021. Family Friendly Workplaces certification recognises organisations for their proactive efforts to support employees align their work, caring and wellbeing needs, endorsing them as a Family Inclusive Employer against a set of National Work + Family Standards.
The certification process provides feedback and benchmarking on our policies, practices, promotion, leader enablement and measurement across four core family friendly categories of activity – Flexible Work, Parental Leave, Family Care and Family Wellbeing.
Our CEO, Greg Keith said, “At Grant Thornton, we want our people to bring their whole selves to work. To enable this, we aim to support our people on every step of their journey with us: as a team member, a parent and a caregiver, or as a leader of parents and caregivers. Our people promise means we are committed to supporting our people to thrive, and that makes supporting and enabling team members to care for their loved ones while pursuing their careers and their passions… an important part of the 'GT Way'."

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PRISM - our LGBTI+ & Allies Network

Supporting and empowering the full spectrum of individuality.

We proudly launched PRISM – our LGBTI+ & Allies Network – on Wear It Purple Day 2018.  PRISM exists to provide a platform of support for our LGBTI+ employee community and their allies with the aim of creating an inclusive workplace where our people feel they can bring their whole selves to work.

The focus of the network is to promote a respectful, supportive and equitable culture and to work collectively to increase the visibility of LGBTI+ initiatives.

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Champions for Action

Our Champions for Action are Australian business figures leading the charge for gender diversity. Each Champion has shared a variety of challenges, success stories, advice and practical solutions for addressing gender parity at the senior management level.

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Our diversity partners

Grant Thornton is proud to be associated with a number of organisations that support diversity in our workplace, including:

  • Diversity Council Australia
  • Pride in Diversity
  • Australian Marriage Equality

We support diversity in the workforce and recognise the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) team members to live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination, with all the essential freedoms enjoyed by other members of our organisation and the broader community.

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