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.
"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 – 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:
Gender Equity is important to everyone at Grant Thornton. We are committed to strengthen our focus and ensure all our people are able to achieve their full potential through our gender equity employee network, aptly named GEN.
GEN supports women and gender diverse people by building a strong network of members and allies working together to create awareness and understanding, promote conscious inclusion, advocate for gender equity and strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent for leadership roles.
Grant Thornton was officially certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace in 2021 and has now been re-certified for 2022-23. 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'."
Inclusion and enabling team members to be their authentic self is important to us. We recognise that the recruitment process can be very challenging for the LGBTI+ community and that for gender-diverse individuals it can be full of unique challenges and complexities.
If you are considering an opportunity with Grant Thornton and would prefer to have a confidential chat about your individual needs or support please contact:
Yvonne Faulks, Head of People & Culture Operations Yvonne.Faulks@au.gt.com
Natasha Caflisch, Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner Natasha.Caflisch@au.gt.com
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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.
Grant Thornton is proud to be associated with a number of organisations that support diversity in our workplace, including:
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.