On Friday, 24 May 2019, Grant Thornton Australia was awarded Bronze Employer Status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – the national benchmarking instrument for LGBTI+ inclusion within Australian workplaces.
This is the first time Grant Thornton has qualified for Bronze Employer recognition – and is a testament to an active and passionate PRISM network that helps to drive awareness and initiatives for our LGBTI+ and Ally community.
“I’m incredibly proud of our PRISM network – in the last 12 months we have held more events internally, as well as attending more events externally to learn from our peers about how we can continue to foster an inclusive workplace that embraces and encourages diversity of all kinds,” Greg Keith, CEO Grant Thornton Australia, said.
PRISM boasts over 300 members since its inception in August. Each of our offices has a PRISM lead coordinating events, advocating for improvement in the workplace and creating a safe and confidential space where people can access support from their peers. We also recently hosted our first Interfirm professional networking event in our Melbourne office, with peers across the market hearing from Zac Murphy-Draper, the Melbourne Operations Officer of Wear it Purple, who shared insights into Wear It Purple’s mission and impact on the community.
Each year, the threshold to qualify in each tier climbs, in line with best practice and the increasing number of participating companies and small businesses in the Index. We’re proud to be joining our contemporaries in the Bronze tier, including a number of professional services firms.
“Indexes like the AWEI are so important to help people identify workplaces where they will be welcomed and they can thrive. We will continue to invest in our people and our communities to ensure that every person can be comfortable being themselves, and have a fulfilling and long career at Grant Thornton,” Greg Keith said.
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