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Grant Thornton wins Employer of the Year Award at 2022 Women in Finance Awards

Grant Thornton is proud to announce it has taken home the Employer of the Year Award in the 2022 Women in Finance Awards. This award recognises the business in the financial services industry that demonstrated the best balance of gender diversity and commitment to the progression of women within the organisation. The judges assessed initiatives within the firm such as flexible working arrangements, equal pay, training and career development.

Grant Thornton commits to further gender equity at all career levels, and grows a respectful, supportive and inclusive culture through its Gender Equity Action Plan. Initiatives that activate its Gender Equity Action Plan include:

  • Launch of the Gender Equity Network (GEN)
  • Enhanced industry leading 26 weeks parental leave policy to include the payment of superannuation on unpaid leave
  • Launch of Circle In – an online platform providing support and guidance for team members and managers at all stages of parenting and caregiving
  • Certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace by Family Friendly Workplaces (in collaboration with UNICEF)
  • Introduction of a Domestic and Family Violence policy including paid leave
  • Piloted inclusive leadership training for senior leaders
  • Piloted ally training for GEN allies
  • Launch of an Inclusive Sponsorship program to enhance the support we give to our female and gender diverse sponsorees
  • Updated imagery and language in our brand guidelines to ensure inclusiveness and appeal to a broad a range of candidates

Greg Keith, Grant Thornton CEO said, “I am so proud to be CEO of a company that has been named Employer of the Year and it is a reflection of our CARE values underpinning everything we do. This Award recognises the hard work our team has put into making Grant Thornton an exceptional place to work where every person is valued for their input, regardless of gender, sexuality or family status. To have our firm acknowledged as a place to work where team members can be their authentic selves and be nurtured, as well as challenged to progress through the ranks, is a rewarding experience for myself and all our leadership team.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in bringing our Gender Equity Action Plan to life so far, including members and allies of our Gender Equity Network and our local and national DAWN teams who have helped to build a strong foundation of diversity and inclusion,” continued Greg Keith.

Grant Thornton has many more initiatives underway and planned in order to continue its work as part of its commitment to gender equity and equality within the firm and the broader community.

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