Ashurst is recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in Australia. For the 16th consecutive year Ashurst has been recognised by the WGEA (and its predecessor the EOWA). We are proud to be the only law firm to have held the citation continuously since its inception.
The firm has implemented a number of initiatives and programs to support the firm's focus on gender:
- The firm adopted gender targets in 2013 with aspirations to increase both the percentage of women promoted to the partnership and the proportion of women leading and managing the firm.
- The Australian Women's network which organises a range of events and discussions related to gender diversity issues. The Women's Network aims to create a network of professionals to encourage, inspire and support women. Each year a program of events is organised to celebrate and raise awareness of International Women's Day.
- Individually, partners are asked to adopt at least one diversity and inclusion goal.