Ashurst is recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in Australia. For the 17th 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 launch of the 'Committed to Change' Initiative which sees the partners of firm commit to taking an active role in promoting diversity and inclusion and taking part in programs such as reverse mentoring which are designed to build awareness and perspective of a range of diversity areas.
- 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 as well as other key topics throughout the year.
Our Global Managing Partner, Paul Jenkins is personally committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture as is a member of the Male Champions of Change initiative and is a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador