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Our commitment to gender equality

Our success as a technology company depends on great people – people who are talented and determined to succeed.

We understand the benefits of equality and are dedicated to improving diversity in our workplace. That is why we have publicly committed to ensuring that recruitment and interview shortlists include at least 50 percent female representation (or 25% in some specified roles where there is a widely acknowledged gender imbalance in the job market).

We've adopted an ‘all roles flex’ working arrangement, which acknowledges that flexible working conditions mean different things to different people. Working from home, hot desking and job sharing are just some of the options available to our people.

We’re proud to say that our work on gender equality has been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, who has awarded us the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation for the fourth year in a row.

When you join Telstra it’s like an extension of family, a big community where everyone is focused on working together. That means that connections are important – it helps you get things done, but also means you have support when things are challenging.

We have about 36,000 people who are based all over the country and in our international locations; we’re from diverse backgrounds, all with a diverse set of skills and talents. Diversity to us is differences in thinking styles, background and life experience, communication styles, personal skills, education, functional expertise and problem solving skills. It also includes other ways that our people differ, including gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and cultural identity.

We have many employee networks where you can build relationships, get support and help others too. These include our Indigenous Employees’ Network, our Gender Equality Network (for women and men), our “Enable” network for employees with a disability and carers, and our “Spectrum” network for gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender and intersex employees and straight allies. Telstra Indigenous employees can also join the National Indigenous Corporate Network, which is organised by the Diversity Council Australia.

Like in any large organisation, at Telstra, success is about being connected to the colleagues who can help you get things done. You’ll have a diverse and talented group of colleagues working with you, who’ll support you in your development and with whom you’ll achieve great things. Learn more about Telstra’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Learn more about Telstra’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.


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