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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBT+) inclusion is important to us - so that our people can bring their whole selves to work and contribute fully to delivering for our customers and each other.

We have many employee networks where you can build relationships and influence, learn and support each other. These includes our Spectrum network, which is one way our LGBT+ employees and allies connect, both inside and outside Telstra, to promote a positive and inclusive workplace. We also show our support by taking part in events such as the Midsumma Festival, Pink Dot in Hong Kong and Singapore, Wear It Purple Day and IDAHOT.

We’re a founding member of Pride in Diversity, an employer support program dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBT+ people. And, we’re proud to again be recognised as one of Australia’s top 20 employers for LGBT+ employees in 2016, and feature in the Pride in Diversity Australian National Recruitment Guide.

We’re committed to being inclusive at all levels of the company – and this is supported through our Values, Cultural Priorities and our Diversity and Inclusion policy.

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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