WA business leaders get serious on gender equality [Australia]
Author: Amy Wilson-Chapman, Perth Now [Australia], Published on: 13 March 2012
Flexible working conditions, a zero tolerance approach to discrimination and managers ready to lead by example are what are needed for gender equality in the workplace. And as the labour market tightens, the importance of retaining high-quality female staff will only get more important. That was the message from Bankwest managing director Jon Sutton, Alcoa managing director Alan Cransberg, ConocoPhillips Australia president Todd Creeger...The…organisations were today recognised as the WA-based 2012 Employer of Choice for Women by the Federal Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA). EOWA director Helen Conway said these…businesses, and the other 120 companies listed, recognised the competitive advantage of employing a diverse workforce.