News Mar 3, 2020

Jacobs Awarded Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for Fifth Year Running

We’re celebrating five years as an Employer of Choice for gender equality, reflecting ongoing efforts to elevate women in the business and industry.

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Receiving the Employer of Choice - Jacobs Cassandra George (Inclusion and Diversity Consultant & Jacobs Women’s Network (JWN) Regional Lead), Fiona Rose (APAC I&D Manager) and Somoud Al Masri (Sales Operations Manager & JWN Global Chair) with Libby Lyons (second left), Director of the Australian Government's Workplace Gender Equality Agency

We’re proud to share the annual Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) list of Employers of Choice for Gender Equality recognized Jacobs as a leader in promoting gender equality in the workplace for the fifth year in a row.

The citation recognizes employers that demonstrate an active commitment and best practice to achieving gender equality and flexibility in Australian workplaces.

“We at Jacobs are very proud to be recognized for a fifth consecutive year as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality,” says APAC & EMEA Jacobs Senior Vice President Patrick Hill. “We have made significant progress over the last five years with issues like pay equity and accessing the untapped leadership potential of our women. Our focus on inclusion is an ongoing strategic priority and gender balance is of particular importance.”

Australia and New Zealand Vice President Richard Hayers also shares, “Driving greater gender balance and supporting a truly flexible culture across our Australia and New Zealand business is a strategic priority and will enable us to achieve our goals. Receiving the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation is an important marker in how we’re tracking, and I’m proud of our team and the ongoing contributions to achieving this important milestone.”

To achieve the citation, organizations must demonstrate how they are addressing benchmarks for gender equality across areas such as leadership, learning and development, parental leave policies, flexible working and other systemic actions that improve gender equality outcomes.

We’ve focused on driving culture change and leadership accountability, building strong connections through employee networks and putting programs in place to facilitate the business becoming an employer of choice. The accolade reflects our ongoing commitment and effort to workplace gender equality and inclusion through workplace flexibility, pay equity and implementing targets to support the equal advancement of men and women into leadership positions.

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