Jacobs recognized as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia for the fourth consecutive year
Recognizing Jacobs’ commitment to achieving gender equality and flexibility in its Australian workplaces
Jacobs has been recognized by the Australia Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in 2018-2019, recognizing Jacobs’ commitment to achieving gender equality and flexibility in its Australian workplaces.
Jacobs has received the citation for the last four years, reflecting its ongoing commitment to create better gender balance and a culture of inclusion and flexibility both within the business and wider industry.
Driven by Jacobs leadership, with active participation by employee networks located all over Australia and New Zealand, interventions and priorities have included progressing ambitious women in leadership targets; doubling the recruitment referral fee for women; a pilot sponsorship program for emerging women leaders; continuing to analyze and remedy the gender pay gap annually; the introduction of flexible working toolkits and awareness campaigns; and promoting parental leave and flexibility equally for both men and women.
“We want to create a vibrant, dynamic and innovative culture at Jacobs and believe that inclusion and diversity is critical to this,” said Jacobs Senior Vice President and General Manager and Chair of Jacobs ANZ Inclusion & Diversity Council Patrick Hill. “While our efforts have delivered tangible advancement toward meeting our 2023 objectives, there is still more to do. Women remain underrepresented in our business and industry, and in leadership positions, and we believe that we will deliver better results for our clients and subsequent outcomes for our communities when we achieve a better balance.”
Jacobs is also committed to addressing gender equality and flexibility to create sustained change in the industry beyond the boundaries of our own business. Hill is Chair of the
Globally, Jacobs CEO Steve Demetriou (also a