DLA Piper has been awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation for 2016 by the Australian Government's Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).
The WGEA citation recognises DLA Piper's commitment to promoting and achieving gender equality in the workplace. The firm has been a WGEA citation holder since it began in 2014.
DLA Piper Managing Partner in Australia, John Weber, said: "Workplace gender quality is a priority for our firm. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive workplace provides the best possible outcomes for our people and our clients, and as a firm we strive to do everything we can to support equal participation at all levels of our business.
"We are pleased to once again be recognised as a leader in workplace gender equality by WGEA, and we congratulate them and our fellow citation holders for their leadership and shared commitment to workplace gender equality."
Criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and a range of other initiatives, including targets for improving gender equality outcomes. Criteria are regularly strengthened to reflect best practice.
WGEA Director, Libby Lyons, said: "WGEA data shows there is progress towards gender equality in Australian workplaces, but it is too slow. It is only through more employers adopting leading practices to promote gender equality in the workplace that we will see the pace of change pick up.
"That's why it is so encouraging to see more than 100 organisations meet the very high standard required to receive the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation this year.
"I congratulate all the 2016 citation holders for their commitment and recognition of the strong business case for gender equality. I hope to see continued growth in this community of leading practice employers."