International Women's Day
Broadspectrum has recognised International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2018 by acknowledging its progress in closing the gender parity gap but recognising there is still more work to be done.
This year’s theme #pressforprogress is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Broadspectrum sites and offices across Australia hosted events to recognise and appreciate colleagues who are taking up the challenge to make a difference.
Diversity is an essential part of Broadspectrum's vision, culture and values. Our company also focuses on maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive and feel valued for their unique self and perspective.
Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day successful. As a company, it offers us an opportunity to reflect on the activities we have implemented and reflect on our continued pledge to value difference and diversity in everything that we do.
Broadspectrum is making strides on the road to gender equality but there is still more we can do. Over the past year we have:
- sponsored and participated in the Chief Executive Women Leaders program for three years, and currently have six participants going through this year’s program
- the number of female employees has grown to meet our 2017 target of 30 per cent female participation, which is between five to ten per cent higher than similar industries
- recently created scholarships for women studying in fields that complement the Broadspectrum business, and
- our #SpectrumGrad program has successfully attracted a 50/50 gender mix across all disciplines, and we’re extending these efforts to all levels of our organisation.
By celebrating International Women’s Day, Broadspectrum demonstrates its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the company.