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Diageo Australia wins inaugural Gender Equity Award

Diageo Australia wins inaugural Gender Equity Award

 September 17, 2018

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Prime employer, Diageo, has secured the Gender Equity Award at the Australia Drinks Award for its intiatives making inclusion key to its business. The award was introduced to celebrate excellence in gender equity initiatives and programs in the workplace.

Women in leadership at Diageo

Diageo Australia has 40% female representation at executive level, and is aiming yo see 50% representation in leadership levels by 2025. Diageo is well recognised for excellence in initiatives and strategies aimed at driving gender equality in the workplace - including engaging women in the workplace, attractinion and retention strategies for women, flexible work practices, training and development for women, and returning to the workplace programs.

"We're proud of how we promote gender equality in our workplace andwe're thrilled to have won the inaugural Gender Equity award," said Diageo.

Diversity as a culture

Diageo has long been recognised for its efforts to promote gender diversity within the business. 

Diageo Colombia ranked fifth out of 209 companies in the PAR: Ranking of Gender Equality in Organisations for its efforts to promote gender diversity within the business. Diageo was also recognised in the Cranfield School of Management Female FTSE Board Report for leading the FTSE 100 for its representation of women on its boards. Diageo has also been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index that highlights the steps Diageo has taken and the progress it has made in forging gender equality within its business, as well as in the communities in which it operates.

"We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realise its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. And we view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow," said Diageo.

Fantastic opportunities at Diageo

Inclusion and diversity is key at Diageo and they are always looking for talented and inspirational people to join their teams,  so check out their exciting job openings now.

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