The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) has released a list of 99 organisations on its 2008 EOWA Employer of Choice for Women list.
With the introduction of six new prerequisites, including a minimum of 6 weeks paid maternity leave after 12 months of serviceÍ¾ the ability for female managers to work part timeÍ¾ the percentage of female managers is the same or greater than 27% or the industry average, and a pay equity analysis has been undertaken and any gap identified is less than the industry average, the organisations on this list are working hard to fully utilise their female workforce.
Director of EOWA Anna McPhee said, ‘These businesses have moved beyond simply writing policies and providing basic flexibility. For these organisations creating equity is about changing culture, changing expectations, breaking down the outdated myths about women and finally valuing the massive contribution women make to the workplace whether they are working parttime or fulltime, working from home or in the office, starting their careers or nearing retirement.”
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