NEWS: Russell Kennedy Lawyers recognised as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for fourth straight year

Russell Kennedy Lawyers is proud to be publicly recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for the fourth straight year.

The Australian Government statutory agency, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), has today announced that Russell Kennedy is among 136 other organisations that were recipients of the citation.

In her statement, WGEA Director Libby Lyons said, "The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is recognised as a rigorous and sophisticated guide for employers to implement leading-practice initiatives designed to achieve gender equality in their workplaces."

"We know that gender equality is good for business and crucial to our post-COVID-19 economic recovery. By driving better gender equality outcomes in their workplaces, these EOCGE citation holders are showing the right way forward for other Australian businesses."

Russell Kennedy's Managing Director, Paul Gleeson, said the achievement is part of a larger firm wide approach: “The citation benefits our people in the four key areas of flexibility, gender composition, gender pay equity and leader & manager capability and helps to ensure that we are a leading firm for the attraction, promotion and retention of our people.”

Russell Kennedy’s Director of People & Culture, Leanda Nissen, played an integral part in pulling together the Russell Kennedy citation submission: "I am proud to work for a firm which recognises the importance of having a gender diverse workforce, and is committed to ensuring our workplace policies support and enable gender diversity throughout the career lifecycle of our employees."

Click here to read the WGEA media release, '2021 leaders in workplace gender equality announced'.