NEWS: Russell Kennedy Lawyers recognised again for commitment to gender equality

Russell Kennedy Lawyers is pleased to be once again publically recognised as an organisation committed to gender equality by the granting of an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation.

The Australian Government statutory agency, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), has today announced the recipients of the citation.

Each year WGEA sets higher standards to achieve the citation to ensure they provide a rigorous and sophisticated roadmap to guide employers along the path.

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

WGEA Director Libby Lyons said: “Every employer committed to gender equality embarks upon their own unique journey towards achieving the equal participation by women and men in their workplace.”

“All of our 2018-19 EOCGE citation holders are at different stages of their gender equality journey. What unites them is their determination and commitment to achieving workplace gender equality. I congratulate all of these organisations for being agents of change, leading the way forward for other Australian employers to follow” said Ms Lyons.

Russell Kennedy’s Head of People & Culture, Leanda Nissen, once again took a lead role in the successful application for the citation: "Russell Kennedy’s application reflected the wider trends among this year’s recipients. including entrenching organisation-wide flexible work practices, tailored parental leave policies to support use by women and men, programs to increase women in leadership, initiatives to support women to return to work and robust analysis and correction of gender pay gaps.”

Russell Kennedy's WGEA citation has been covered by Lawyers Weekly here, by Australasian Lawyer here, and by Women's Agenda here.