After receiving an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation in 2019, Arup stepped away from the process to reflect on the intent behind the criteria, and what success could really look like.
Peter Chamley explained: “We challenged ourselves about what we were already doing, what we needed to do and how, consulted our people, chose expert external partners and then set to work across the whole Region, not just in Australia.
“We introduced new programs, resources, management training and championed behaviour change throughout the firm.
“I could see that our leaders needed to identify their own biases or favouritisms, and we are now actively sponsoring a diversity of talent.
“The citation is a catalyst for us to continue to make positive change for gender equity and broader successful inclusion.”
Peter said WGEA recognised Arup’s commitment to achieving gender equality particularly during the pandemic.