Teachers Mutual Bank citation as a 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community 2016 Teachers Mutual Bank citation as a 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 12 December 2016 12 December 2016 Teachers Mutual Bank citation as a 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has recognised Teachers Mutual Bank as one of Australia’s leading companies for championing gender equality among their workforce. The WGEA announced the list of 106 2016 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders. This is the second year running that Teachers Mutual Bank has been cited. ‘The team at Teachers Mutual Bank is thrilled to once again be cited as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA. As an organisation, Teachers Mutual Bank has consistently aimed to make equality for everyone a key aim of what we believe in and stand for. To receive this recognition is an encouragement that we are building an inclusive and diverse organisation that takes due care and consideration of all staff,’ said Helen O’Reilly, Chief Human Resources Officer. As a customer-owned mutual bank with a history of supporting the communities, the 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation has added meaning for Teachers Mutual Bank. It signifies both an ongoing commitment and is a broader reflection of the organisation’s original formation and aim. ‘Teachers Mutual Bank was founded in a diverse community, and our members come from an array of different backgrounds. We have a strong desire to reflect this diversity through our hiring practices. Particularly, in as much as it means we understand and share in the values of our members,’ said Helen O’Reilly. What is the employer of choice citation? The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation is a leading practice recognition program that aims to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces. The citation recognises that gender equality is increasingly critical to an organisation’s success and is viewed as a baseline feature of well-managed and leading organisations. Criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination and targets for improving gender equality outcomes. Criteria are strengthened each year to reflect best practice. Back to top.