Small Employer Of The Year
Oliver Wyman Australia was awarded Small Employer of the Year and Gold Status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) 2021.

Just in time for Pride Month, Oliver Wyman Australia achieved the highest score amongst small employers in Australia. This is a significant improvement on last year and a recognition is indicative of a substantial amount of work and activity in the area of LGBTQ inclusion. This is our third year achieving Gold status. The award was presented in a livestreamed ceremony (and featured on a national news broadcast) on Friday, 28 May 2021.

On behalf of ACON and the Pride Inclusion Programs team, both Mark and I would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all that your organisation has done to increase the LGBTI inclusivity within Australian workplaces over the past year. There are so many dedicated teams, networks, executives, leaders, individuals that are committed to what we are collectively working towards - a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace for all.
DAWN EMSEN-HOUGH, DIRECTOR, ACON’S PRIDE INCLUSION PROGRAMS

Just in time for Pride Month, Oliver Wyman Australia achieved the highest score amongst small employers in Australia. This is a significant improvement on last year and a recognition is indicative of a substantial amount of work and activity in the area of LGBTQ inclusion. This is our third year achieving Gold status. The award was presented in a livestreamed ceremony (and featured on a national news broadcast) on Friday, 28 May 2021.

The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) is the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQ workplace inclusion for the country. It gauges the overall impact of inclusion initiatives on organizational culture for both our LGBTQ-identifying and non-identifying colleagues. More information about the AWEI is available here.

The GLOW team submitted a 75+ page document including all the details on our inclusive HR policies, GLOW strategy, executive support and accountability for inclusion at all levels, Training and Resources, Visibility and Inclusion, and Community Engagement. If you’d like to hear more about the contents of our submission, please reach out to the Sydney GLOW team.

In the year that was 2020, our GLOW team stepped up to bring inclusion efforts into the virtual space, hosting virtual panels, learning sessions and Happy Hours and kicking off a digital ‘Ally August’ pledge campaign. We also joined with organisations like Wear it Purple and the Aurora Group to support their already immense efforts in the broader LGBTIQ community. We know there is still work to be done, and we remain committed to continuing to build a culture we are proud to live and work in.
Edward Emanuel, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman Sydney office volunteering with Wear It Purple, a charity focused on supporting LGBTQ+ youth especially in schools, in Australia