Alcoa equality push
Alcoa employees pressed for progress in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8.
The company was recently named an employer of choice for gender equality for the 16th consecutive year by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Alcoa of Australia chairman and managing director Michael Parker, a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador, said International Women’s Day was an opportune time to reflect on the company’s progress to achieve a gender-balanced workplace.
“While Alcoa has much to celebrate, we also acknowledge there is still . . . more to do,” he said. “Attracting more women into resources is an issue Alcoa has been actively working on since the 1990s. The business case for gender equality is very clear. It’s been proven to result in higher productivity.”
Mr Parker said Alcoa was committed to creating a workplace where everyone was able to bring their “whole selves” to work.