Success as a company depends on great people. As one of only 16 companies in the ASX200 to be given a green light by Women On Boards for demonstrating a commitment to improving gender diversity within their organisation, Telstra is considered to be one of Australia’s most diverse and inclusive places to work.
For some women a career is about growth and progression, for others it’s about flexibility and balance – but it can also be about all these things. At Telstra, women and men are working together to create an inclusive environment so that Telstra is a great workplace for everyone. And, all Telstra people are encouraged to get involved and become champions of gender equality.
Over the next 6 weeks we will be introducing you to some of the incredibly talented and passionate women who make up the team at Telstra. The video series, Women of Telstra will focus on those topics which are most important to women, such as: career opportunity; meaningful work; and flexibility.
Each week a new video from the Women of Telstra series will be featured on the home page of Australian Women Online:
- Week 2 – 20/11 – Career Opportunity
- Week 3 – 27/11 – Meaningful Work
- Week 4 – 04/12 – Flexibility
- Week 5 – 11/12 – Telstra is Changing
- Week 6 – 18/12 – A place for women
Week 1 – Meet the Women of Telstra
Telstra is a place for women. For women, they have created a workplace that’s supportive, challenging and flexible, where you’ll be working with talented people, some of the greatest minds in the industry!
Telstra says they are proactive and passionate about making sure that their workplaces are inclusive and that talented people can perform at their best. While parts of the business are traditionally male-dominated areas, Telstra says it is working very hard to make sure that the culture is right and that talented women have the opportunity to shine.
“We do this with specific policies about diversity, fairness and flexibility, and practices like mentoring,” says Telstra. “Our people managers have goals around the representation and retention of women. We have world-class tools, guidelines, tips, research, and support to help our people managers create a culture of inclusion every day.”
To serve their customers and to be a great place to work, Telstra is, and must continue to be, a place for women too.
More about what Telstra are doing for women, as well as our most recent objectives and results can be found at www.telstra.com.au/diversity