Alcoa gets behind a campaign for gender balance on International Womens Day

Alcoa chairman and managing director Michael Parker (second left) with some of his executive lead team.
Alcoa chairman and managing director Michael Parker (second left) with some of his executive lead team.

A GENDER-balanced workplace is firmly on Alcoa of Australia’s action list as the company celebrates International Women’s Day today and gets behind this year’s campaign theme of forging a more gender-balanced world via #BalanceforBetter.

Pledges to challenge stereotypes and biases, forge the positive visibility of women and celebrate women’s achievements are front and centre of discussions across Alcoa’s bauxite, alumina and aluminium operations.

The company, recently named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the 17th year running by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is committed to achieving a gender balance and creating an inclusive workplace through flexible work practices and active campaigns to attract, promote and retain women in its workforce.

The Alcoa Women’s Network celebrated International Women’s Day at the Peel office.

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.

“I firmly believe we are all accountable to make a difference and it’s everyone’s job to build a culture of equality, encourage diversity and enact positive change in our workplace,” he said.

“Gender balance makes the workplace better.

“I want women to achieve financial independence, pay parity and enjoy career opportunities throughout every life stage.”