ALCOA of Australia employees are pressing for progress in recognition of International Women’s Day today.
Pledges to challenge stereotypes and biases forging the positive visibility of women and celebrate women’s achievements were front and centre of hashtags and discussions at the mine site and across Alcoa’s bauxite and alumina operations.
The company, recently named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the 16th year in the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, 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.
Alcoa chairman and managing director Michael Parker said International Women’s Day was an opportune time to reflect on the company’s progress to achieve a gender balanced workplace.
“This is a key priority for us and while Alcoa has much to celebrate, we also acknowledge there is still so much more to do,’’ he said.
“Attracting more women into resources is an issue Alcoa has been actively working on since the early 1990s.
“The business case for gender equality is very clear – its been proven to result in higher productivity and higher profitability.
“For Alcoa its also an opportunity to translate our values into action as we work to attract and retain the best talent.
“At Alcoa, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone is able to bring their whole selves to work.”