WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Women in leadership roles

Officeworks believes that gender-balanced leadership – with the diversity of thinking and insight brought by both men and women – makes good business sense and delivers better business outcomes.

Through focused recruitment practices and targeted career development pathways, 44.2 per cent female leadership representation was achieved, up from 41.2 per cent as at 30 June 2018. Recognising that achieving balanced leadership is about creating a workplace that enables career progression, this year, Officeworks launched a new paid parental leave policy ‘Growing Families’, which extends parental leave to 12 weeks for the primary carer.

The focus for the 2020 financial year will be moving beyond gender-balanced leadership to embrace diversity more broadly and creating a sense of belonging for all team members, enabling them to be their best selves each day and in return contributing positively to the business.