Bankwest named as top 20 employer for LGBTI employees

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24 May 2016

Bankwest was named one of Australia’s top 20 employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees for 2015 at the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Awards event in Sydney on 20 May.

The AWEI is the definitive national benchmark on LGBTI workplace inclusion and sets a comparative benchmark for Australian employers across all sectors.

Bankwest Managing Director, Rob De Luca, said it was encouraging that workplace diversity and inclusion programs were recognised through these awards to allow organisations to drive best practice in Australia.

“I am incredibly proud we have been recognised in these awards in our first year and I congratulate everyone at Bankwest for making it such an inclusive place to work,” Mr De Luca said.

“At Bankwest, we embrace a culture of inclusion, understanding and respect so that every one of our people feels empowered to bring their whole selves to work - regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Our diversity promotes innovative thinking and helps us provide a better service to our customers.”

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