We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we live and work. We acknowledge their continued connection to culture, country and community and pay our respects to their elders - past, present and emerging. We recognise and celebrate the intersectionality and diversity in us all.
At EnergyAustralia, diversity and inclusion is core to our culture, our values and the way we work. It powers greater connection, creativity and innovation, enabling teams to achieve great results and perform at their best.
By creating an environment where all people feel psychologically and culturally safe, included, valued and supported, it means you can be your authentic self at work, thrive and be your best.
Diversity & Inclusion at EnergyAustralia
We’re committed to providing an inclusive culture so all our people can bring their whole selves to work and have a sense of belonging. From our PRISM network that creates a positive culture for our LGBTQI+ community to our Reconciliation Action Plan that has commitments to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations. It’s a workplace where everyone’s welcome.
If you have any specific questions during the application process about diversity and inclusion, trans and gender diverse inclusion, leave entitlements, our support services, flexible working arrangements, or any other issue, feel free to reach out to Tom Woolfe – Organisational Development Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie Le Page – Talent Acquisition Leader (email@example.com).
You can also check out some of our inclusive policies here:
Chaired by Technology Executive, Julie Bale, our Diversity and Inclusion Council is made up of people from across of our business. The council is responsible for setting the diversity and inclusion strategy and implementing initiatives that help EnergyAustralia create a culture where all people feel included, valued, respected and heard.
Bring your whole self to work
Prism is EnergyAustralia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) network. It’s open to all employees who are passionate about workplace inclusion and diversity, including those who identify as LGBTIQ+ and allies.
Through Prism we shine a light on how beautiful, diverse and multi-faceted we are at EnergyAustralia. It’s one of the ways we celebrate diversity, so our employees feel encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, feel safe and have a sense of belonging.
We’re proud to sponsor the Outstanding 50 LGBTIQ+ Leaders with Deloitte, partner with the Geelong Rainbow Festival, and provide support to ReachOut through our workplace giving program.
We hold Silver status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Plus, Prism has been awarded Most Improved Network and Network of the Year.
Through Prism, EnergyAustralia has policies that consider the needs of LGBTIQ+ employees and their families. This includes our transitioning policy and transitioning leave, and parental leave available whether the child is arriving in the family by birth, adoption, foster care or surrogacy.
We actively encourage members of the LGBTIQ+ community and their allies to join our community of EnergyAustralia employees. We know that greater diversity in our people brings more innovative decisions, a better employee experience and a greater understanding of the needs of our customers.
“Prism has made EnergyAustralia a very safe and welcoming place to be out in the workplace. It is the most engaged and active employee pride network I have been involved with in my career,” says Rebecca Dominguez.
“Prism has educated me on inclusion and diversity, made EnergyAustralia feel like a safe place to be myself, and given me a way to pay it forward to others,” says Jenny Ratsep.
At EnergyAustralia we celebrate and incorporate the cultures and connection to Country of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We strive to be a more enriched organisation and to ensure we have a safe, respectful and inclusive workplace for all. We do this through:
- Implementation of cultural awareness training sessions to support and engage our people.
- Celebrating significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events and encouraging participation throughout our business.
- Ensuring a diversity of suppliers in our procurement processes to support improved economic and social outcomes for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders
- We recognise the significant impact family violence can have on working Australians, which can often be a significant barrier to employment
- We provide support materials, training for leaders, special leave provisions, clear contact points and processes to support our people impacted by domestic and family violence
- We believe in developing and enabling women in leadership
- Our Women’s network aims to support women at all levels across the business through small group mentoring sessions and high-profile guest speakers, typically women from a wide range of industries and backgrounds
- All sessions are inclusive and open to people of all genders
- We raise awareness of and celebrate the many wonderful backgrounds and cultures our people come from