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An Equal World this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we are inspiring our staff, customers and communities to challenge gender stereotypes, fight bias and broaden perceptions to celebrate the achievements of women. As a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace, we are proud to stand up for the rights of women, counter financial and domestic abuse, whilst supporting the emergence of a world where women are treated equally.

At Summerland Credit Union, we put a strong emphasis on staff wellbeing and equality. Our policy on violence outside of the workplace plus our commitment to being Workplace Gender Equity Act 2012 compliant strengthens how important we value this. You’re able to read our latest Gender Equality Report here.

“International Women’s Day is vitally important day for us, given over 50 per cent of our customers and 71 per cent of our staff are female,” said Summerland CEO, John Williams.

“Through our support for International Women’s Day events across our geographic footprint in Grafton, Kyogle and Ballina, we will look to reframe perceptions in our communities and promote gender parity,” added Mr Williams.

Summerland’s People and Culture Manager, Pamela Sinclair echoed Mr Williams’ thoughts. “The promotion of women is not to the detriment of men – it’s about fairness for everyone. We are proud to promote the successes of both men and women, equally, here at Summerland.”

The Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency reported in their 2018-19 scorecard that there was a slight increase in female representation in managerial roles in the workplace. Women now make up 39.4% of all managers. There was also a decrease in the gender pay gap to 20.8%. However, Men still take home $25,679 a year more than women on average.

Find out about how we’re leading the way and representing women across the work place…

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