MinterEllison awarded Gold Employer at Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards

2 mins  24.05.2019

Today, MinterEllison was recognised as a Gold Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

Held at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney, the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards attracted over 730 attendees to celebrate and award Australia’s top organisations for LGBTI Inclusion based on the results of the AWEI.

Only 14 organisations received the Gold Employer honour, with MinterEllison being one of only two law firms to earn the status.

The awards, regarded by many as a must-attend event on the LGBTI Calendar, also recognised the leaders, individuals and networks that have made a significant impact on LGBTI inclusion within their workplaces.

MinterEllison was an AWEI Silver Employer in 2018, and had set itself a target to become an AWEI Gold Employer by 2020.

Annette Kimmitt, MinterEllison CEO and Managing Partner, attended the event and said that a steadfast commitment to inclusion is key to a successful workplace.

“When we foster diversity in our approaches and ideas, the more creative our thinking is, and the more impactful our solutions become,” Ms Kimmitt said.

"We set ourselves a target to be an AWEI Gold Employer by 2020, so hitting this milestone ahead of plan is a wonderful realisation of our hard work and ongoing commitment to inclusion in our firm and community."

"We have a dynamic and innovative workforce, and we understand that we exist in an open and diverse network of clients and community members,” noted Ms Kimmitt. “To be successful, MinterEllison and our clients must embrace people who think differently and bring different perspectives to the table."

The event was attended by CEOs, dignitaries, senior executives and members of LGBTI employee networks from a range of industry sectors. 

For media enquiries, please contact:

Sue Woodward
Brand Marketing and Communications Lead
T+61 2 9921 4192

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