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Inclusion

At MinterEllison, we know a workplace that leverages diversity through a culture of inclusion will foster stronger connections with colleagues and clients enhancing the ability to create innovative solutions.

We aspire to create an inclusive, high performance culture where our people bring their whole selves to work, feel at their best and work to their strengths. This will allow us to provide real value for our clients and deliver a distinctive experience.

To achieve this aspiration, we commit to:

  • realising 30% female partners by 2020
  • realising 30% female Board membership by 2020
  • embedding an inclusive culture in every sense that leverages diversity of thought
  • Progressing cultural diversity at MinterEllison and in the legal industry
  • being our clients' best partner in embedding LGBTI Inclusion

Inclusion at MinterEllison


Our results

In celebrating our story to date, we know that:

  • 89% of our people believe our partners and managers genuinely support equality between genders
  • 64% of our total workforce identify as female
  • 26% of our legal partnership body identify as female
  • 67% of our business operations directors identify as female
  • 25% of our people are members or allies of our internal LGBTI Network - Pride, Respect and Inclusion at MinterEllison (PRiME)
  • 52% of our people who have participated in Empower work flexibly (Empower is a bespoke program focused on redesigning work practices)
  • 64 different languages are spoken across the firm
  • 88% of our people believe our partners and managers support diversity in the workplace

However, the work to embed inclusion and leverage diversity at MinterEllison continues well beyond the numbers.

Our activities

Inclusion at MinterEllison is closely aligned to the value we constantly challenge ourselves to deliver to our clients and create for our people. It is a critical strategic imperative for us.

Effective inclusion focuses on a curiosity and drive to do things differently, always looking to raise the bar in how we bring diverse teams together to deliver exceptional outcomes for clients. This includes challenging the status quo regarding what we do, how we do it and where we do it.

We know that inclusion is a win-win game delivering better outcomes for our clients, our people and our firm.

Inclusion and Empower

Our Inclusion agenda involves shifting mindsets. MinterEllison is currently implementing the strategic change program Empower.

Empower provides forums where teams can recognise the value of diverse perspectives and, redesign work practices. Our people are encouraged to explore how they can deliver better outcomes to their clients by making different choices about how and where they work.

This allows us to explore diversity, agility and flexibility with commercial outcomes to create a new, practical and supported way of working.