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Gender Equality at PwC Australia

PwC is committed to challenging gender stereotypes by aspiring to create gender equality and diversified workplace communities.

Symmetry is our employee led network that is focused on gender equality. It supports an equal workplace and society for all.

“I joined Symmetry as I am incredibly passionate about gender equity for all, and love participating in bringing this to life in the firm and beyond. I love the events Symmetry provides across a broad range of topics - fireside chats; sponsorship versus mentorship; International Women’s Day. These events are insightful and practical and help me to better navigate my career. I love the incredible connections I have been able to build with people outside of my team.”

Firmwide policies that support gender equality:

The firm has a number of policies that support gender equality including a domestic and family violence leave policy; parental leave policy; flexible work policy; personal/carer’s leave policy and compassionate leave policy. You can find out more about these policies here.The firm also publishes information on its gender pay gap annually as part of its Transparency Report.

This year we also launched a new parental leave policy: 

  • Parental leave increased from 18 weeks to 26 weeks - can be taken as a block and/or flexibly
  • ‘Primary’ and ‘secondary’ carer labels abolished to provide entire team opportunity to undertake caring responsibilities
  • Parental leave can be taken up until the child is two years of age
  • Miscarriage leave of 10 days per annum introduced for miscarriage prior to 20 weeks gestation, with stillbirth eligible for full 26 weeks parental leave