MinterEllison strikes gold at 2021 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards

The firm joins a list of notable names like ABC, the ATO, NAB and Deloitte

MinterEllison strikes gold at 2021 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards

MinterEllison has been named a Gold Employer at the recently concluded 2021 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards.

The awards recognise the organisations in Australia that have made significant strides for LGBTQ inclusion in their workplaces.

“I'm so proud of the work we've done to make sure LGBTQ+ people at MinterEllison are safe, visible and proud to bring their whole selves to work,” said Virginia Briggs, acting CEO and managing partner at MinterEllison.

She lauded the firm’s Pride, Respect and Inclusion at MinterEllison (PRIME) committee, which she said was vital to the firm’s recognition as a Gold Employer.

“The people in our PRIME network inspire me everyday to be an ally and an advocate,” Briggs said.

In addition to the establishment of the growing PRIME network, MinterEllison’s LGBTQ inclusion achievements include the firm’s support of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras through pro bono work for over two decades, the firm’s active participation in Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 and 2021 and the firm’s role as legal advisor to Mardi Gras during its campaign to host WorldPride 2023 and to Sydney World Pride, as per the firm’s PRIME Annual Report 2020.

As a Gold Employer, the firm joins an exclusive group of notable names like:

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • AGL Energy
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Capgemini
  • Coles
  • CSIRO
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG
  • NAB
  • NBN Co.
  • QBE Insurance
  • Special Broadcasting Service
  • Scentre Group
  • Services Australia
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Woolworths Group  

The award winners were determined according to the findings of the Australian Workplace Equality Index, which MinterEllison said was “definitive national benchmark on LGBTQ workplace inclusion.” The awards also considered the results from the Health + Wellbeing Equality Index.

The 2021 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards were held in Sydney last Friday.

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