Diversity, Women and Inclusion
At Terra Firma our people are our most important asset. The skills they bring to the table, their commitment to the culture of our organisation and their ability to drive success for our clients are the reasons we choose them.
We believe differences in cultural & ethnic backgrounds, gender, disability, age, and sexual orientation generate creativity, which is critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities.Our diversity and inclusion approach is underpinned by a strong suite of people systems, processes and policies in relation to equal employment opportunity, bullying and harassment, flexible working, reasonable accommodation for staff who are differently abled, parenting, eldercare, childcare and other caring responsibilities.
What we are doing?
We have a range of initiatives underway to support a more diverse and inclusive environment in every instance, and these are a few of the things we are doing;
- Set Gender targets to achieve a 50/50 split at Terra Firma Group by 2020 along with pay parity;
- Focusing on how to make these changes a part of our culture, through awareness & education to adopt consciously inclusive behaviours and reduce unconscious bias;
- Celebrating our diverse workforce by actively participating in & championing International Women’s Day, Are You OK? Day and World AIDS Day;
- By partnering with different charities each year, we are changing the community culture and mindset around violence towards women, homelessness, family units, etc;
- Adopting different ways to support new parents, and creating an environment where flexibility is a given.
We have pledged to meet a 50/50 split of women in our workforce and pay parity. We are actively seeking to employ more female candidates but also train and promote the women we already have.
With greater female representation and diversity in our workforce and leadership, we can tap into a much broader range of leadership styles, experiences, market insights, and skills to manage our business, delight our customers, and achieve our commitments.
Women at Terra Firma is a community that positively engages women within Terra Firma in activities within our company and externally. Women at Terra Firma embraces women of all abilities and backgrounds, with a positive philosophy of fun and inclusion.
We run a quarterly Women at Terra Firma forum with speakers, breakfast, ideas and networking in Melbourne.
To us, diversity and inclusion is a given.
We don’t mind who you are, your gender, your age, your race, your religious beliefs, your sexual orientation, gender identity or any other ‘difference’. What we do care about is your commitment to your career progression, innovation and the overall success of our organisation. Diversity drives innovation and inclusion fosters respect, empathy and support.
At Terra Firma, our people are our people – you may be ‘different’, but we are too!
We believe in the inherent strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us to forge strong connections with our customers, to innovate and make better decisions for our business.
We strive to ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our customers and markets, and harnesses the unique talents, perspectives and experiences of all our people. Through creating gender balanced and diverse leadership and teams, and a truly inclusive working environment, we are building an agile, outperforming organisation which actively leverages diversity to create competitive advantage.