Investa has received recertification as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) for 2021-23.

“This is the third year we have held the citation and is excellent, independent recognition of our hard work in demonstrating a clear and genuine commitment to making our workplace more equal and driving impact across the property industry” said Peter Menegazzo, CEO.

Investa is one of 5 property organisations to have been certified among the 120 citation holders.

WGEA Director, Mary Wooldridge says “Each year, we accept applications for our WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation from those employers who are raising the bar when it comes to driving change, creating the circumstances that allow all people, regardless of their gender, to thrive”

“After passing through our evidence-based benchmarking evaluations, our EOCGE citation holders are officially recognised as some of the best employers in Australia who are committed and dedicated to action in achieving gender equality” she said.

Amy Wild, Group Executive, Head of Corporate Operations and Director, People & Culture says “We have worked hard, through all levels of the business to champion diversity and embed inclusion at the heart of our culture and within our people policies”

Investa’s inclusive parental leave benefits and support recognises the diversity of modern family structures, and their award-winning Flexible Working Policy contains over 21 difference flexible working options available.

They are well underway to achieving gender balanced workforce composition with:

  • 52% female workforce composition

  • 50% female Executive Leadership team

  • 40% female Senior Management team

On a broader, industry-wide level Investa has achieved recognition in:

  • Finalist in the Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards for Diversity for the past two years

  • Winner of the Excellence Award, the Australian HR Awards – Best Workplace Flexibility Program

  • First Place in the AFR BOSS Best Places to Work (Property, Construction, Transport sector)

  • The Elizabeth Broderick Gender Equality Award at the AHRI Awards

To find out more about the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality certification, visit their website.