Grant Thornton D&I win for GEN gender equity employment network


Congratulations to Women on Boards corporate partner Grant Thornton Australia which has won the Australian Accounting Awards 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Program/Initiative of the Year for its Gender Equity Network (GEN).


Grant Thornton’s GEN gender equity employment network supports women and gender diverse people by building a strong network of members and allies working together to create awareness and understanding, promote conscious inclusion, advocate for gender equity and strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent for leadership roles.

Commenting on the win, Grant Thornton’s Head of Corporate Finance and WOB supporter, Holly Stiles, praised the efforts of the GEN team.

“As Executive Sponsor of GEN I am proud of the work we have done so far and am looking forward to continuing the momentum in the coming year,” she said.

“Thank you to the GEN team members who attended the awards dinner on Friday and the fabulous GEN committee for all your great work Hollie Coleman, Pooja Narendra, Jarrod Lean, Cathy Devietti, Leanne Tomkinson, Daniela Baggio, David Gibson, Jacqueline Ducza, Henry Manning, Simone Barker, Natasha Caflisch.”

Over 520 members of the accounting profession attended this year’s awards ceremony in Sydney, hosted by Australian comedian and emcee Vince Sorrenti.

The Australian Accounting Awards — which launched in 2014 — is the benchmark for excellence in accounting. In his address at the Australian Accounting Awards, Accountants Daily editor Phil King said: “The Australian Accounting Awards highlight the best of the best in the profession over the past 12 months … but they do much more than that. Over a decade now, they have shone a light on the profound depth of talent and commitment right across the industry.”

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