Macquarie’s ongoing commitment to workforce diversity ensures its business remains innovative, sustainable and continues to meet the evolving needs of its clients.
In every one of our offices across 27 countries around the world, you’ll find individuals from varied backgrounds with different ways of thinking, different skills and different experiences. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings.
Macquarie's range of experiences, skills and views are key strengths and critical to the wide range of services the Group delivers across the globe as well as understanding the communities in which we operate.
At Macquarie, we harness the strength of our diversity through inclusion.
Inclusion means creating a workplace environment where people feel they can be themselves, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity or cultural affiliation, sexual orientation, beliefs or educational background.
We provide training in Conscious Decision Making to help improve awareness of unconscious bias and the effect perceptions, judgements and interactions can have in the workplace.
Macquarie continues to grow its participation in the CareerTrackers and CareerSeekers internship program (for Indigenous and refugee students), and was recognised with the Corporate Partner of the Year award in 2017, the highest recognition for an employment partner.
Macquarie’s employee networks provide staff with opportunities to exchange ideas, build relationships and further support Macquarie’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Groups exist in the areas of Gender Equality, Pride (for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) staff and allies), Families and Carers, Heritage and Culture, Wellness, Veterans, and First Australians (focused on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders).
Macquarie actively participates in women’s sponsorship, mentoring and networking programs, both internally and externally in all regions.
Programs include the Chief Executive Women’s Leaders Program in Sydney and Singapore, the Women in Banking and Finance Mentoring program and the FTSE 100 Mentoring Program, 30% Club Hong Kong, Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong, and Association of Women in Finance Tokyo.
Macquarie recognises it can be difficult for individuals to reintegrate themselves into the workforce following an extended professional career break. Our Returner program looks to alleviate any challenges and make the transition as smooth as possible for our candidates.
Additionally, Macquarie is a Platinum Partner of Heads over Heels (a membership-based organisation that provides women entrepreneurs in Australia with access to strategic networks) and in the UK Macquarie is also a member of Women in Banking and Finance.
Macquarie Plus, our holistic wellbeing program, is designed to provide staff with individual choices and opportunities to be their best selves at work and at home, and in so doing, create and embed a culture of inclusion.
What we do
Globally, Macquarie works closely with external employer forums, not-for-profit organisations and diversity suppliers to support our focus on diversity and inclusion. We engage actively with these organisations to benchmark our policies and practices, leverage their expertise and drive positive change at Macquarie.