As we pursue gender equality, we must first embrace a culture of equity, which enables achievement and social success for all genders by providing tools and resources to help overcome obstacles they may encounter. Adopting an equity mindset supports all people to reach their full potential and helps build a better future.
In this episode of the Macquarie Group Perspectives podcast, Kylie Fuller, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, hosts a discussion on what we can all do to create a more equitable future, and explores the parallels between the work needed to deliver gender equity and environmental sustainability.
She is joined by Shemara Wikramanayake, Macquarie Group’s Managing Director and CEO; Verena Lim, CEO of Asia and a Senior Managing Director in Macquarie Asset Management; and Vanessa Lenthall, Head of Energy Finance and Global Head of Mining Finance, in Commodities and Global Markets.
As a services business, Macquarie has long recognised the importance of a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive and equitable workplace that delivers more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities.
We understand that not everyone has the same starting point, and we work hard to embrace a culture of equity that identifies the barriers people face and provides support in breaking them down, allowing them to reach their full potential.
We are working hard to make our industry a place where women feel they belong and can thrive. We’re proud of our progress, with greater representation of women in our total workforce than ever before, but are committed to continue doing more.
To support, inspire and educate women and girls around the world, and to help give them the chance to deliver to their full potential, we actively host and participate in a range of initiatives.
is a non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry in the US.
exists to promote the full and equal participation of women and girls in all aspects of Hong Kong society.
provides an alternative to college education for low-income youth and young women from rural and tribal regions in India.
unlocks investments for women-owned and women-led small and medium sized businesses in the Philippines.
is a 12-month development program in EMEA for women in their first year of university and interested in exploring a career in the banking and finance industry.
is our annual event, providing girls in Australia the chance to learn about the broad sector career opportunities available in the finance and technology sectors and hear from female role models.
Each year, we host an event that introduces young women in high school to the finance industry with the goal of empowering them to consider the career opportunities available in finance and technology.
This year, over 100 high school students joined us virtually to hear from our people – including Nicole Sorbara, our Global Chief Operating Officer – about their early career experiences in finance and technology and why they feel empowered by their future.
Learn more about the impact that some of the women at Macquarie are having and how their career journey has taken them to where they are today.
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