The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is an Australian Government statutory agency charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. The Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation is WGEA’s voluntary program that recognises organisations’ active commitment to achieving workplace gender equality.
The WGEA citation is increasingly viewed as a marker of well-managed and leading organisations. Recent research found the citation drives improved gender equality outcomes and is aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act.
As targets for female participation continue to increase across various industries, attracting more women from diverse backgrounds has become essential. The WGEA citation reinforces the message we want to convey about our industry’s commitment to diversity.
Currently, only four construction companies out of 128 private sector organisations have achieved the WGEA citation. As part of our pledge, 75% of ACA members aim to attain this citation by 2028. We will actively promote the benefits of the citation for construction companies and compare ourselves to comparable industries in Australia.