Australia’s prime skilled companies companies for LGBTQ inclusion

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Australia’s top professional services firms for LGBTQ inclusion

A slew of professional services firms – including Employer of the Year Capgemini and Boston Consulting Group – have been named winners of this year’s Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards.

This year, a record number of over 170 organizations participated in the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards, opening up their employees to a survey assessing the impact and progress of their LGBTQ inclusion policies, initiatives and culture in the workplace.

“The LGBTQ Contest employee survey gives us great insight into workplace attitudes towards diversity and inclusion and sheds light on the top employers for LGBTQ communities,” said Dawn Emsen-Hough, director of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs , which hosts the annual competition.

For the second year in a row, IT services and consulting firm Capgemini was named Employer of the Year, while global strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group was named Small Employer of the Year, succeeding Oliver Wyman, who this year a bronze recognition in the Small Employers category.

Other professional services firms that have received top honors include Accenture, EY and PwC (named in the platinum band), while Deloitte, Fujitsu, IBM and KPMG have been named in the gold band. Grant Thornton and engineering firms Arup, Aurecon and Jacobs (the parent company of PA Consulting) received silver and bronze awards.

A summary of the professional services firms recognized at the 2022 LGBTQ Inclusion Awards:

Employer of the Year
Capgemini

Small Employer of the Year
Boston Consulting Group

Platinum Employer
Accenture
EY
PwC

Platinum Qualifiers
Capgemini
Deloitte

gold employer
Capgemini
Deloitte
Fujitsu
IBM
KPMG

Silver Employers
Grant Thornton

Bronze Employers
Arup
Aurecon
Jacobs (including subsidiary PA Consulting)

Small Employer Gold
Boston Consulting Group

Small Employer Bronze
Oliver Wyman

Emsen-Hough: “Over the past year we have seen remarkable growth and improvements in diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As the effects of the pandemic continue to be felt by all, as well as issues facing the global economy, it is incredibly encouraging to see that the Australian workplace remains engaged and committed to greater inclusion of our LGBTQ communities.”

According to a 2021 study by the Boston Consulting Group, Australian employees who identify as LGBTQ+ feel far more comfortable in the workplace than many of their international counterparts.