Pictured: Representatives from Safe Work Australia
The WIN was awarded the Network Award at the APS Diversity and Gender Equality Awards 2018, reflecting our standing as a leader in workplace diversity and inclusion. This award was a significant achievement for the WIN and Safe Work Australia as the award was open to all APS departmental and cross-agency employee networks that advance diversity and inclusion matters within the APS.
The WIN was commended for its unique and collaborative structure, its high percentage of employee engagement and its innovative and broad-ranging events and initiatives. Throughout 2018–19, the WIN has continued to empower and support employees by making inclusion everyone’s business, every day. Working closely with SES, corporate areas and employees at all levels, the network has made meaningful change to agency policies and procedures. The network has also ensured that diversity and inclusion is constantly on the agenda, running a combination of events, initiatives, training and social activities throughout the year.
The WIN ensures that diversity and inclusion is the norm in the agency, not the exception. While most networks operate on a membership basis, the WIN is a network led by employees, for all employees. The WIN is important to us and this was further recognised when it was awarded the Team Award at the Safe Work Australia 2019 Australia Day Achievement Awards.
Representatives from Safe Work Australia at the APS Diversity and Gender Equality Awards