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Allianz again recognised as Employer of Choice for Women

Sydney, 14 March 2012

Allianz Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women for the fourth year in a row by the Equal Opportunity for Women Agency (EOWA).

Allianz Managing Director, Terry Towell, said “Allianz was first recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women in 2009 and we are pleased to have been successful in receiving this highly sought after citation once again in 2012.”

Employer of Choice for Women status is awarded to non-government organisations that have demonstrated that they have policies and practices that support women across the organisation and achieve positive outcomes for both women and the business.

“Over 2,900 organisations report to EOWA each year and Allianz is proud to be one of the less than 5 per cent of those organisations and one of only two general insurance companies that have been successful in achieving Employer of Choice for Women status for 2012.”

Allianz was recognised for a number of its policies and practices, such as:

  • flexible work options including; part-time, role share, work from home, and flexible start and finish times;
  • its talent management program and the range of career development opportunities available for women including; Job Relief and Job Placement opportunities, and Management Programs for front line leaders;
  • the types of leave and benefits available for employees including the ability to purchase additional leave, paternity and adoption leave, family and emergency leave, and tools to assist employees with work/life balance; and
  • Allianz’s global and local approach to Diversity focusing on our diversity policies and procedures as well as our focus on its Senior Women in Management initiatives.

Mr Towell said “Allianz takes diversity seriously as we want our company to be a reflection of the community in which we operate and gender diversity is key to achieving this goal.”

Allianz Australia

General Insurance Company of the Year 2009, 2011*
Best General Insurance Company of the Year 2010, 2007,2006**

Allianz Australia delivers a wide range of personal, commercial and corporate insurance products and services to more than 2 million policyholders. Over 50% of Australia’s top 200 BRW-listed companies have some form of insurance cover with the group and the group provides workers compensation services to around one-fifth of Australian employees.

*Australia & New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards
**Australian Banking and Finance Insurance Awards