Allianz wins Employer of the Year for Women Award

Sydney, 15 August 2013

Allianz Australia is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the inaugural ANZIIF Women's Council Employer of the Year Award at the 2013 Australian Insurance Industry Awards. The awards, hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Asia Insurance Review, recognised Allianz’s commitment to actively recognising and advancing women in the workplace.

The award was presented to Allianz in recognition of the company’s ongoing commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture in the workplace.

Commenting on Allianz’s success, Managing Director, Niran Peiris said, “We are pleased to win the inaugural ANZIIF Women's Council Employer of the Year Award. At Allianz we believe that gender diversity is inextricably linked to Allianz’s ongoing success and growth as a company.”

Some of the areas that Allianz has focused on to promote the success of women in the company include:

“Through parental leave and phased retirement options we aim to reduce barriers for women in the workforce and provide opportunities to harness and develop the best talent in our company. We not only believe this is the right thing to do, but that it is also good for business”, commented Mr Peiris.

“Allianz’s ongoing dedication to equality and diversity in the workplace is being further advanced through ongoing programs. At this stage of our journey, 30% of senior management positions at Allianz are held by women,” he said.

“Winning ANZIIF Women's Council Employer of the Year Award complements Allianz’s retention, for a fourth consecutive year, of the Employer of Choice for Women Citation by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency,” Mr Peiris said.

Allianz was also the winner of the ANZIIF Large General Insurance Company of the Year Award.

Allianz Australia

Large General Insurance Company of the Year 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009*
General Insurance Company of the Year 2012, 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