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Together at Challenger


03 Mar, 2020

We added a touch of rainbow to our Sydney head office last Friday as we celebrated the official launch of our LGBTQI+ employee diversity network, Together@Challenger, and the 2020 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival.

A key element of Challenger’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy is to provide a diverse and inclusive workplace where differences are valued, and employees have a strong sense of belonging.  In late 2019, Challenger established four employee-led diversity networks to provide a voice for employees and to encourage everyone to bring their whole self to work.

Last Friday, our newly established LGBTQI+ employee diversity network, Together@Challenger, held an event to celebrate their official launch on the occasion of the 2020 Mardi Gras Festival. 

 Inaugural Together@Challenger committee members

Inaugural Together@Challenger committee members 

With a vision of becoming an employer of choice for LGBTQI+ employees, Together@Challenger is focused on:

  • Fostering a culture of LGBTQI+ understanding and inclusion;
  • Building external awareness of Challenger’s commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusion; and
  • Contributing to achieving positive LGBTQI+ outcomes outside Challenger.

Following presentations from Travis Hughes, Together@Challenger leader and Michelle Taylor, Chief Executive People Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, the energy in the room was electric, with Together@Challenger members and employees alike, already counting down to Mardi Gras 2021!  

Richard Howes, Chief Executive Officer and Travis Hughes, Together@Challenger Leader 

Richard Howes, Chief Executive Officer and Travis Hughes, Together@Challenger Leader 

Want to work for an organisation who genuinely values a diverse and inclusive workplace?  Check out our current vacancies on www.challenger.com.au/careers