Berkeley Cox becomes WGEA CEO Pay Equity Ambassador

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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) Chief Executive Partner, Australia, Berkeley Cox has been named a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) CEO Pay Equity Ambassador, further cementing the firm's commitment to gender equality.

The firm has a strong association with the WGEA, with Global Managing Partner, Sue Kench a longstanding CEO Pay Equity Ambassador. KWM has also been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA on multiple occasions, most recently in December 2016.

This prestigious position acknowledges Berkeley as a leader in gender equality, with KWM recognised for recent achievements including;

  • A partnership gender target focus, with 70% female representation in the firm's most recent Australian partnership appointments

  • Regular gender analyses of core people processes, including remuneration outcomes which highlighted an overall legal staff difference of 2% in favour of females 

  • Launching a revised Equitable Briefing Policy, which adopts the Law Council of Australia's Equitable Briefing Policy

  • Working closely with external bodies such as Chief Executive Women

  • Creating Engaging Women Steering Committees in each centre to focus on delivering initiatives which educate, develop and connect people on the topic of career advancement for women