Women at Work
Women at Work
At SA Power Networks we are committed to increasing gender balance in areas of our organisation and have developed a range of strategies aimed at increasing the number of women employees, and supporting their development, advancement and ultimate success.
Our vision is to create a workplace that reflects the gender diversity of the broader community and where both women and men feel empowered to achieve their full potential.
To progress this vision, and to improve gender equality within our business, we are focusing on four key areas:
- Increasing the number of women appointed to roles within SA Power Networks.
- Ensuring retention strategies reflect the needs of women within the workforce.
- Developing the talent and capabilities of women in the organisation.
- Promoting a workplace culture that embraces the equal status of women.
We offer a range of benefits to our female employees. These include:
- A Gender Diversity strategy to support women's development and success.
- Encouraging women working in non-traditional roles.
- Targeted workshops and networking events for women.
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Providing a network of women's support services.
The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative between UN Global Compact and UN Women, provide guidance to businesses on how to empower women in the workplace and community. The seven principles aim to integrate gender goals into broader corporate sustainability plans. In September 2014, Rob Stobbe, CEO of SA Power Networks, demonstrated his support for gender equality and the WEPs by signing the WEPs CEO Statement of Support.