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Published Mar 12th 2007, 3:49pm by Jody DeVere in Pressroom Articles

EOWA Recognizes Ford Australia As An Employer Of Choice For Women


POSTED: Monday, March 12, 2007

Ford_oval Raise your hand if you live in Austrailia... anyone? Anyone? Ford Australia has been acknowledged as an Employer of Choice for Women by the Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

The citation recognizes the efforts undertaken by Ford to create a female-friendly workplace through the removal of obstacles to employment and advancement, and also tailor work-life balance solutions for individual employees where possible.

(As a woman who has spent more than 20 years in a carguy's world, I can say thanks on behalf of all those Aussie ladies.)

"The automotive industry has long been considered a male domain, and we have been working to dismantle this stereotype through the implementation of a range of equal-opportunity policies," said President of Ford Australia, Tom Gorman.

"This award is recognition of the equal-opportunity framework in place at Ford and demonstrates our commitment to the EOWA workplace act. Women now fill a diverse range of roles across the organization, including representation as department heads, in senior management roles and at Vice-President level. It's important to the future of our business to be able to retain these talented employees."

In addition to removing obstacles to employment and advancement, Ford actively works with employees to find the right balance between work and home-life responsibilities.

"We look at all employee applications on a case by case basis, and this flexibility allows us to evaluate individual needs and work together to determine the best possible outcome. Many situations involve solutions that require us to think outside the square," said Mr Gorman.

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