Regional Employer leading Gender Equality Movement

  • International Women’s Day 2020 campaign focuses on gender equality #EachforEqual

  • Regional employers contribute significantly to gender equality in communities

  • My Pathway the only company based in regional Queensland to receive Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation

My Pathway will celebrate this International Women’s Day promoting the 2020 theme #EachforEqual, recognising gender equality as crucial to a thriving business. They are the only company based in regional Queensland, and one of seven in the State, to be awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation.

My Pathway CEO, Paul Synnott, said equality was a fitting and pertinent theme for the organisation.

“International Women’s Day provides a chance for us to appreciate the contributions women make to business, family and the community,” he said.

“This year is especially significant given the theme centres on gender equality, which is a priority for our organisation and ratified by our EOCGE citation.

“I work alongside talented women and men every day who bring different perspectives and skills to our organisation.  They also have a range of personal circumstances and responsibilities that might affect how they perform their job.

Mr Synnott added that regional employers had an opportunity to benefit their business and communities by being more inclusive.

“Our organisation values inclusiveness. It’s led us to focus on societal issues such as mental health, community networks, domestic violence and relationships that are often experienced differently for men and women with unique stigmas attached.

“These are underlying issues that regional and remote employers can help to address by being more inclusive and promoting gender equality.

My Pathway will support the Cairns Business Women’s Club’s event for International Women’s Day. It features accomplished woman, professional and quadriplegic, Carol Taylor, as the guest speaker.

Mr Synnott said the event was aligned to several of My Pathway’s initiatives and would appeal to staff and clients.

“Our organisation proudly recognises the many talented women we employ and the contributions they make to their families and communities. We also work with people with disability, illness or injury to help them secure meaningful employment,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to hearing Carol Taylor’s story and better understanding her experience as a business person, woman and quadriplegic. It’s relevant to our staff, clients and the communities where we operate.”

My Pathway is a social and economic development organisation headquartered in Cairns with regional centres from the Torres Strait to Tasmania, Offering a range of services from jobactive, Disability Employment, New Business Assistance with NEIS amongst others.