NAB has been awarded Gold Employer status at the 2022 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion awards. This is the fourth year in a row that NAB has achieved gold status, which qualifies the bank to attain the highest status – platinum – in 2023.
NAB analyst Kim Lee was also awarded the 2022 OUT Role Model Award.
The awards, presented at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney on May 27, celebrate Australia’s top organisations for LGBTQ inclusion, based on the results of the Australian Workplace Equality Index. The index is Australia’s national benchmark on LGBTQ workplace inclusion.
Gold status is awarded to organisations who demonstrate substantial work towards LGBTQ inclusion.
The awards event was attended by CEOs, dignitaries, senior executives, HR and diversity practitioners, employee network leaders, and members of LGBTQ employee networks and allies.
Rachel Slade Group Executive Personal Banking and NAB Pride Executive Co-Sponsor said NAB’s gold status recognised the hard work and dedication by NAB’s employee resource group, NAB Pride, in promoting a safe and inclusive workplace.
“Importantly it also recognises how we all approach and value inclusion and diversity at NAB.”
Speaking about Kim’s impact at NAB, Rachel said, “The phrase ‘role model’ just doesn’t do it justice. We are so lucky to have you and for all that you do and that you share.”
Laura Woulfe NAB Pride Committee Co-Chair added that “Kim has shown us just what can be achieved when we are free to be ourselves, without restriction, and without fear.
“Kim has been a visible presence for our trans, gender diverse and non-binary colleagues and has positively impacted the experiences of colleagues and customers at NAB.”
Find out more about working at NAB and how we support diversity & inclusion here.