Gender Equality at GSK
At GSK, creating an inclusive organisation that respects and promotes the diversity of its employees and the communities it serves is a key focus.
To accelerate GSK’s progress on inclusion and diversity, globally they are focusing on increasing female representation in senior management throughout the organisation.
- GSK is a member of the 30% Club gender campaign that aims to achieve 30% female representation in senior management within FTSE 100 companies by 2020.
- GSK supports the development and career progression of high-performing female managers through their Accelerating Difference programme, which provides coaching and support. GSK also recruits and supports women early in their careers through graduate and apprentice programmes.
- GSK’s CEO, Emma Walmsley, is the first (and only) woman to run a major pharmaceutical company.
- Locally, Christi Kelsey and Lizzie Champion lead the pharmaceuticals and vaccines businesses in Australia and New Zealand respectively.
- GSK proudly celebrates International Women’s Day, a day where their employees collaborate with ‘Dress for Success, to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
- GSK Australia’s parental leave policy offers all parents paid primary and secondary caregiver leave, taking into consideration the many ways that someone can become a parent (biologically, adoptive, domestic LGBTQI+ partnership and surrogacy/gestational carrier).