In 2015, Woodside commenced a three-year strategy to drive sustainable improvements in gender diversity at all levels of the workforce. Woodside achieved 30% female representation on the Woodside Board during 2016.
Woodside has exceeded goals for female representation across executive, senior management and mid-level groups. Company-wide female representation has contributed to increase, up to 28.4%, a favourable comparison with the industry average of 15.8%.
Senior and executive female representation has continued to increase in 2016 with the pipeline of future executive women doubling in part due to strong internal promotion and through the provision of gender-targeted opportunities.
Woodside also continues to focus on driving gender balance through the graduate, apprentice and trainee programs. The overall percentage of females in our Graduate Program has increased and improvements have been made in the number of female technical hires.
Woodside continues to take specific action to broaden the pool of future female talent at school and university level. Nine gender specific scholarships were active in 2016 and 44% of Woodside’s active professional indigenous scholarship recipients are Indigenous women.
Find out more about our 2016 activities and performance.