Mantel and Thoughtworks in Australia’s best workplaces for women list

20 November 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read

Tech consultancies Mantel Group and Thoughtworks have been recognised as among Australia’s best workplaces for fostering an equitable and inclusive environment for women.

Workplace culture research outfit Great Place to Work has named tech consultancies Thoughtworks and Mantel Group among a select group of 30 companies to its inaugural Australian Best Workplaces for Women List for 2022.

The recognition follows inclusion for both companies on the overall Best Workplaces list in the medium enterprise category for the past two years running.

Mantel and Thoughtworks in Australia’s best workplaces for women list

The Great Place to Work listings are compiled by way of in-depth confidential employee surveys together with other data points, and in the case of the new Best Workplaces for Women list, the ranking aims to recognise the top performing Australian organisations that are committed to fostering equity in the workplace and ensuring female employees feel safe, heard, challenged and valued.  

“We analysed the gender balance of each workplace, how it compares to each company’s industry, and patterns in representation as women rise from front-line positions to executive/C-suite roles,” said Great Place to Work ANZ director Roland Wee, who added that data identified the companies that create the most consistently positive experience and opportunities for all women.

Thoughtworks – which serves clients through digital strategy, design and engineering and boasts a 12,000-strong workforce in 18 countries worldwide – says that it has achieved 50 percent women and underrepresented gender minorities representation across its Australian business, which features a local headcount of around 420 employees spread across offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

“We are extremely grateful for our women cohort at Thoughtworks, as they bring on board indispensable value amidst today’s complex technology landscape. These empowered, driven and change-making women are at the heart of our strategy in helping shape the rapidly evolving sector through diverse perspectives,” said Thoughtworks APAC regional managing director Kristan Vingrys.

Overall, 98% of the Thoughtworks employees surveyed agreed that people are treated fairly at the company regardless of gender, while 95% believed it was a great place to work.

Mantel meanwhile, which has a headcount now topping 480 and is noted for its HR innovation, received equally impressive survey response results – with 98% of its employees stating it was a great place to work.

“We are so proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for Women,” the firm stated in a post to LinkedIn. “Investing in programs such as our gender minority traineeship, gender neutral parental leave and individualised benefits have all contributed, however it is the women themselves that make Mantel Group the best place to work.”