From Australia to the US and New Zealand, Orora sites are turning purple for the day as we celebrate the drive for an inclusive, gender equal world.

Orora is celebrating International Women’s Day by taking up the challenge to #BeBoldForChange.

Each year, International Women's Day marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  This year’s theme, #BeBoldForChange, challenges everyone to take bold action that can truly drive greater change for women.

Orora’s Managing Director and CEO, Nigel Garrard, says International Women’s Day is an important day to reflect on our achievements to improve gender diversity across Orora and challenge ourselves to do more.

“At Orora, we are committed to bringing about change.  Throughout the year, we take action to drive and support diversity in our workforce and International Women’s Day provides a great opportunity to not only celebrate our progress, but to also assess what we can do better in the year ahead.

“As one of Australia’s largest manufacturing businesses, we are uniquely positioned to take action to support women in manufacturing and many of our programs and initiatives are aimed at encouraging women to consider a career at Orora,” Nigel says.

Over the past three years, we’ve taken bold steps for change.

Aiming high on our gender diversity target

In 2014 we committed to a gender diversity target where 30% of new team members would be female by the end of this financial year.  We achieved this for the first time in 2016 and are committed to continuing to pursue this goal.

Empowering women to unleash their full potential

In 2016 we launched our Women in Leadership at Orora (WILO) pilot program to empower our female team members and help drive their careers to a new level.  Our goal is to roll out this program across our business in coming years.

“I wish I could have done a program like this 20 years ago – my life and career would have been so different.” Patricia Stevens, WILO participant

“It’s such a privilege to have the opportunity to participate in a course like this so early in my career.  This will really shape my future career.” Allisa Cathels, WILO Participant

Introducing a Champions of Change network

In 2017 we established an internal Champions of Change network of 17 leaders from across our operations in both Australia and North America to raise awareness of the importance of diversity across Orora.

Together they will define the actions that we can take to boldly bring about change and ensure we continue to build a company that not only attracts but retains the very best talent.

We’re joining the challenge to #BeBoldForChange, will you?