ATOMIC – ATO Making Inclusion Count – The Australian Taxation Office’s LGBTI+ employee network - winner
The Australian Taxation Office launched its LGBTI+ and ally network know as ATOMIC in 2016. The network now has over 1700 members and is one of the leading LGBTI+ networks in the Australian Public Service. ATOMIC is passionate about creating an environment where everyone can bring their authentic ‘whole self’ to work, and does so through a variety of initiatives including hosting monthly ATOMIC happy hours in Canberra to connect APS agencies, speaking about LGBTI+ inclusion at the Australian Government Leadership Network, appointing Senior Executive Service Champions to promote the inclusion message and provide executive support, and celebrating days of importance to the LGBTI+ community across the ATO.
NEWinIT (Network of Employment Women in IT) The Department of Employment’s employee network for Women in IT - finalist
NEWinIT was launched in 2016 with the aim of providing inspiration and support to women working in IT in the Department of Employment, and to help them achieve their career aspirations in an inclusive space. Women face a number of challenges in male-dominated spaces, and the network aims to help women overcome the subtle biases that often challenge their success. NEWinIT runs a variety of programs and events such as mentoring programs and targeted learning and development opportunities that help develop and retain existing female IT employees, and make working for the department more attractive for potential employees. NEWinIT now has over 150 members.