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Andrew Penn

Under Andrew’s leadership, Telstra sets clear targets for gender representation, with the current Telstra CEO Leadership Team being 50% female. There is also a huge focus on gender pay equity, and comparing like-for-like roles, the gender gap as at 30 June 2017 is 2%. In March 2017 they also introduced a requirement that interview shortlists include at least 50% female representation. Tesltra encourages different ways of thinking about gender equality through ‘Brilliant Connected Women’, a network of almost 3,000 Telstra women and men who champion gender diversity and equality. Andrew is a passionate advocate for women in business through Australia’s longest running women’s awards program – the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Externally, he is a member of Male Champions of Change, an initiative for male CEOs to step up beside women to ensure a sustained increase in the representation of women in leadership. This year their major project is an examination of the Future of Work, Technology and Implications for Gender Equity. He gave a keynote speech for AustCham in Hong Kong focussed on the role of diversity and inclusion in corporates and recently participated in a panel session for the Women in Rotary Breakfast celebrating International Women’s Day.