Employer of Choice - The Australian Business Awards
The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employment recruitment, engagement and retention.
50:50 Vision Councils for Gender Equity Program
Bronze Award 2010
The Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) national accreditation and awards program encourages councils across Australia to address gender equity issues within the organisation and among their elected representatives.
City of Ryde was one of 22 Councils to achieve the Bronze Award in 2010 - the first level of accreditation.
Silver accreditation involves self assessment on progress in one or more of four categories of achievement. Councils need to achieve accreditation in three of the four categories of achievement to qualify for the Silver Award. City of Ryde has now achieved accreditation in:
City of Ryde was one of three Councils to achieve the Silver Award in 2012.
For more information see the 50:50 Vision website.
National Awards for Local Government
Category Winner 2011 - Women in Local Government
This award recognises local governments which demonstrate a commitment to providing opportunities to women in decision making and management.
City of Ryde was recognised for our 'innovative, holistic approach to facilitating access to decision making and management opportunities' through a range of programs and initiatives that have resulted in increases in the number of women in management positions as well as an increasing number of women applying for, and being successful in, new internal positions.
For more information see the 2011 Winners booklet (PDF 3.0 MB).