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Asaleo Care sets a new approach to Gender Diversity and Inclusion

Image (left to right): Celebrating gender diversity and inclusion at Asaleo Care – David Griss (EGM HR and Corporate Affairs), Louise Weine (NAWO), Peter Diplaris (MD & CEO), Hannah Nguyen (GM HR Services) and Diversity & Inclusion leader Carina Green (HR Manager Australia)

NAWO has been thrilled to welcome Asaleo Care on board as a new Silver Corporate Member and was proud to be involved with the launch of the organisation’s Gender and Inclusion Strategy. Asaleo Care provided this story…

Asaleo Care, the company behind market-leading brands such as Sorbent, Handee, Purex, Libra, Treasures, TENA, Tork and Deeko recently launched their approach to gender diversity and inclusion. At an event held at Asaleo Care’s Melbourne head office, the company also announced their silver membership to the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO).

Employing over 1,000 people across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, the company acknowledges the opportunities which can be gained from creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. The organisation’s initial focus is on enhancing gender diversity through developing more females, appointing more females to leadership positions based on merit, and removing barriers in the workplace to allow for increased female participation.

NAWO's Louise Weine with Peter Diplaris of Asaleo Care

NAWO’s Louise Weine with Peter Diplaris of Asaleo Care

Peter Diplaris, Asaleo Care CEO, said “We are striving to build a workplace culture that embraces diversity and realises the value of inclusive leadership. With greater diversity comes the ability to solve key business problems and innovate and is another lever to improve business performance. A key step to achieving this will be increasing representation of females in leadership positions.”

NAWO’s National Director, Louise Weine, was a guest speaker at the launch event which was also attended by Asaleo Care’s senior leaders and employees.  Louise said, “It is wonderful to be both welcoming Asaleo Care into the NAWO network and participating in the launch of Asaleo Care’s Gender and Inclusion strategy today. NAWO looks forward to supporting Asaleo Care in its efforts to achieve a more gender diverse workforce profile, to attract the best possible talent to deliver its desired business results.”

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