CFMC proudly supports women by ensuring equal opportunities in their day to day work and career with the firm. In 2016, CFMC launched its CFMC Women in Business group, later named by the group ‘CFMShe’, with its purpose being to ‘support the females at CFMC to work effectively, enabling rewarding roles and to grow their careers.’ This is done by providing;
- An opportunity for all staff to build a supportive female network within the firm
- A forum for discussion and sharing of knowledge/experiences
- A focus on particular relevant topics for skill development/areas of interest (soft skills, working mums etc)
- A place to further celebrate achievements by female staff.
Now in its 3rd year, CFMShe has continued to meet its goals. After launching the new International Women’s Day theme for 2018, ‘Press for Progress’, the group has increased its presence: events attended include hosting CFMShe tables at the CFMC Budget Breakfast briefing and attending Carlton Football Club related events including the Visy Blue Skies Diversity and Inclusion sessions.
In addition to the firm’s continued sponsorship of the Carlton AFLW, we are also supporting Victorian Netball League player, Julia Allan as she plays for the Ariels VCNA club.
We welcome all female staff to join CFMShe and even have our male colleagues along at times to hear topics which will benefit both men and women as we work together.
Susan Hatton and Ariels player Julia Allan at the Ariels VNL Season Launch.