media release 


7 October 2021    


HESTA a winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021


Industry superannuation fund HESTA was recognised for its commitment to employee welfare, development and education when it was today named a winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021.


CEO Debby Blakey said the award reflects the commitment of the HESTA team to making a difference for members.


“Our people are at the heart of everything we do. I’m so proud of the strong, inclusive and diverse culture we’ve built that allows our people to do amazing work and delivered outstanding, long-term performance for our members.”


Ms Blakey said working at HESTA meant you were part of something much bigger.


“Our people often tell me they’re doing some of the best work of their careers at HESTA that’s helping improve the financial future of our members, while also amplifying the positive impact we can have on the world they’ll retire into.”


As the super fund dedicated to Australia’s health and community services (HACS) sector, HESTA strongly advocates for the interests of its members. Improving pay and working conditions for those working in HACS, speaking up for greater gender equality, and pushing for universal access to high-quality childcare are some of the ways HESTA is helping to create a better future.


Earlier this year HESTA was named, for its fifth consecutive year, an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), which acknowledges active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.


Ms Blakey has been a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador since 2016 and is a vocal advocate for pay equity.




About the Australian Business Awards

The Australian Business Awards are an annual all-encompassing awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, experience management, business sustainability, product and technology innovation via a set of comprehensive award categories.


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