31 May 2024

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace for our LGBTQIA+ community.

Image: Brooke McDonald, Ashleigh Sternes, Ian Robinson and Phil Beckett at the 2024 Australian LGBTQ+ Inclusion Awards.

Life Without Barriers is proud to again be recognised for our ongoing dedication to creating an inclusive workplace for the LGBTQIA+ community.

This acknowledgement showcases our ongoing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our AWEI accomplishment

The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) is the definitive national benchmark for LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion. The Index drives best practice in Australia and sets a comparative benchmark for Australian employers across all sectors.

Life Without Barriers has participated in the AWEI annually since 2018.

We achieved Bronze Tier Status for the third time this year. 

Our ranking in the AWEI this year is a testament to the tireless efforts of our team and our commitment to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for our LGBTQIA+ employees.

Thank you to Pride Without Barriers

This recognition wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the incredible Pride Without Barriers Committee. Your efforts to build an inclusive culture are the foundation of our success, and we’re so proud of what we have achieved together.

"This achievement would not have been possible without their unwavering commitment and hard work." Said Ashleigh Sternes, Diversity and Inclusion Lead.

"I’m so proud of the dedication and passion of our Pride Without Barriers Committee."

Our participation in the Australian LGBTQ+ Inclusion Awards

The Australian LGBTQ+ Inclusion Awards is an event celebrating and awarding Australia’s top organisations for LGBTQ+ inclusion based on the results of the AWEI.

As part of this recognition, Pride Without Barriers Committee members had the honour of attending the Australian LGBTQ+ Inclusion Awards on 31 May, where we celebrated our accomplishment with other organisations committed to LGBTQIA+ inclusion. It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with other like-minded organisations and continue our journey toward greater inclusion.

Creating an LGBTQIA+ inclusive workplace

Life Without Barriers welcomes all those of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics to join our organisation and supports all LGBTQIA+ employees to bring their whole selves to work.

We're proud to be a workplace that fosters inclusive practices and celebrates diversity by taking part in pride events and amplifying the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community.

"I’m proud to be part of an organisation that strives to improve its LGBTQIA+ each year." Phil Beckett, National Manager, Strategic Growth Initiatives and Co-Chair of Pride Without Barriers.

What’s next?

At Life Without Barriers, we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re excited to build on this achievement and continue our work towards an even more inclusive workplace.

*Pride in Diversity use the acronym LGBTQ. At Life Without Barriers, we use LGBTQIA+.

LGBTQIA+ at Life Without Barriers

We support the LGBTQIA+ community both through our services and at events in the community

Related Stories