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Since their onset as one of Australia’s first start-up technology companies in 1978, Computershare has believed in strength through diversity. “We believe that diversity is a vitally important source of strength for our company,” Computershare says. “The more we value and draw upon different perspectives, the better equipped we’ll be to solve the challenges of a constantly evolving business environment and to fulfill the expectations of our customers around the world.”
Today, Computershare is a global leader in transfer agency, employee equity plans, mortgage servicing, proxy solicitation, stakeholder communications and other diversified financial and governance services. The company employs over 14,000 people worldwide, and this global team brings different experiences and skill sets to the workplace — with Computershare committed to providing a fair opportunity for each one of them to succeed.
“Our culture places a high priority on respect, honesty and accountability. Those values create an environment where everyone can contribute equally, thrive and be rewarded,” the company says. “Our diverse portfolio of services and products across our entire group of companies offers the opportunity to expand your skills, experience and responsibilities across a range of industries both locally and internationally. Opening up a world of potential for you.”
We’ll explore more about the opportunities and culture awaiting you at Computershare below.
At Computershare, DE&I is a priority. All Computershare employees undergo training on key diversity and inclusion topics, from spotting biases to hosting inclusive meetings. Their Women4Women network also hosts monthly webinars to help women across the globe boost their networks.
Computershare is part of the 30% Club, with 30% of their Board made up of women. The company also supports International Women’s Day every year by celebrating the achievements of women and giving their employees the opportunity to attend talks, webinars and networking events.
Additionally, Computershare’s Employee Resource Groups provide safe spaces for employee-led discussions on all types of topics pertaining to diversity, including diversity with regard to race and sexual identity.
The mission of their employee-led Black Leadership Group (BLG), for example, is to foster a more inclusive culture and increase representation of Black professionals at Computershare through meaningful dialogue. “We are focused on helping our Black employees grow and develop their careers as leaders in our business by offering more opportunities for professional development, leadership, networking, training, mentorship and sponsorship,” the company explains.
“Being one of a few Black Business Analysts has motivated me to participate in BLG because it was something that I feel is needed, especially after participating in Women4Women,” Elizabeth Simmons, BLG board member, says. “Sometimes, people may not know what opportunities are available to them or how to get there, and this is our opportunity to shed some light and show them the path.”
Another group, Purple Pride, creates a safe space for internal discussion and support for Computershare’s LGBTQ+ staff and allies alike, helping to enhance representation across the company. “This group provides resources related to LGBTQ+ issues and supports the company's inclusive practices to facilitate positive change, providing a platform to be heard, accepted and empowered in the workplace,” Computershare says.
With plentiful benefits designed to promote a healthy work-life balance, encourage wellness and invest in employees’ futures, it’s no secret why the company is able to attract and retain top talent.
In addition to a culture of inclusion and belonging, Computershare also invests in their employees' advancement. “Computershare has provided many opportunities for me, and I love where I landed,” Lisa Brooks, Customer Experience Manager and BLG board member, says. “Working with staff to help them be their best is my passion. I am committed to walking the walk. I model what I expect of others and always strive to be the change that I want to see in the world.”
As for Kim Lazzara, Manager of IT Project Management, she says that, “Working at Computershare, I got the opportunity to be part of exciting projects across the globe. I have enjoyed the fast-paced and fun environment and feel lucky to work with great teammates every day. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to build my skills, knowledge and career.”
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