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Gender Equality at Leidos

23 March 2022

Leidos strives towards gender equity and constantly looks for ways to progress and drive change.

  • Leidos is a ‘Family Friendly’ certified organisation, and through this process, is applying best practice guidelines to ensure it is making the biggest possible difference in areas such as flexible work, wellbeing, family care and parental leave.
  • Leidos has an active Women and Allies Network (WAAN) which has introduced a women’s mentoring program and regularly hosts ‘lunch and learns’ on topics such as Imposter Syndrome.’ It was recently awarded the company’s 2021 ‘Inclusion’ value award for its impact.
  • Leidos also supports Grad Girls, a 12-month pathway program run by Vic ICT every year. The program enables female STEM University and TAFE students to discover and understand the pathways available when taking the first step in their career.
  • Leidos recognise the often many and varied roles our team members need to play within their own unique family setting, and we seek to support them to manage those family responsibilities while realising their potential with a rewarding career at Leidos.
  • At Leidos we provide flexible work arrangements that are outcomes-focused and may consist of flexible work hours, part-time or compressed working week.
  • Leidos offers paid Parental and Partner leave that is above industry norm – Team members are also entitled to receive Superannuation from the date of commencement of parental leave for the full period of parental leave up to a maximum of 12 months
  • We have a third-party platform that provides learning modules and practical tools to support carers at all stages of the caring cycle to navigate the transitions, changes and triumphs of raising a family while keeping their career on track;
  • We have a Parental Leave Coaching program that provides coaching before, during, and upon return from, parental leave to set parents up for a successful leave period and return to work. It also provides coaching for their People Leader to enhance their understanding of the critical role they play;
  • All our team members have access to webinars delivered by our specialist third-party provider on a range of parent /carer related topics useful for parents-to-be, seasoned parents and People Leaders; and
  • We have quarterly ‘Keep in Touch’ events where we encourage our new parents and their babies to connect with others in a similar phase of life, as well as hearing a business update by a member of our Executive Leadership Team
  • All staff are eligible to apply for the RDO (Rostered Day Off) Program where you work a little bit extra each day (about 30 mins) to accrue a full day off once a month.

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