From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers’ cooperative, Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia’s largest listed companies. With headquarters in Western Australia, it’s diverse business operations cover: home improvement and outdoor living; apparel and general merchandise; office supplies; and an industrials division with businesses in chemicals, energy and fertilisers, industrial and safety products.
The primary objective of Wesfarmers is to provide a satisfactory return to its shareholders. Delivering this strategy is a workforce of over 100,000 people, diverse in age, experience, ethnicity and gender.
Wesfarmers aims to provide an environment in which all employees are included and have equal access to opportunities at work. Wesfarmers believes that fostering diversity at all levels allows the Group to provide greater alignment to customer needs, improves the creativity and innovation of leadership teams, and supports the development of an enhanced talent pipeline for key and future roles by enabling access to a broader pool of talent.
In sponsoring the CEW annual dinner, Wesfarmers is proud to celebrate the achievements and contribution of women in corporate and public sectors.