Westpac was founded in 1817 and is Australia’s first bank, and oldest company. 

Westpac Group’s portfolio of financial services brands and businesses is focused on its vision to be one of the world’s great service companies, helping its customers, communities and people to prosper and grow.

Its strategy seeks to deliver on this vision by building deep and enduring customer relationships, being a leader in the community, being a place where the best people want to work and, in so doing, delivering superior returns for shareholders.

The four key divisions which serve over 13 million customers include: Consumer Bank, Commercial and Business Bank, Westpac Institutional Bank and Westpac New Zealand.

It has always been important to Westpac Group to empower women to be their best and help them achieve their career and financial goals. More than 60% of its workforce are women as are millions of its customers. The company’s journey started early, with Westpac one of the first publicly listed companies to provide paid parental leave 1995, extended to partners in 1998.

Westpac is also the only Australian bank with a dedicated Women’s Markets division, which supports female employees and customers to build sustainable and profitable futures. For more information on our Women’s Markets initiatives, please visit Ruby Connection.

Westpac Group was also the first bank to publicly commit to achieving an aspirational target of 50% of its leadership roles to be held by women. This was achieved in 2017 and is currently maintained.