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Leading international law firm Ashurst is proud to announce its internal LGBTI network, Spectrum has been nominated as the LGBTI Employee Network of the Year at the Australian LGBTI Awards 2017.

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Spectrum received the award nomination for its dedication to diversity & inclusion through its LGBTI initiatives and upon evidence that the network has affected positive change within the firm. 

Commenting on the nomination, partner and Spectrum strand champion Andrew Carter said: ''We are proud that Spectrum and the firm have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to LGBTI inclusiveness. It is a great achievement and we will continue to strive to make a positive difference for our staff and the wider LGBTI community."

Ashurst is a proud employer of LGBTI staff and works with Spectrum to offer them the safest working environment. The nomination follows the firm being awarded a Bronze ranking in the 2016 Australian Workplace Equality Index and the firm launching its global transitioning policy across its network of offices. 

The winners will be decided by a judging panel including the Australian Human Rights Commission's disability discrimination commissioner Alastair McEwin, broadcaster and journalist Julie McCrossin and SBS CEO and managing director Michael Ebeid. 

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on Friday, 2 March 2018. 

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