Dee Egan is on a mission to make workplaces better for women. That’s why she created HerWerk as a platform for women to (anonymously) rate and review their employers. Here’s how it works.
How female friendly is your workplace? This is the question Dee Egan has set out to ask women across Australia.
The founder of HerWerk created the community-led platform for women to share their workplace experiences in a transparent and constructive way, to help other women make informed career decisions and help employers understand where they can improve to support women at work.
Dee says: “I started working on the platform during lockdown in 2021 but I really only started publishing the company profiles last year, in early 2022.
“My goal then, and now, is really to support women (including anyone who identifies as a woman) to make better career decisions.”
As a careers consultant for many years, Dee says she found the lack of Australian career resources targeted to women frustrating and also observed that many women didn’t have the formal or informal networks needed to evaluate career opportunities.
“For example, how do you know how supportive a potential employer really is when it comes to things like parental leave, part-time work options or leadership opportunities?” she asks.
“Women have these considerations in mind when planning a career move but too often they don’t know the reality in a workplace until after they’ve commenced in the role.”
So far HerWerk has received 160+ reviews of more than 120 Australian employers, some of which are still being published to the site. The reviews are anonymous and only take two minutes to complete.
“My goal over the next six months is to have over 200 employers reviewed and profiled on the site, and over 1,000 by the end of 2024,” says Dee.
“I’d love for HerWerk to eventually be a destination for women looking for supportive workplaces and for expert career advice.”
To review an employer you’ve worked for and support women to make informed career decisions, visit herwerk.com.au.
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