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Westpac announce the hijab as part of their staff uniform

It follows a growing trend of corporate workplaces embracing diversity among its staff.
Woman wearing hijab

Just months after CBA and Optus announced the introduction of company-designed hijabs for their workers, another corporate company has followed suit. Westpac has made the move to include the religious head wear as part of its staff uniforms, available in April 2017.

The bank has recruited designer Carla Zampatti to create the new uniform, which will be navy-blue with a “W” logo.

“As part of our new corporate wardrobe, we’ve designed a navy-blue hijab with a charcoal Westpac ‘W’ logo which blends beautifully with the broader uniform,” a spokesperson for Westpac said.

“This is another way we can show our support for our people and ensure they feel great at work.”

A woman who works at the Bankstown branch is excited about the move, saying, “I enjoy wearing a hijab to work as it helps others understand my culture and get to know me better.”

“The new branded hijabs will show Westpac recognises and accepts different cultures and I’m looking forward to wearing it as part of my uniform.”

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