Starting your journey

It’s easy to come on board with the Gender Tick™. We recommend reading our principles, downloading the brochure for more information, and then getting in touch for a chat when you are ready to get started on your application.


What is assessed?

The Gender Tick™ programme assesses five key indicators, each of which directly shapes an organisation’s progress towards gender equity.

These principles form the basis for the criteria for accrediting the Gender Tick™ to companies, and include…

  1. Gender Inclusive Culture

    In developing a gender inclusive culture, organisations must scrutinise their policies through a gender lens, considering gender in all stages of policy, process and strategy development decision making.

  2. Safe Workplace

    Ensuring that the workplace is free from harassment is both a global and national concern, being recognised as a form of discrimination and human rights violation. Organisations must actively ensure their workplaces are safe and free of this kind of discrimination which disproportionately affects women more than men.

  3. Flexible Work and Leave

    It is well recognised that flexibility with hours and location of work generally has a greater impact on female employees than male. It is therefore important that flexible working options are available for women to participate more fairly in the workplace.

  4. Career Development

    Despite being highly skilled and capable, women are still under-represented in leadership roles in organisations, largely because of practices which marginalise and hold back female employees. To combat this, organisations must set targets, examine any ingrained discrimination and hold themselves accountable for female leadership - right from the shop floor to the boardroom.

  5. Equal Pay

    New Zealand still has a gender pay gap of 9.2%, irrespective of qualifications and skills, with the unexplained part of the gap now estimated to comprise up to 83% of the gap between male and female pay. There is overwhelming evidence internationally that investing in women and girls has a huge effect on productivity, efficiency and sustained growth. This naturally makes tackling pay inequality not only the right thing to do, but good economic sense.