“Lion is committed to championing sociability and encouraging people to live well. To do this we need to ensure our people come to work each day feeling valued and supported to succeed and live well, both in their work environment and their broader lives. Fostering an inclusive and diverse company culture which reflects the world we live in is a major part of this. Gaining Gender Tick accreditation is an honour and supports us on our journey to becoming a fully inclusive and equal company, including achieving our 50:50 gender goal by 2026.”
Rory Glass, Managing Director Lion NZ
Air New Zealand
“As an international airline and iconic brand, it’s vital we create an inclusive workplace which celebrates our people’s unique backgrounds and contributions. We know what gets measured gets done, so we’re delighted to add Gender Tick accreditation to the raft of external benchmarks and targets we’ve set ourselves to ensure we’re working toward a truly inclusive Air New Zealand, where all our people can thrive.” Jodie King, Chief People Officer, Air New Zealand
“It’s an absolute privilege and an honour to be involved in the Gender Tick accreditation, this is not only an innovative new programme that promotes and encourages a much fairer workplace for all but it also shows a greater commitment to gender equality. Our values at Coca-Cola Amatil align with the same expectations of the Gender Tick and we are proud of the work we do to ensure our people enjoy the benefits of an engaged and healthy workplace culture.”
Susan Lowe, GM HR Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand.
“The Gender Tick™is a fantastic initiative because it promotes the importance of gender equality for business and society, and helps keep organisations accountable. We’re delighted to be one of the six foundation members and look forward to sharing our experiences with other businesses that are starting out in the accreditation process. By working together, we can help drive New Zealand forward to become a more inclusive and diverse place to live and work.” Susan Doughty, Manager – Diversity and Inclusion, Fonterra.
Skycity Entertainment Group
“To be among the first businesses to apply for Gender Tick certification is an opportunity to validate our programme of work, and also be challenged to continually improve in other areas. We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with other businesses and specialists to share knowledge, ideas and best practice to keep us all moving forward on this journey. At SKYCITY our focus on diversity and inclusion is not only about doing what’s right, but also about reflecting the diversity of our customers and community, and a recognition that diversity is a sustainable competitive advantage in the long term.” Claire Walker, Group General Manager Human Resources, SKYCITY Entertainment Group.
“Auckland Council has an important role to play in fostering inclusion. Understanding and responding to the needs of our citizens, customers and community is at the heart of what we do and for us ‘being inclusive’ means intentionally addressing issues of access, equity and participation. Achieving this requires a willingness to embrace change at both an individual and system level. It’s critical we reflect the city and people we serve at all levels in the organisation. One of our key goals is to closely reflect the make-up of Auckland’s working population, especially gender, in our senior leadership team.” Patricia Reade, Director People & Performance, Auckland Council.
“Our Gender Tick accreditation affirms our ongoing commitment to an inclusive, gender-equal organisation. We see it as beneficial for shaping our policy and practice and ensuring we continue to make progress. As Kiwibank, we recognise that we have a unique obligation and a responsibility to champion a gender-equal New Zealand for our people, our customers, our communities, and our country.” Leigh MacDonald, Chief People Officer, Kiwibank.
“Getting the Gender Tick isn’t the end goal for us, it’s a milestone that recognises the importance of gender balance at Meridian. It shows the hard work our teams have done in the past to get us worthy of being accredited, and it’s helping us set goals for the future.” Guy Waipara, GM Generation and Natural Resources, Meridian Energy
“We are proud to receive this accreditation, and have worked hard to be strong advocates for diversity and inclusion as part of our wider company strategy. This strategic focus has seen Genesis increase its female leadership to 40%, the wider workforce to 44%, and three of our eight board members are female. We believe that a diverse workforce is a high performance workforce. It is vital to bringing fresh perspectives to decision-making, and developing the innovative solutions our customers demand. This is about more than performance metrics, its about creating a happy and inclusive culture, which helps attract the best talent, and retain the stars we already have.” Nicola Richardson, Executive General Manager, People and Culture, Genesis
“The Gender Tick helps women to identify workplaces where they can thrive and flourish. The Superdiversity Institute’s experience with its CQ Tick is that the process of accreditation guides companies to create an environment where diverse staff can bring all of themselves to work. Similarly, the benefit of the Gender Tick for employers is creating a more attractive workplace for women and having them stay. In the war for top talent, this is a game-changer. In a competitive environment, making sure you have all of the talent pool at all levels of your organisation is critical to success” Mai Chen, Chair Superdiversity Institute which provides CQ Tick accreditation.
“All people should be able to bring the whole of themselves to work, and know they are in a safe, equitable, and welcoming workplace. We know for a fact that for many this is not the case. Work such as that of the Gender Tick, which works with partner organisations to help them ensure they are an organisation that understands, promotes, and welcomes gender equity in the workplace is essential to bring about this change. This work only succeeds by organisations taking a public stand based on their values, and demonstrating leadership on the topic, and the Gender Tick offers an excellent platform for them to do this. We at the Rainbow Tick are delighted to show our support for the work of the Gender Tick.” Michael Stevens, Rainbow Tick Programme Director