Engineering and architecture
Over 160 organisations are committed to bringing change to our professions.
Be the change.
Our goal is to help engineering and architecture firms become more diverse and inclusive through awareness, empowerment and action.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
We’re here to make engineering and architecture better professions for all.
The Diversity Agenda is a joint initiative from Engineering New Zealand, the New Zealand Institute of Architects and ACE New Zealand.
Launched in early 2018 with an initial goal to see 20% more women engineers and architects, the campaign has since expanded beyond gender to encapsulate the full range of diversity and inclusion.
Of the Accord signatory firms who participated in our 2023 data submission, we found that we still have a lot of work to do to create truly diverse industries across architecture and engineering consulting
OF WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE
Women’s jobs are 1.8 times
more vulnerable to this crisis than men’s jobs.
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
This is only slightly below the New
Zealand average where 33% of women hold leadership roles.
GENDER PAY GAP
The pay gap is still above the national average of 9%, but the gender pay equity gap sitting at 5.6%.
This is a recognised focus area for Accord signatories with nearly 90%
taking actions to develop Māori participation or cultural competence.
Pacific participation in Engineering and Architecture is below
representation, with 7% of the labour force identifying as Pacific
64% of Accord signatories have training and resources in place
to support their LGBTQIA+ workforce.
The Diversity Agenda has a workstream lead group
focusing on raising awareness of disability in the workplace.
While 13% of people in New Zealand self-identify as neurodiverse,
only 3.33% of Accord firm employees identify as neurodiverse.
DIVERSITY AGENDA 2025 STRATEGY
To truly have sustainable impact we need to change the system and build a coalition of the willing. So, we’re proud to share our strategy through to 2025 and beyond…
In 2022, the Diversity Agenda Accord signatories came together at the Beehive for our annual Summit. The message received from our leaders was loud and clear. The work we have done through the Diversity Agenda and Accord has made an impact, but it is time to move to the next phase of action. And so, it’s time to refresh and revise our strategy, holding true to original intent and acknowledging the evolution of the diversity movement.
We committed to consulting with our existing members and our external parties to inform our work. It was through this consultation the Diversity Agenda Steering Committee and our founding organisations crafted the strategy and refined our priorities for greatest impact. It’s been designed to assist small, medium and large enterprises to contribute to sectors that are more diverse and inclusive.
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