The gender equity pledge for startups

Unlock the potential of your business with this simple but powerful Gender Equity Toolkit.

Harness the power of diversity to speed up innovation, boost performance and foster an inclusive culture

It’s no secret that diverse teams perform better. And in technology that means building better products. Countless studies have shown the benefits of diversity in the workplace, most notably;

  • Companies embracing diversity are 21% more likely to demonstrate “above average” profitability – McKinsey
  • Diverse Teams make better business decisions 87% of the time
  • Diverse companies attract 73% more top talent than non-diverse companies

Prevent an otherwise inevitable “diversity debt” by implementing our foundational tools and resources – this is one of the most prominent aspects investors look for today.

Taking on Diversity & Inclusion this early can seem like a distraction and costly too, especially if you have a small team focused on the product. That’s exactly why the Gender Balance Toolkit is the perfect solution.

Leveraging our progressive frameworks, policy templates and simple guides will have you ready to go, saving hours of research and about $15k of costs.

Ready to unlock the full potential of your startup? Get your Gender Equity Toolkit today!

What do you get?

Display the accreditation mark on your website and use it in your marketing and recruitment efforts to show the world that you are committed to gender diversity.

The starter toolkit is a compact set of policies, guides and templates designed to set your company up to be an equitable employer, right from the beginning.

You get:

  • Code of Conduct
  • D&I (Diversity & Inclusion) Policy
  • Parental Leave Policy (UK and AU versions)
  • Hiring & interviewing process and guides
  • Position description template
  • EVP (Employee Value Proposition) guide
Once you have embedded the toolkit and displayed your pledge logo mark on your website, we will feature your logo on our website and announce your accreditation across our social channels.

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Join a fast-growing group of innovative startups and scaleups that are revolutionizing the tech industry!

The impact of the values and principles you establish within your company today will determine the tangible business benefits that arise from fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can flourish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the size of your Startup or Scaleup, we have tailored the toolkit so you can apply what is absolutely necessary for you and build solid foundations.

We have put together detailed instructions and templates that will help you implement each part of the toolkit in the easiest possible way. The toolkit is designed for you to be able to develop policies and processes that will grow with your company.

Take it one step at a time. We do recommend you start with foundational policies but then continue with what aligns the most with your company’s objectives.

The truth is, it depends. Most of the Startups we have worked with so far have seen results within their first year and applied up to 50% of the toolkit.

Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing commitment. It’s all about starting the work and we are happy to assist you if you have any questions.

You will receive instant access to our portal where you can download the toolkit instructions, the templates and other resources to help you on your journey to achieve gender equity in your tech teams.

All templates are downloadable and can be used locally or via an online editor.

In a nutshell, no. To get the accreditation, you need to complete a pay scale for your technology team with ranges by role and role level. We have supplied a template in the Gender Balance Toolkit. This demonstrates your commitment to pay equity.

From then, you will be sent our accreditation mark so you can start showcasing your commitment to gender equity and support your branding effort.

Saying that this is only the first step. You will need to keep implementing the toolkit to keep your accreditation. We do organise yearly check-in for your accreditation renewal.

Only $499 for an equivalent of $15,000 in value. The yearly renewal of your accreditation will be $249. You can leave the accreditation program at any time, but trust us, you won’t. The benefits outweigh the cost by far.