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We were the first country where women were given the right to vote, we now have our third female Prime Minister, and we believe we should be aiming to be the first country in the world where women earn 100% equal pay for equal work and we need your help!

NEW IN 2018

Six New Equal Pay Award Categories
  • Since introducing the Awards five years ago, the goal was to celebrate, encourage and motivate New Zealanders to get on the equal pay journey and share initiatives and policies.  It's always been about the equal pay journey, so this year we have introduced six new award categories including one for an individual leading the way.   
  • So here is your chance to join a growing network of people doing great things for equal pay.  Tell us your story and you could win a prestigious YWCA Equal Pay Award!
Innovation - Sponsored by AUT
This award celebrates innovative responses to addressing the equal pay gap. These organisations are not afraid to try new things and look outside the box. An organisation may enter one or more initiatives however, additional entry fees apply.
Leadership - Sponsored by SkyCity
This award celebrates organisations who exemplify excellence. These organisations understand the benefits of gender equality and lead the way for others to follow. They are role models who are active in the community and media sharing their stories and inspiring others to follow.
Progressive - Sponsored by CCAmatil  This award recognises organisations who have demonstrated commitment to Equal Pay and continue to make sustained advances and improvements to address the issue. They have created a working environment where individuals, regardless of gender, have equal opportunities.
On the Journey - Sponsored by Strategic Pay
This Award recognises a milestone achievement by an organisation, which has just begun to embark on its equal pay journey. Organisations may enter one or more initiative that are no more than two years old and they can relate to any of the organisational Award categories.
Community -  Sponsored by YWCA
This Award recognises an organisation in the ‘profit for purpose’ or ‘not-for-profit’ sectors. We recognise that these organisations have unique pay challenges compared to the private sector and by sharing achievements through this award category, we hope to inspire other organisations to come on the journey. Organisations may enter one or more initiative and they can relate to any of the organisational Award categories.
Champion – Sponsored by Ministry for Women
An organisation or individual can nominate this award to go to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to Equal Pay and gender equality. Someone who has inspired others, shared their story, stood up for what they believe and made a meaningful impact. An individual may also choose to enter on their own accord.


If equal pay and human rights are important to your organisation, there are many great reasons to enter the 2018 YWCA Equal Pay Awards:
  1. Be recognised as thought leader and champion in gender pay equality which will also enhance your corporate reputation
  2. Become an employer of choice for top talent looking for forward-thinking organisations
  3. Celebrate your achievements and acknowledge the hard work of the people in your organisation who have driven the changes
  4. The entry process and feedback from judging can be used to help develop your internal process and systems
  5. You will join a network that has access to resources and mentoring sessions to learn from others journeys
  6. Develop benchmarks for industry standards to see how your own organisation compares.
  7. Meet like-minded awards entrants and be inspired by other equal pay champions.


Not sure if you are ready to enter an award?

In addition to the Awards, if you are addressing the gender pay gap in your organisation then you are eligible to apply for YWCA Equal Pay Best Practice Compact.  There are many benefits but importantly, the annual renewal acts as an assessment tool to help ensure you are still on track and measuring your progress.  By displaying the Compact Logo, you are easily identified as an employer of choice for top talent looking for forward-thinking organisations.  It will help you to develop systems and process which support best practice across your organisation.  You will also be part of a growing network of like-minded organisations for support and inspiration.
The YWCA Equal Pay Awards are brought to you by:
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