Melbourne-based startup Equidi is set to help Envato with its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts by providing real-time intelligence on gender and pay.
Envato has signed on to gender equity startup Equidi, which it announced as part of an International Women’s Day panel today featuring Equidi founder Natalie Flynn.
The platform provides real-time data across the business on workforce representation and pay-gap visibility, as well as providing goal-setting tools and performance reporting.
“Signing on to Equidi is another step in our public commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Envato’s Global Director of Talent and People Experience, Nat Firth.
“This year’s IWD theme is DigitALL, which acknowledges we need to leverage inclusive technologies and embrace disruptive innovation to help combat generational and systemic gender-based discrimination, embedded in our cultural bias for generations.”
People Advisory Director Sally Sadler agreed. “This platform will level up our intelligence across the business on gender and pay, improving our internal reporting, insights, and actions while ultimately improving gender representation.”
“Equidi is the perfect fit for Envato at the perfect time. We’re excited and proud to be one of Equidi’s early adopters, supporting an Australian-grown startup here in Melbourne.”
Speaking to Envato staff today, Equidi Founder and CEO Natalie Flynn said the platform aims to help businesses make better decisions about their diversity, equity, and inclusion approaches.
“As we talk to companies, it’s clear that for the vast majority, any gender pay gap is not intentional; they’re often just misinformed. It’s hard for the leaders at these companies to access the relevant data and research, which Equidi seeks to help them overcome.
“The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently explained that it’s going to take 132 years to close the gender pay gap, so anything we can do to help businesses think differently and take progressive steps is going to help not just now but in the future as well.”
“We’re super excited to partner with Envato, one of the more progressive tech companies in Australia, and are willing to try something new in this space.”
The new partnership comes just weeks after Envato’s annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report, which showed year-on-year improvement in the company’s gender split across all roles in the business.
Envato’s commitment to DE&I was also recognized this week when it was shortlisted for an Advocacy award in the annual Women Leading Tech Awards.