Engineering and Architecture
for everyone.

Over 360 members are committed to bringing change to our professions.

Engineering and Architecture
for everyone.

Over 360 members are committed to bringing change to our professions.

Engineers and architects create the world around us, making people’s lives better, healthier and more connected. We want the architecture and engineering professions to represent everyone, so the world we create is as diverse and inspiring as the people in it.


Our vision is for our industry to be inclusive, respectful and representative of society, where everyone – women, Māori, Pacific Peoples, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodiverse and other minority groups – feels safe and valued in their workplace.

The Diversity Agenda is a joint initiative from Engineering New Zealand, the New Zealand Institute of Architects and ACE New Zealand.

Our workforce.

39%

WOMEN

Men make up the majority of our workforce

30%

Women in leadership

In New Zealand generally, 33% of leadership roles are held by women

17%

Gender
pay gap

In NZ men earn on average 9% more than women – in engineering and architecture, this is 17%

2%

Māori

Māori make up 17% of the NZ population but only 2% of our workforce 
2%

Pacific peoples

Pacific People make up 8% of the NZ population but only 2% of our workforce 
3%

Rainbow

64% of Accord signatories have training and resources to support their LGBTQIA+ workforce
2%

Disabled

The Diversity Agenda has a dedicated group to raise awareness of disability in the workplace

3%

Neurodiverse

In NZ 13% of people identify as neurodiverse but only 3% of our workforce

Industry impact report 2023.

Our annual Accord Industry Impact Report showcases the progress we’ve made over the past 12 months and highlights the work we still need to do.

Diversity Agenda MEMBERSHIPS.

SIGNING THE ACCORD.

As a senior leader, signing the Diversity Agenda Accord demonstrates to your staff, your team and your customers that you’re committed to investing in diversity within our sector. It’s also an opportunity to come together as business leaders to learn from each other about what is best practice and how to implement it within your organisation. 

DIVERSITY AGENDA CHAMPION.

This membership is designed for passionate individuals who are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our industry. Whether you’re already leading the charge or looking to kickstart your journey towards a more inclusive future, our Diversity Champions membership is your platform for action and recognition at all levels. 

DIVERSITY AGENDA PARTNER.

The Diversity Agenda welcomes partnerships for companies within our industry that have a passion for the diversity of our industry. You’ll have clear alignment with our values and goals, and have the opportunity to share that alignment alongside our members. Contact us to find out more. 

Sign the Accord.

DIVERSITY AGENDA 2025 STRATEGY.

To truly have sustainable impact we need to change the system and build a coalition of the willing. We’re proud to share our strategy through to 2025 and beyond.

DIVERSITY AGENDA 2024.

Tactical action plan.

Latest news and insights.

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Upcoming events.

MOBILISE: BUILDING INCLUSIVE LEADERS AND ALLIES | WELLINGTON

Mobilise, is the first of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand specifically designed for men. It brings men together to cultivate their inclusive leadership presence,.

Navigating Parental Leave for Small and Medium Businesses

About the webinar. Did you know parental leave is often cited as the most challenging point in the employee lifecycle, yet fewer than 1 in 5 employees feel adequately supported?

Women in engineering day

This year, Aurecon, the Diversity Agenda and University of Auckland’s ‘Women in Engineering’ team are marking International Women in Engineering Day by joining forces and delivering an engaging and interactive

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