Gear up for gender equality in your workplace

Why Use GEARS?

Workplace Gender Equality leads to improved financial performance.


Improved Business Outcomes

69% of companies in the Asia Pacific Region agree that Gender Diversity initiatives improve business outcomes. (ILO, 2019)


Increased Market Value

An increase of 10% or more female representation on the boards of Australian publicly listed companies led to a 4.9% increase in company market value. (Cassells & Duncan, 2020)


Enhanced Business Performance

A profitable firm where its leadership was 30% women could expect to add 15% to its profitability compared to a similar firm with no women leaders. (Noland, Moran and Kotschwar, 2016)

Customer Base

Increased Customer Base

Women make or influence 80% of buying decisions and control USD 20 trillion in global spending. (UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, 2017)

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What is GEARS?

The Gender Equality Assessment, Results, and Strategies (GEARS) tool was the first WGE assessment tool designed specifically for the ASEAN market.

As the first and only Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) diagnostic tool of its kind, GEARS provides unparalleled insights and actionable recommendations for progressing gender equality in your organisation. This tool offers a valuable resource for businesses seeking to gain perspectives on their current strategies in relation to WGE. By identifying gaps, opportunities, and strengths, companies can be empowered to make informed decisions and take action towards achieving their goals. Based on the comprehensive diagnostic tool developed by Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) GEARS has been designed for and successfully applied by over 50 companies in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Gender Equality Assessment Results and Strategies

How can you use it?

Experts from Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar can help you get the most out of GEARS.

What steps does a GEARS assessment involve?

GEARS provides three sources of information: the strategies and policies questionnaire, data tables and employee perception surveys.

Policies Question

Strategies And Policies Questionnaire

A self-administered diagnostic across 10 WGE focus areas culminating in an overall score which indicates where your organisation falls, between ‘meeting minimum requirements’ and ‘leading practice’ in addressing gender equality

Data Tables

HR Data Tables

On Employment, employee movements, board composition and occupational mix which inform action plan recommendations.

Survey 1

Employee Perception Survey

An optional employee survey that complements GEARS data and more deeply informs employers.


Marilyn Ventenilla
Anna Chua Norbert
Melanie Masriel

Teleperformance, Philippines

Marilyn Ventenilla

Senior Marketing and Communications Director,
TP Women Chairperson


GEARS assessment results will definitely get the ball rolling in re-assessing Teleperformance’s gender equality initiatives. It was all inspiring to see that our company is already on track, and we just need to continue what we have started. With our partnership with PBCWE, we now know what to measure, when to measure, and what else we need to identify in achieving our goals.

DDB Group, Philippines

Anna Chua Norbert

Group Chief Culture Officer


DDB Group’s experience on the use of GEARS is eye-opening, impactful, and remarkable. People have been asking us about our efforts to promote Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DE&I) and at the end of the day, we should be able to lead the conversation and influence other companies in the same industry to contribute and create safer and more inclusive workplaces.

L'Oreal Indonesia

Melanie Masriel

Public Affairs and Sustainability Director


L'Oreal Indonesia is one of the companies that have taken the GEARS assessment. In terms of results, there are 10 focus areas in this assessment, and we are glad to know that we reached perfect score in 5 focus areas. Thanks to this assessment, now we are aware of which focus areas to be improved.

Centres of Excellence
for WGE

Business Coalitions are trusted partners to the private sector and governments in Southeast Asia and Australia. Business Coalitions are coalitions of companies who believe that advancing gender equality in the workplace and supporting women’s economic empowerment should be a central part of business strategy. Their mission is to support business to optimise its role in enhancing women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. As ‘go to’ partners for WGE in their respective countries, Business Coalitions have specialist skills, tools and knowledge to help companies leverage the benefits of workplace gender equality.

Workplace Gender Equality Champions