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 publicly listed companies in Australia led to a 4.9% increase in company market value. (Cassells & Duncan, 2020).


Enhanced Business Performance

A profitable firm with 30% women in its leadership could expect to boost its profitability by 15% over 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 Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) assessment tool designed specifically for the ASEAN market.

As the first and only 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 (WGEA), GEARS has been successfully applied by over 50 companies in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Gender Equality Assessment Results and Strategies

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

How can you use it?

Experts from Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam 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 how your organisation performs – 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.


Andrie Darusman
Risa Effennita Rustam
Marilyn Ventenilla
Anna Chua Norbert
Melanie Masriel

PT Bank BTPN Tbk

Andrie Darusman

Executive Vice President, Communication & Head of DAYA


Bank BTPN does not differentiate between women and men employees in term of policies, for example the level of remuneration for each employee is determined by skill, competence and performance regardless of gender.

From the GEARS assessment, we learned that providing gender equal opportunity only is not enough. We need to be more understanding on the different needs of women and men in order for them to be in their best performance.

It is now our passion to be recognized as a gender equal company.

Stock Exchange, Indonesia

Risa Effennita Rustam

Director of Finance and Human Resources


We carried out an initial diagnosis using IBCWE’s GEARS assessment in order to obtain a baseline for the current condition and existing policies and programs practiced by Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) so far.

GEARS results revealed that IDX actually has already implemented gender equality programs in the workplace in terms of HR related policies such as hiring, training, career, development and salaries. We are pleased that we are on the right track.

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 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. 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