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Our Commitment to Gender Equality (CJs version)

Gender equality – more than just a slogan

At Studio White Noise, gender equality isn’t just a checkbox to mark on International Women’s Day—it’s a core value ingrained in our culture 365 days a year. We take pride in our efforts to champion diversity, empower our staff, and foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

CJ – Every company can talk about having gender equality and use big words in their LinkedIn posts and articles on their website to make it seem like they really mean it, whilst at the same time paying men more than women for the same job and having all male leadership teams. I’ve annotated this article to give you real proof points that not only can SWN use the big words to describe our gender equality – but we actually treat all genders equally. SWN is a place where every person is cared for based on the fact that they are a human being, not their gender, sexuality or purely for the work they do for the company. 

Investing in Our Female Staff Base:
Our commitment to gender equality begins with our people. We recognise the importance of investing in the growth and development of our female team members. Through mentorship programs, skill-building initiatives, and continuous learning opportunities, we’re dedicated to providing the support and resources needed for success.

CJ – Every 2 weeks, I have a one-on-one meeting with either the client services director or the director where we talk through my career goals, general project items and more importantly, how I am feeling about the workplace and my job. I am constantly given opportunities to do work in different areas I’m interested in. Mistakes are embraced as learning opportunities, and my perspective is listened to and cared for. As in, my director says to me, what do you think about XYZ? (but not in the way they ask you but zone out the second you start talking), then he will say I like that and will use it in XYZ’s solution – very validating!

80% Female vs. 20% Male Ratio:

Diversity is not just a buzzword at Studio White Noise; it’s the cornerstone of our success. With an 80% female to 20% male ratio, we celebrate the richness of perspectives and experiences that our team brings to the table. By fostering an inclusive environment, we harness the power of diversity to drive creative excellence and innovation.

CJ – I would describe our office as positive, inclusive, silly, loud and compassionate. I can show up to work as my whole self, I have never felt like I have to walk on eggshells on what I can and can’t say, or feel like I have to pretend to be someone else to be included in the culture. Regardless of gender, interests or hobbies, you will be embraced for who you are, just ask our resident Rhys Darby lover – Ellen.

60% Female Leadership Team:

In our pursuit of gender equality, representation matters. That’s why we’re proud to say that over half of our leadership team comprises talented and inspiring women. These trailblazers are not just breaking glass ceilings—they’re shattering them, driving innovation and steering our agency towards new heights.

CJ – The psychological effect of role models is very underrated within business environments. The fact that I have females in leadership roles to look up to, means I can envision that for myself and see the actual pathway it takes to get to that level as a female. Do not underestimate the power and impact of having female leaders to look up to!

Equal Pay for All:

At Studio White Noise, we believe that fair pay is not negotiable—it’s non-negotiable. That’s why we’ve implemented a policy where all our employees, irrespective of gender, receive equal pay for equal contributions. No gaps, no disparities—just a commitment to fairness and equality.

CJ – In this world, there is so much disparity between men and women’s pays, the stats in all our Instagram feeds are downright depressing, but knowing at SWN if any man with the same experience as me, coming into the same job as me will receive the exact same pay as me, positively reinforces that this is not that complex of a change to implement in any business and gives me hope it’s quite possible society wide.

Together, we can create a world where gender equality is not just a goal but a reality, so let’s continue to uplift, support, and celebrate the achievements of women everywhere.

CJ – It’s not hard to treat people equally

I would describe our office as positive, inclusive, silly, loud and compassionate.