Embracing Equity and Celebrating Change

06 March 2023

Authored by Hayball

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a reminder that every day we need to take action to improve gender equity. And that’s something Hayball is continually working to do across our practice.

Hayball is now in its fourth year of creating tangible change; led by Co-Managing Principals Sarah Buckeridge and Tom Jordan, Hayball’s 120+ staff is comprised of 22 different nationalities with gender balance across all levels, 51% female and 49% male. At the Principal level, there is 30% female representation which is well above the industry average for a large practice.

Beyond internal practises, Hayball is committed to advocating change to advance equality in our profession as a whole. We are examining the discriminatory boundaries and fundamental issues within the profession to incite real action and impact. Hayball is one of the original architectural practices of the Champions of Change (CoC) Architecture Group, a coalition that actively participates to increase the representation and influence of women in the highest levels of the profession. We have committed to pay equity, 40/40/20 gender mix and the CoC Panel Pledge which aims to increase the visibility and contribution of women leaders in public and professional forums.

New Champions of Change

We believe that visibility creates impact – David Tordoff, our first Champion(s) of Change has handed the baton to Principals Kit Ku and Bianca Hung who will represent Hayball in the CoC Group. David will continue his advocacy for Diversity and Inclusivity as Hayball’s People & Culture Leader.

Kit and Bianca look forward to constructively challenging the industry and sharing different perspectives that will shape action-orientated outcomes.

To mark IWD 2023, we’re hosting a national breakfast event with guest speakers Caroline Truong & Darlene van der Breggen.