Equity or Equality? Learn the key differences

What's the difference between Equity and Equality?

Equity and equality are pivotal principles in business strategy that can work hand in hand. While equality advocates for equal treatment and equal opportunity, equity acknowledges and addresses deep-rooted disparities. When actioned within a workplace, community or society, equity practices help to mitigate systemic barriers, improve inclusivity, and grow diversity.

Fostering a culture of equity within organisations enables businesses to leverage the diverse talents and perspectives of their workforce, driving innovation and competitive advantage. In the context of Aotearoa New Zealand, it's about looking at our local history, applying Te Tiriti and understanding our 'why' behind these practices.

We sat down with Dr Hana O'Regan, our Tumu Whakarae, and asked her to share her views on equity, and how it differs from equality. Have a listen to what Hana had to say in the video below. 

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