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12/02/2020

GWN was proud to launch our new five-year strategy for 2020-2025 at an event hosted by our Sponsor, Naomi Ferguson and GWN's Steering Committee at The Treasury on 11 February, 2020.

10/11/2019

A proposed new Public Service Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament and submissions on the bill are being accepted until 31 January, 2020.

1/11/2019

After 12 years as Chief Executive at NZ On Air, Jane Wrightson has accepted a new role as Retirement Commissioner at the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC).

11/10/2019

GWN's behind-the-scenes technical support ally, Fred Joyet, wins the Supreme Chief Executive's Award at the Ministry of Justice for his work on GWN's websites.

About GWN

We are a professional employee-led network working to create a step change that will enable all women in the public sector to achieve their potential.

Women are the majority of the 350,000-strong public sector workforce.

 

Key facts:

61%

of the workforce

49.6%

of senior managers
(tiers 1-3)

52.7%

19 out of 36
chief
executives
The statistics are worse for Māori, Pacifica and Asian women.
  • Ethnic diversity is increasing in the public service

  • Māori, Pacifica and Asian women are under-represented at all levels of management

  • Increasing ethnic representation in management requires deliberate efforts and will take time.

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