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19/03/2021

With the support of GWN, Auckland GWN was launched in March 2016 and this month, AGWN celebrates turning 5 by reflecting on the achievements of the network so far.

15/02/2021

Members of MBIE’s Women’s Network celebrate the Parents' Room Report and take a moment to reflect on their own experiences of breastfeeding at work.

17/12/2020

This year we asked GWN's Steering Committee members and Programme Director to reflect on their positive takeaways for 2020.

17/12/2020

As 2020 comes to a close, GWN's Steering Committee Chair, Ruth Shinoda, shares a message with GWN members and some news about the year ahead.

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

56.2%

of senior managers
(tiers 1-3)

50%

17 out of 34
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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