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10/11/2022

New Zealand Police, Assistant Commissioner Sandra Venables received the 2022 International Association of Women in Policing (IWAP) Award for Mentoring and Coaching.

11/11/2022

SGWN are pleased to introduce two new committee members.

11/10/2022

On Tuesday 20th September, Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission officially launched their network, Tūhono Wāhine, at their Tāmaki Makaurau office alongside Suffrage Day celebrations.

6/10/2022

We asked our agency women's network representatives in Tāmaki Makaurau what they did in their workplaces to champion te reo Māori during this year's Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori celebrations.

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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