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11/12/2023

The Government Women’s Network is drafting a report on Parental Leave support which will be informed in part by a survey to GWN members.

21/06/2023

We're looking for the next Committee members for the Southern Government Women's Network. EOIs open now.

25/01/2023

Online Summit 2022 speakers offer answers to questions from their Summit presentations.

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.

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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