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23/07/2020

GWN was excited to mark Matariki again this year by recognising 9 Wāhine Whetū, rising women stars in the public sector.

23/07/2020

With the release of the latest progress report on eliminating the gender pay gap in the public sector, the Gender Pay Gap and Pay Equity Taskforce has provided a view in the successes and remaining challenges to achieve gender pay equity in New Zealand's public sector.

14/04/2020

The Summit Steering Committees have decided to cancel the Summit in Wellington this year. Read more from the Committee about this and other Summits later this year.

7/04/2020

The Office of Ethnic Communities has informational videos in a variety of languages to ensure crucial messages about the crisis are reaching all New Zealanders.

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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