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16/07/2021

During Matariki, GWN is pleased to shine a light on nine women who are rising stars in public sector

16/07/2021

Elsa Pelman received a grant to attend her first Summit in Auckland and shares what she learned there.

16/06/2021

As sitting Committee members' terms come to a close, we are welcoming submissions for new members.

17/05/2021

Wellington Summit speakers offer answers to questions from their Summit presentations

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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