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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.

24/03/2020

There’s no doubt about it... these are challenging times for everyone. As we work to address these, GWN continues its role as champion for women's progress in the public sector.

13/03/2020

New Zealand's public sector achievements for gender parity in senior leadership have been highlighted in a Women Leaders Index report by London-based Global Government Forum.

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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