On Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 Government Women’s Network proudly launched our new five-year strategy at an event with invited guests and supporters in attendance.

Since 2015, GWN has been working to support public sector women to achieve their potential and this week we launched our strategy for the next five years. Central to our future strategy is our refreshed vision:

New Zealand’s public service values all women and champions and empowers them to realise their full potential.

The launch was celebrated by GWN's Sponsor, Naomi Ferguson, Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Chief Executives from core public sector agencies, GWN's Steering Committee and representatives of women's networks in the public service. 

Strategic priorities for the next five years are outlined in the new GWN Strategy 2020–2025 document. The document also includes information on GWN's progress since 2015, challenges that New Zealand's public sector and women still face for gender equality, and key actions for how we will achieve change.

A copy of the new strategy can be downloaded here. An accessible version of the document can be found here. A video of the Strategy launch event is available on our YouTube channel.


GWN Sponsor, Naomi Ferguson, speaks to attendees
Southern GWN Chair, Jennie Farrar-de Wagt, talks about SGWN members' experiences.
Auckland GWN Chair, Anita Edwards, shares stories of AGWN's work and members
GWN Strategy Launch – Chair, Ruth Shinoda speaks
GWN Strategy Launch – Liz at podium and audience
Attendees at the event celebrating GWN's next steps
Attendees at the event celebrating GWN's next steps
Claire Richardson speaks to Anita Edwards
GWN Strategy Launch – guests arrive
GWN Strategy Launch catering
GWN Sponsor, Naomi Ferguson and GCSB Director General, Andrew Hampton
Trevor Moeke from Treasury and Auckland GWN Chair, Anita Edwards
CEs Andrew Hampton and Peter Mersi talk about GWN's work
The GWN teams (Wellington, Southern and Auckland) come together for a group photo

Back to News