A selection of tools, funding sources, presentation materials, guides and how-to documents provided by our networks, partners and presenters.


Women's network setup and planning

How to Start a Women's Network, GWN [602kb PDF]

Planning a women's network event–checklist, GWN [135kb PDF]

Networking tips, GWN [640kb PDF]

GWN case study – MOJ women's network [1.8mb PDF]

Network support starter pack, MBIE [523kb, PDF]

Corrections NOWN Year 2 event calendar example [208 kb PDF]

Ministry of Justice presentation on women's network achievements (including Diversity Works award) [1.8 mb PDF]


Awards and funding resources

Ria McBride Public Service Management Award, Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission

Spirit of Service Awards, Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission

LDC Fellowships

Diversity Works NZ Awards



Mentoring Toolkit: mentee expression of interest, Callaghan Innovation [184kb PDF]

Mentoring Toolkit: pilot brief for mentors, Callaghan Innovation [379kb PDF]

Mentoring toolkit: some tips, Callaghan Innovation [340kb PDF]

Speed mentoring toolkit, MBIE [675kb PDF]

AGWN quick guide – Mentors and mentoring [199kb PDF]

GWN Mentoring guide


Toolkits and templates

These documents and toolkits provide examples which can be used as templates for creating resources for your networks.

Flexible work toolkit: a guide to flexible work, Office of the Clerk [451kb PDF]

Flexible work toolkit: sample intranet story, Office of the Clerk [142kb JPG]

Flexible work toolkit, Office of the Clerk [1.1mb PDF]

Seminar facilitation guide, MBIE [786kb PDF]

GWN well-being event kit

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited te reo Māori 'Taki' app [50.4kb PDF]



These guides will help you address some common skill requirements, challenges and barriers for women in the workplace.

About the Employee Led Networks website [198kb PDF, issued Feb 2020]

AGWN quick guide – Getting meaningful feedback [592kb PDF]

AGWN quick guide – Leadership development in 5 minutes or more [352kb PDF]

AGWN quick guide – To the A Z of women's networks [491kb PDF]

AGWN quick guide – Political savvy [639kb PDF]

AGWN quick guide – Thriving not just surviving at work [534kb PDF]

Join a Women's Network flyer [622kb PDF]

Organisational gender pay gaps: Measurement and analysis guidelines, Stats NZ

Guide to salaries for same or similar roles, Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission [281kb PDF]

Leadership worksheet by Melanie Boyle [107kb PDF]

Women Step Forward/Melanie Boyle – Top 25 Leadership Tips [94kb PDF]

The 3 Barriers to Women's Progression and What Organisations Can Do About Them, Sharon Peake from Shape Talent [6mb PDF]

GWN Guidelines and recommendations for Zoom events [158kb PDF]

Quick guide: How men can be allies for women [web page, or printable versions: A3 PDF 217kb, A4 PDF 214kb]

ELN Guidelines: Event Collaboration [121kb PDF]

Equity guidance to support senior leaders [268kb PDF]


GWN learning event resources

Resources provided by some of our professional development presenters can be found here.

Sustainability vs resilience presentation [4.03mb PDF]

Impostor syndrome doodle [485kb PDF]

Impostor syndrome presentation [1.2mb PDF]

Impostor syndrome video [YouTube video]

Speaking with confidence 3 April 2019 [1mb PDF]

SSC Talent Management Toolkit, from 'Getting ahead in the public service' event

Leadership Development Centre website, from 'Getting ahead in the public service' event

Leadership Success Profile website, from 'Getting ahead in the public service' event

What is Your Power and How Will You Use it? [1.1mb PDF], presentation by Kirsty Anderson on Women Deliver 2019

Women Deliver 2019 conference playlist, videos of conference presentations

Policy briefs from Women Deliver's 'Deliver for Good' initiative

Women in Local Government initiative from the Federation of Canadian Munipalities (open to international partnerships) – from Kirsty Anderson's Women Deliver 2019 presentation