Southern GWN Stories & Profiles
SGWN Profile: Diane McDermott
The vulnerability of leadership
Jennifer Leahy, Chair of Te Aka Wāhine o te Waipounamu and the organising committee for the upcoming Women in Public Service Summit – Southern, has been contemplating the recent resignation from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Just tell them the Dame said it's OK
Te Aka Wāhine o Te Waipounamu honour the life of Dame Aroha Reriti-Crofts who died last month at 83 years of age.
SGWN Profile: Fay Elhanafy
Palestinian Kiwi, Fay Elhanafy gave SGWN an insight into the Ethnic Communities Graduate Programme and how it will kickstart a career focused on empowering her community.
SGWN Profile: Eileen Yee
Eileen is an Advisor in the Community and Partnerships team at the Ministry for Ethnic Communities who works with and for ethnic communities in Christchurch.
Farewell from SGWN Chair, Jennie Farrar-de Wagt
It has been an absolute honour to serve as Chair of the Southern Government Women’s Network for the past two years.
Feedback from first-time 2021 Southern Summit attendees
For the 2021 inaugural Southern Summit, GWN and SGWN were able to sponsor seven women early in their public service careers to attend the Summit for the first time.
SGWN Profile: Paula O'Neill
Paula O'Neill is the National Operations Manager for the Stats NZ, a role that will lead an operation of up to 6,000 staff across the country for the 2023 Census.
SGWN Profile: Nicole McCorkindale
SGWN Committee member, Nicole McCorkindale, developed her passion and understanding of customers when working on the frontline.
Spotlight on: Krystal Paix, Catering Instructor, Department of Corrections
In 2018, Krystal Paix sustained a hairline fracture just above the left knee during a shift in the Central Kitchen at Christchurch Men's Prison. She was told she might never walk normally again.