Leaders' diversity pledge a 'foot on the accelerator'

Written by Global Women, 18.03.16
*The Champions for Change summit has produced an action-oriented plan to accelerate New Zealand’s future success and global competitive advantage through diversity and inclusive leadership. * The country’s top CEOs worked collaboratively at the Champions for Change summit on March 14 to reach a collective agreement, the...
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Make the pledge today for a better tomorrow

Written by Global Women, 08.03.16
As it stands we will not live to see gender parity in our lifetimes. According to World Economic Forum predictions, we are 117 years (approximately 42,000 days) away from achieving global gender parity. International Women’s Day is the opportunity to #PledgeForParity and create a better...
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Seventeen new members join the ranks of Global Women

Written by Global Women, 18.02.16
Global Women warmly welcomes our 17 new members from our November 2015 intake who have now joined the organisation, who represent a broad cross section of leaders from the private to public sector, corporate to not-for-profit, small business to entrepreneurs, and rural to international.  Each of...
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Her path to leadership: lawyer Silvana Schenone

Written by Global Women, 17.02.16
Global Women member Silvana Schenone is a corporate partner at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts. Silvana has a remarkable international background, having practiced law in New York, Chile and New Zealand, and holds a Master in Laws from Harvard University, with distinction in corporate law...
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The Myths and Realities of Generational Diversity

Written by Global Women, 15.02.16
Michelle Dickinson In Dr Michelle Dickinson’s office at the University of Auckland, an older colleague will email her formally, then print the email and then walk it to her office in case it hadn’t come through – at the same time her students will...
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Introducing Rachel Petero, new director of Breakthrough Leaders

Written by Global Women, 11.02.16
Breakthrough Leaders 2016[sitetree_link,id=34] kicked off this week with a brand new Leadership Development Director at the helm: Rachel Petero, who has come back home to Aotearoa after 15 years abroad. rachel petero article A Global Women member with Waikato-Tainui heritage, Rachel’s entrepreneurial endeavours have included founding...
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Superdiverse New Zealand - Chinese New Year 2016

Written by Global Women, 10.02.16
A Happy Chinese New Year to our members, investment partners, BTL participants and alumni! February 8 this year in New Zealand was Monday-ised Waitangi Day holiday and it was also a celebration of the first day of the Chinese New Year – the two...
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EY ramps up momentum with a D&I council

Written by Global Women, 26.01.16
To create an engaged and therefore productive workforce, employees need be able to bring their whole selves to work without feeling suppressed. EY New Zealand’s senior tax manager Gina Mills is pushing EY’s culture in this direction. Gina Mills is serious about diversity. She had...
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Global Women Team volunteer day: Red Cross refugee barbecue

Written by Global Women, 21.01.16
Barbecue and salads, searing sun, shady totara and cabbage trees, picnic blankets and a lolly scramble: this was the taste of Kiwi culture given to refugees from the Mangere Refugee Centre in Auckland and their NZ Red Cross volunteers, as part of the Global...