Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.

With your basket and my basket, we will sustain everyone.

The annual Diversity & Inclusion Impact shows the progress of the Champions for Change to achieve the shared goal of 40/40/20 gender balance across all levels of their organisations.

This year’s findings sheds light on the continued focus that is needed to achieve this goal, while also showing that the progress remains steady against the NZX50 companies, despite another challenging year due to Covid.


Who are the Champions for Change?
An initiative of Global Women, Champions for Change is a collective of New Zealand’s top CEOs and Chairs with the shared vision of an equitable and prosperous Aotearoa New Zealand, brought about by diverse and inclusive leadership.



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Case Studies


Championing a diverse mindset at PwC

Broadening their previously single-lensed focus on gender diversity — which was not delivering the rate of change they expected given the focus and energy they had invested — paved their way for a more holistic approach.

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Westpac’s focus for change

Westpac’s story of increasing diversity and inclusion is one of sustained commitment to change. Over the past ten years they have led a wide range of initiatives.

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Aotearoa’s rangatahi at its heart

Heartland is working to create change and make the industry more inclusive, all while aiming to become an employer of choice for Māori.

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