– We would like to acknowledge the three dedicated wāhine in our community who have been named on this years’ New Year Honours List. Congratulations to Harlene Hayne, Vivien Sutherland Bridgwater, Mel Hewitson for their recognition in the 2022 New Year Honours roll and their inspirational start to 2022.
– We congratulate The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, who was appointed as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the United Kingdom’s New Year’s Honours for her personal service to The Queen. Dame Patsy is one of Global Women’s founding members and is also an honorary lifetime member.
– We also congratulate, another founding and honorary lifetime member, Dame Silvia Cartwright. Dame Silvia was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women of Influence 2021 awards for her contribution and service to New Zealand’s justice system.
– Revisit our December Entrepreneurs #LunchHour Talk with Global Women Members: Carmen Vicelich, Rhonda Kite, Cecilia Robinson, Rebecca Percasky and Theresa on the ‘Art of Entrepreneurship’ – Purpose, passion & practicalities.
– Global Women Activate leaders programme has kicked off for another year, check out the inspirational video created by a group from our 2021 Auckland cohort. The idea behind the small giveback project was to gift other women key learnings and take aways from their experiences on the programme.
– Global Women’s Activate Leaders Programme is designed to lift participants from middle management to the next phase of their career – driving a mindset shift, inspiring their career trajectory, and helping them move from emerging to game changing – 2022 registrations are now open – more information here
- Women set to achieve parity on boards by 2045: Deloitte reports – Read more
- Allyship starts in the workplace – 92% of people feel that allies have been valuable in their career – Read more
- C-suite inaccessible for many transgender workers – Read more
International Women’s Day – #Breakthebias (virtual) Tuesday 8 March 5.30pm – 7.30pm
What’s at stake? Gender inequality prevents wahine from fully participating in societies in Aotearoa and around the world. Until biases fade, through extensive educational and advocacy efforts, women will continue to have worse economic, educational, and life outcomes than men. We have come along way, but gender gaps are still all to obvious, particularly those that challenge power relations and are most influential in achieving true equity. We must act now to break through the barrier of bias and prejudices if we want to see the progress at the speed and scale needed to achieve gender equality by 2030 as laid out in the United Nations Sustainable Goals.
Membership Nominations – Close 25 March 5pm NZST
Do you know of any amazing wāhine that would add and draw value from Global Women membership? Nominations are open and close on 25th March – click here to submit your nomination
Global Women AGM (virtual) – Wednesday 6 July
Global Women’s Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday 6th July at 12.30pm. Calendar invites will be sent in the coming weeks with further details – keep an eye out for this in your inbox.