This week: half of leaders still don’t ‘get’ inclusion

Stay up to date with the latest developments in the world of inclusivity and diversity in NZ and beyond with our curated round up of the week’s news.


Why are leaders failing when it comes to D&I?

14 FEBRUARY 2019

Just 50% of respondents in a new study said their organisation’s leaders understand the link between D&I and commercial business drivers such as talent attraction. The results come from a survey of over 1,000 people by recruiting experts Hays, as part of its 2018-19 Hays D&I Report.

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One more woman CIO for New Zealand

12 FEBRUARY 2019

Head of ICT at Mercury NZ Nisha Clark is on her way to join the ranks of women CIOs in New Zealand. In an interview with CIO New Zealand, Clark recalls being one of three females, with more than 20 male students, at her engineering class at AUT. The day she registered for the course, the professor asked her, “Are you sure this is what you want to be doing?”

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New Zealand still not safe for LGBTI folk

12 FEBRUARY 2019

This weekend was Auckland’s Pride march and festival event the ‘Big Gay Out’, both celebrating the diversity of New Zealand’s LGBT+ population. A reporter from The AM Show and his friend were attacked. Al-Sa’afin said he was physically okay after the incident, but that it would take a while to get over the shock of the ordeal. “Fear of life is not okay. We want to be able to live,” he added.

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Jacinda Ardern returns for first Big Gay Out as Prime Minister

10 FEBRUARY 2019

Attending the Ending HIV event at Auckland’s Coyle Park, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said “As a country we must continue to strive for inclusion, diversity, to ensure LGBTQI community in school, education, work, are in safe spaces. We know as a Government we have work do there, and I can assure you we will keep doing that work.”

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