The Ministry for Women, Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, works to improve lives for New Zealand women.

Inspiring Women

Here's how our Nominations Service helps women get appointed to positions on State sector boards or committees.

Scientist, mathematical modeller

Amy Van Wey Lovatt is no stranger to solving complex problems. In fact, as a career mathematician and academic, she specialises in doing just that. But her success is all the more remarkable considering where she started from.


When Carmen Sutton got the courage to tackle her lifelong learning difficulties, a whole new world opened up before her.

Recent News & Events

New research suggests that around two-thirds of the gender pay gap is ‘unexplained’.
New Zealand's gender pay gap is now 12 percent.

Women at work

The Council

Read about the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (The Council).

Research and publications

Read the latest resources and publications.