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

Inspiring Women

Entrepreneur, Fulbright scholar

Sarah Reo is the founder of award-winning Maori language and culture business CultureFlow and CultureFlow China. Sarah is currently working towards a MBA at the University of Hawaii, after winning a 2014 Fulbright Platinum Triangle Award in Business scholarship. 

Founder, ShowGizmo

Marie-Claire Andrews is the founder of leading event app ShowGizmo and a passionate advocate for women in tech and entrepreneurship.

President, Jersey New Zealand

Alison Gibb is the first woman to head Jersey New Zealand. The former teacher brings vast experience in dairy farming, the voluntary sector and governance to the 114-year-old industry body.

Recent News & Events

Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on New Zealand’s efforts to eliminate discrimination against women.
The gender stocktake 2015 shows women’s participation rate is 43.4 percent on state sector boards and committees at 31 December 2015, up from 41.7 percent.

Women at work


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

Research and publications

Read the latest resources and publications.