Ministry for Women Chief Executive Jo Cribb says lessons from the Canterbury rebuild can assist other organisations to make better use of women’s skills. Since 2013 the number of women employed in construction in Canterbury has more than doubled, from 3,100 to 7,800. Jo said research to understand the perceived barriers for women was the critical starting point.
We provide advice on increasing the opportunities for women to contribute to the workforce to the full extent of their skills and abilities.
Safety for women
We advise government agencies on how to ensure policies recognise the impacts of violence against women in New Zealand and work towards greater safety in the future.
Women in leadership
We have developed specialist expertise in the area of women in leadership, including a nominations service for women on state sector boards and committees.
The participation rate of women on state sector boards and committees as at December 2014 was 41.7 percent. This is an increase from 41.1 percent in 2013. The Gender Stocktake of State Sector Boards and Committees is undertaken annually by the Ministry for Women (Ministry of Women’s Affairs). We count the Ministerial appointments to state sector boards and committees as at 31 December 2014. Read the full report.