The Ministry for Women, Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, is the Government’s principal advisor on achieving better outcomes for women in New Zealand.

Education and training

Connecting women with opportunities to develop their skills.

Utilising women’s skills

Utilising women's skills

Connecting skilled women with employers

Safety

Safety

Working to ensure women and girls are free from violence

Leadership

Leadership

Encouraging and developing women leaders

Five thought-provoking stories about women in New Zealand and the world in the news this week:

1. The majority of purchasing decisions are made by women, yet advertising is failing them. Read more here.

2. Syrian peace talks will involve women, but will their voices be heard? Read more here.

Victoria Carter has more than 20 years experience in governance, beginning with becoming a board member of the Auckland Kindergarten Association. She has been a city councillor, chair of the Auckland Arts Festival and is a director of both publicly listed and private companies. Victoria co-founded car-share service Cityhop and is currently deputy chair of NZ Thoroughbred Racing and a director of Tax Management New Zealand. Earlier this year she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the arts, business and the community.

Five thought-provoking stories about women in New Zealand and the world in the news this week:  

1. They may have made up just 18 per cent of attendees, but women were a hot topic at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Some of the world's most powerful CEOs are trying to boost women's chances of rising in the workplace. Read more here.

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