There is already a shortage of trade workers, and the demand for trades labour will continue to grow. Half the working age population is female, but only one percent of plumbers, electricians and carpenters/ joiners are women.
Over 200 guests were inspired by current women leaders in innovation, celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage and had an opportunity to visit the National Library’s Leading Edge exhibition.
Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated the winners of this year’s Diversity Awards. The winners of the 17th annual ANZ and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust Diversity Awards were announced in Auckland on 27 August 2014.