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.

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (September 2014) shows the employment growth is being led by wo

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.

Louise Upston has been appointed Minister for Women. She is also Minister for Land Information and Associate Minister for Local Government and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs recently handed back to whānau the photographs of Wāhine Māori taken as part of the 1995 Karanga: Nga Reo o ngā Wāhine Māori – Voices of Māori Women project.

The New Zealand gender pay gap is 9.9 percent (as measured by median hourly earnings as at June 2014 from the New Zealand Income Survey (NZIS)).

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage with an event recognising women leaders in innovation.

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.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has commended the Road Transport Forum for their Women in Road Transport Action Plan, which is geared at attracting more women to the sector.

Inspiring Action is a new quick reference of abstracts on ways to improve women’s career paths within organisations.