2010
Author: 
McPherson, M.
Publisher: 
Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington
Pages: 
2010
Type: 
Academic
Area of focus: 
New Zealand

This New Zealand academic research paper draws from an Equal Employment Opportunities Trust review of gender representation in the senior management of the NZX's 100 top-rated companies. Four percent of CEOs, and 19 percent of senior management overall are female, and the most likely role for women to hold was HR Manager, although this trend was less pronounced in New Zealand than in other countries.

The author presents a thorough review of the literature on barriers to women's representation in management at the individual, organisational and societal level, and makes several recommendations for how these could be addressed.