Recommended reading

 The following are key resources relevant to women and leadership:

The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust provides information and tools to employers and raises awareness of diversity in New Zealand workplaces. Its online library gives access to a catalogue of over 4000 books, research papers, reports and articles on EEO, diversity and work-life topics.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Board appointments section provides information about the MBIE-associated Crown entities and other statutory or advisory boards to which appointments are made.

NZX provides quarterly reporting on its Diversity ruling and for Issuers who are considering implementing a diversity policy.

The Department of Local Government and Communities in Western Australia has developed resources, Being Board Ready,  to assist women better understand board roles and responsibilities, develop leadership skills, learn how to build networks critical for board visibility and self-assess their skill sets to increase opportunities for board appointments.


Podcasts and TED Talks

Freaknomics Radio and search the following titles:

     *   The true story of the gender pay gap

     *   Women are not men

     *   Or a general search under ‘gender’

Ted talks

Michael Kimmel: Why gender equality is good for everyone men included

Sheryl Sandberg: why we have too few women leaders

Sheryl Sandberg: so we leaned in, now what?

Madeleine Albright: on being a women and a diplomat

Google workshops:  video of unconscious bias workshop – this is a great resource on unsconscious bias in organisations.

United Nations Population Fund - Frequently asked questions about gender equality

Reports and articles

Deloitte Women in Leadership Reports

Credit Suisse Research Institute (2012) Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance (PDF 2.8MB)

Eversheds (2011) The Eversheds Board Report: Measuring the impact of board composition on company performance

Goldman Sachs (2011) Closing the Gender Gap: Plenty of Potential Economic Upside (PDF 254KB)

Insync Surveys study in conjunction with Gender Worx and Board Benchmarking (2010) Gender agenda: Unlocking the power of diversity in the boardroom (PDF 907KB)

McKinsey and Company (2007) Women matter: Gender diversity, a corporate performance driver (PDF 1.1MB)

McKinsey and Company (2008) Women matter 2: Gender diversity, a competitive edge for the future (PDF 1.4MB)

Reibey Institute (2011) ASX500 Women Leaders: research note (PDF 332KB)

Prepared by the EEO Trust on behalf of Ministry of Women's Affairs (May 2012),Transforming Cultures to Grow Women Leaders. Case studies of six New Zealand companies and their work on gender diversity.

Joint initiative between Business New Zealand, the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and the Ministry of Women's Affairs (2009) , Women on boards: Why women on company boards are good for business. This looks at evidence showing that women can add a competitive edge to company boards.

For women who want to develop their presence, and be more influential Leadership Material: how personal experience shapes executive presence and a 5 minute video on "what is executive presence".