The National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women ('the Council') is an advisory body to the Minister for Women. The Council holds quarterly meetings in Wellington with sub-groups meeting to progress particular projects between meetings. The Council receives administrative and advisory support from the Ministry for Women.

The Council's role is to:

  • advise the Minister for Women on matters referred by her/him concerning the employment of women;
  • express views and make recommendations as appropriate to the Minister for Women on matters relating to the employment of women;
  • make representations or submissions as appropriate to public bodies such as Commissions of Inquiry subject to the approval of the Minister; and
  • promote the dissemination of information on the employment of women in New Zealand and overseas

Read the Council's Terms of Reference 2016.