Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has presented the inaugural UN Women’s Empowerment Principles Benchmarking for Change Award to Andrew Thorburn and the Bank of New Zealand.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced New Zealand’s pledge under the UN Women initiative Commit.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the launch of the new Voluntary Code of Practice for Board Recruitment, developed by the 25 Percent Group, which supports improved practices in board recruitment.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew joined with the Institute of Directors in Auckland to celebrate the successful completion of its 2012 mentoring programme, and welcome a new intake of 27 women for 2013.

The Ministry's Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2012 is available here.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew is pleased that the New Zealand Income Survey out today shows the gender pay gap has reached an all-time low.

The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today announced the appointment of Dr Jo Cribb as the new Chief Executive of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MWA).

Traci Houpapa has been appointed Chair of the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW) and Galia BarHava-Monteith has been appointed Deputy Chair, Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew announced today.

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Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew was saddened to hear of the passing of Jacqui Te Kani last night.

"The NZX’s new Diversity Listing Rule is a ground breaking step in New Zealand that the Ministry applauds," said Kim Ngarimu, Acting Chief Executive, Ministry of W

Sexual violence can have widespread and long-lasting adverse effects on health, relationships, employment and the well-being of our families and communities, says Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew.