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Pay gap more than a gender issue

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021

Expect conversations about the pay gap to dominate 2021, with discussions spanning more than just gender, says Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Maretha Smit.

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Improving our website accessibility features

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020

We are constantly trying to improve the Diversity Works New Zealand website to ensure it’s more usable, especially for online visitors with accessibility needs. As part of that work, the Page Assist toolbar, which offers visitors more options to better access content and website functions, has recently been upgraded.

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Tracey Wharehoka, Superintendent Scott Fraser, Mary Haddock-Staniland, Guillermo Merelo and Inspector Chris Kerekere outside the Royal New Zealand Police College

Training a step forward for NZ Police

Monday, Nov 30, 2020

A series of training sessions with Diversity Works New Zealand have supported New Zealand Police on their journey to being a truly inclusive organisation.

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Exciting new role for Mary

Monday, Nov 23, 2020

Diversity Works New Zealand Head of Membership Services Mary Haddock-Staniland is stepping into a new position that will allow her to further the work she is so passionate about, creating a more inclusive Aotearoa.

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Covid's impact on women in work

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020

New data has shown that Covid-19 continues to impact women in the workforce more than men.

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Adrienne Miller

Adrienne Miller re-elected to Diversity Works New Zealand Board

Friday, Nov 13, 2020

Adrienne Miller will serve another term as a Trustee on the Diversity Works New Zealand Board. Adrienne, who is the General Manager of ISCA New Zealand, was re-elected to the Board by private sector members of the organisation.

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Bullying at work

Bullying at work – have your say

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020

Bullying and harassment is a real concern in New Zealand workplaces. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) was asked to provide advice on how the Government can combat this issue, and are looking for your feedback.

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New Zealand Parliament most diverse ever

Monday, Nov 2, 2020

The 2020 general election has paved the way for an array of diverse candidates to enter Parliament, which is cause for celebration.

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Celebrating Pronouns Day

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020

International Pronouns Day, celebrated last month on October 21, seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.

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Pink Shirt Day is back

Monday, Oct 12, 2020

Kiwis are being encouraged to stand together to stop bullying as we commemorate Pink Shirt Day on Friday, 16 October. Led by the Mental Health Foundation, this is an opportunity for your workplace to be part of the movement to end bullying, celebrate diversity and spread aroha and kindness, while raising money to support the kaupapa.

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Rainbow Excellence Awards 2020 winners

2020 Rainbow Excellence Awards winners

Friday, Oct 9, 2020

The 2020 New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards were announced last week with the Westpac Supreme Award going to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and New Zealand Security Intelligence Services (NZSIS).

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Mary and Guillermo in Rainbow Room in Parliament

On the road again

Monday, Oct 5, 2020

With Covid-19 restrictions keeping us in Auckland for much of the year, the Diversity Works New Zealand team is thrilled to be able to visit more of our members throughout Aotearoa before 2020 draws to a close.

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Pasifika intern programme wins 2020 Diversity Awards NZ™

Monday, Sep 21, 2020

An internship programme designed to “grow the tide” of Pacific peoples influencing the public sector policies that affect all New Zealanders has won the country’s top workplace diversity award.

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September diversity dates

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020

September is a busy month for diversity and inclusion celebrations with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020 (Māori Language Week 2020), New Zealand Chinese Language Week and Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Diversity Awards NZ™ to be streamed live

Friday, Sep 4, 2020

The 2020 Diversity Awards NZ™ will be streamed live online.

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Will Covid-19 impact the gender pay gap?

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020

New Zealand’s gender pay gap has remained steady at 9.5 per cent but the data does not capture the impact Covid-19 is having on women in the workforce.

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Disabled people fare worse in work and wellbeing

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020

Disabled Kiwis have lower employment rates, earn less, have less perceived job security and more financial difficulties than non-disabled New Zealanders, the latest figures from Stats NZ show.

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The generation game at work

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020

Creating an environment where different generations collaborate in the workplace can greatly increase an organisation’s effectiveness and improve wellbeing during our current high-stress times. But if teams don’t address misaligned values and expectations around the way people work, it can create angst, impacting productivity and mental health.

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Diversity news wrap

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020

A quick wrap up of some of the diversity and inclusion issues making news in the past month.

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Nicola Ngawati, Laulu Mac Leauanae and Alex Chadwick

New Trustees appointed to Diversity Works New Zealand Board

Monday, Jul 27, 2020

Diversity Works New Zealand has announced the appointment of Nicola Ngawati, Alex Chadwick and Laulu Mac Leauanae to its Board of Trustees.

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Judges choosing the 2020 Diversity Awards NZ finalists

2020 Diversity Awards NZ™ finalists announced

Monday, Jul 6, 2020

Finalists in the 2020 Diversity Awards NZ™ were announced today, with judges recognising 32 entrants for the work they are doing to advance a culture of inclusion in New Zealand workplaces.

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Woman comforts upset co-worker

Research: Bullying creating toxic ripples in New Zealand workplaces

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

Nearly a quarter of New Zealand workers have witnessed bullying in the workplace, and 12 per cent have been bullied, according to the first results from The New Zealand Workplace Barometer project conducted by Massey University’s Healthy Work Group.

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Smaller teams, more belonging

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020

Business leaders need to ensure they avoid making important decisions in a state of stress if they want to maintain an inclusive culture and an optimisation focus post-Covid.

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Record year for women on Government boards

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020

The Government is on the verge of reaching its target of state sector boards and committees made up of at least 50 percent women.

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Tackling cultural stigmatisation in the workplace

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020

Covid-19 may have highlighted issues of racism in New Zealand, but our changing ethnic diversity was already increasing the importance of cultural competency in our workplaces.

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The future of workplace flexibility

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has provided a unique opportunity for humanity to think about want we want in the workplace, how we value the time we contribute to organisations and how we can be most productive

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Roundtable webinar series explores post-Covid-19 work practices

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Disruption always brings new challenges, new opportunities to work differently and new imperatives for our organisations. Diversity Works New Zealand’s Roundtable webinar series invites you to join business and academic thought-leaders discussing some of the issues that will be crucial for workplaces in a post-Covid-19 world.

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Diversity survey reveals top issues in a post Covid-19 world

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

New Zealand workplaces will need to strive to maintain a diverse and inclusive culture as our businesses recover from the Covid-19 fallout.

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An email signature with a difference

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

An email signature can be more than just a way to convey contact details – Diversity Works New Zealand Diversity Manager Dr Guillermo Merelo is using his to share that he is dyslexic, opening up conversations and raising awareness about the differences in our brains.

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New online workshop suite

Monday, May 4, 2020

Diversity Works New Zealand has developed a suite of online workshops as part of our commitment to helping New Zealand workplaces continue their diversity and inclusion journey throughout the Covid 19 crisis.

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Mary Haddock-Staniland and Jason Paris presenting a Facebook Live interview


Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020

The Diversity Works New Zealand team is working hard to support organisations as they navigate through the Covid-19 alert levels.

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Photograph of the awards given out at the Diversity Awards NZ

Entries deadline extended for 2020 Diversity Awards NZ

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

We are extending the closing date for the 2020 Diversity Awards NZ™ to give everyone an extra five weeks to prepare their entry.

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Maretha Smit, Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive

Diversity Works New Zealand appoints new Chief Executive

Sunday, Mar 15, 2020

The Diversity Works New Zealand Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive, Maretha Smit.

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Response to Covid-19

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

We are looking at ways we can continue to offer support to our members and employers across New Zealand in light of the present concerns regarding the spread of Covid-19

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International Women's Day artwork


Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

International Women’s Day is this Sunday, March 8. Find out more about the 2020 theme - #EachforEqual, promoting the idea that an equal world is an enabled world.

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Diversity Survey

Workplace diversity research underway

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

We need your help to better understand the top diversity and inclusion issues for your organisation. The 2020 New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey is now open

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Grassroots key to diversity at Vector

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Vector kicked off our first Diversity Group Meeting of 2020 in Auckland today, sharing how the organisation is harnessing the power of grassroots initiatives to drive its diversity and inclusion journey.

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2020 Diversity Awards NZ™ entries open, new category

Monday, Feb 10, 2020

The introduction of a new category in 2020 will allow the Diversity Awards NZ™ to celebrate even more organisations doing workplace inclusion well and doing well because of it. Entries are now open - find out everything you need to know

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Sarah Bayliss

Meet Sarah Bayliss

Monday, Feb 10, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Bayliss to our team – Sarah joined Diversity Works New Zealand this week in the role of Marketing Executive.

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Support your working parents

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

Parents around New Zealand may be breathing a sigh of relief as the last of our schools go back this week. But there are plenty of other ways employers can support their people, so school holidays don’t become a source of stress.

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Our website just got more accessible

Monday, Jan 13, 2020

We have installed a personalisation toolbar on our website that will help make it more usable and visually accessible, ensuring a more equal experience for all our online visitors.

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On the road to the regions

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

We’ve been clocking up the frequent flier miles in the past month, visiting members and stakeholders championing workplace diversity and inclusion all around New Zealand.

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Diversity wall planner back for 2020

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

Our yearly wall planner is back by popular demand. The 2020 calendar will help you and your organisation celebrate diversity, by keeping you up to date with significant commemorations such as Pink Shirt Day and International Women’s Day and cultural celebrations like Matariki, Chinese New Year, Eid and Diwali.

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Seeking a new Chief Executive

Friday, Nov 22, 2019

We are seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to realise our ambition of helping NZ organisations do inclusion well, and do well because of it.  They will join our small team of highly regarded professionals who are passionate in driving the delivery of our strategy.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation Training Advisor Liza Whalley working with a trainee who showed signs of dyslexia.

Dyslexia in the workplace

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Dyslexia is just one of the alternative thinking styles that we encounter as part of neurodiversity in the workplace.

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Building a diverse leadership culture

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

New Zealand organisations today face greater levels of complexity, uncertainty and pace. How do mid-career to senior executives make impactful decisions in this challenging environment?

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Diversity Works New Zealand members taking part in a Connect meeting to discuss older workers in the workplace

Coca-Cola Amatil promotes knowledge sharing to support wisdom workers

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Key themes to emerge from our latest Member Connect meeting are that it’s time to bring the issue of transitioning aging workers out of the “too-hard basket” and that by collaborating organisations can find ways to bring this demographic to the forefront of employee programmes and look after their frontline workers.

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Why we need to stop telling women to be more confident at work

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

New Zealand women want to improve their strategic, financial and business acumen to get ahead in their careers and add value to their organisations, says leadership development expert Dr Sue Watson.

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Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Rachel Hopkins with the team at the 2019 Gala Dinner

Change of leadership at Diversity Works New Zealand

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

There is going to be a change of leadership at Diversity Works New Zealand.

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How to create a healthy work culture

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Eight out of 10 organisations we survey have a policy or programme in place to combat bullying and harassment. But it’s important that inclusive leaders focus on how they can encourage desirable behaviour in the workplace as well implementing best practice for dealing with issues.

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#AltTextForAll Campaign

Join the #AltTextForAll campaign

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

Blind & Low Vision NZ, formerly the Blind Foundation, is launching #AltTextForAll – a movement aimed at helping make the world more inclusive.

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White Camellia Awards 2019 Winners

White Camellia Awards 2019 winners

Friday, Oct 4, 2019

Diversity Works New Zealand members took out all nine categories at the 2019 White Camellia Awards presented at Parliament House in Wellington last month.

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Karanina Sumeo

Pay transparency key to closing gender pay gap

Friday, Sep 6, 2019

Diversity Works New Zealand is proud to support the Human Rights Commission’s Pay Transparency Campaign, calling for information on pay scales and career progression to be made readily available by employers.

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Australian expert visits

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

We loved hosting Diversity Council Australia (DCA) Chief Executive Lisa Annese last month for an action-packed week of events and meeting members.

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Explore Your Way To Wellbeing

Explore your way to wellbeing

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

Workplaces are asked to encourage their staff to take notice of the simple experiences, actions, relationships and surroundings that make them feel good every day and do them more often as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Māori Language Week

Shared language

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

September is a great month to celebrate two cultures that play a significant role in New Zealand workplaces.

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Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter photographed at the launch of Bringing Gender In, a new online tool to assist policy advisors explore the gender impacts

New tool helps policy advisors explore gender impact

Monday, Aug 5, 2019

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has launched Bringing Gender In, a new online tool to assist policy advisors explore the gender impacts of any policy as they move through the policy process.

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Toolkit for employing disabled New Zealanders

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

The Ministry of Social Development’s Principal Disability Advisor Anne Hawker busts some myths around employing people with disabilities and shares a toolkit that will support employers in the public and private sector to tap into a valuable talent pool.

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Mary Haddock-Staniland

Changing the ratio

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Mary Staddock-Haniland finds out what’s happening in workplace diversity and inclusion across the Tasman, as the MC at the Changing the Ratio conference.

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Helene Quilter

Long-serving board member recognised in Queen’s Honours

Monday, Jun 3, 2019

Diversity Works New Zealand Public Sector Trustee Helene Quilter has been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to the State.

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Refugee breakfast

Working with refugees

Friday, May 31, 2019

Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Rachel Hopkins is challenging our members to create job opportunities for refugees resettling in New Zealand each year.

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RainbowYOUTH turns 30!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy birthday to RainbowYOUTH – this youth-run and youth-led organisation is celebrating the generations of young people who have contributed to its mission of making Aotearoa a place where all rangatahi thrive, regardless of who they love or how they identify.

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Rainbow Awards

Rainbow Excellence award winners

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Organisations making an everyday difference for the LGBTI+ community have been recognised at the inaugural New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards.

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Workplace Inclusion & Diversity Conference

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The second annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Auckland conference will feature more than 30 diverse speakers, more than 20 solution-focused case studies, and a number of interactive panels, roundtable sessions and inspirational keynotes to help you to implement best practice diversity and inclusion strategies at your organisation.

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Diversity survey reveals top priorities for New Zealand organisations

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

The 2019 New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey has highlighted some of the key questions organisations need to answer in order to create and maintain inclusive workplaces.

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Pride flag

Diversity Works New Zealand takes the Pride Pledge

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

We are thrilled to announce that Diversity Works New Zealand has joined other organisations around the country pledging to raise awareness of safety and inclusiveness for all LGBTTQ+ people.

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Pink shirt day

Make a stand against bullying in your workplace

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

Get ready for Pink Shirt Day, the annual bullying prevention campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

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e-Diversity launches with unconscious bias training modules

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

Employers throughout New Zealand can now offer -class unconscious bias training to their people via e-Diversity, our newly-launched online learning platform.

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Small businesses urged to enter Diversity Awards NZ™

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

The owners of Wairarapa financial services company RIVAL Wealth, winners of last year's Work Life Balance Award,  have encouraged other small and medium-size organisations to enter the 2019 Diversity Awards NZ™.

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Iani Nemani

Meet Iani Nemani

Friday, Mar 1, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

Iani Nemani joined the Diversity Works New Zealand team last month in the role of Diversity Manager. We’ve asked him all the tough questions so you can get to know him better.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Friday, Mar 1, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

International Women's Day will be celebrated around the world next Friday, March 8.

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Diversity Awards

2019 Diversity Awards NZ™ open for entries

Monday, Feb 4, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

The 2019 Diversity Awards NZ™ are open for entries highlighting best practice workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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New Diversity Manager Iani Nemani

Monday, Feb 4, 2019, by Sheryl Blythen

Iani Nemani joins the Diversity Works New Zealand team this month in the role of Diversity Manager.

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Fia Collins

Farewell Fia

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The Diversity Works NZ team is sad to farewell Fia Collins who leaves our organisation this week.

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Take part in work-life balance research

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Help New Zealand organisations understand how they can implement work-life balance policies that will beneficial to the business and the people working for it.

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit New Zealand 2019

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Twenty of New Zealand’s leaders in diversity and inclusion, including Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Rachel Hopkins, will share their knowledge and strategies at a three-day conference in March.

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New online diversity and inclusion training supports Kiwi organisations

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

New online diversity and inclusion learning modules will give New Zealand organisations access to world-class training for people at all levels of their business, and in all locations.

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Guillermo Merelo

Meet Guillermo Merelo

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Guillermo Merelo joined the Diversity Works New Zealand team last month in the role of Diversity Manager. We’ve asked him all the tough questions so you can get to know him better.

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Photograph of panel at Diversity Breakfast event on diversity in the supply chain

Supply chain diversity supporting communities

Monday, Nov 5, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Championing a diverse supply chain allows businesses and organisations to support our local communities to financially grow and prosper.

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Research shows how middle managers can impact gender equity

Monday, Nov 5, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The findings from new gender equity research undertaken in Australia offers some great learning for New Zealand organisations.

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Man photographed giving presentation to colleagues in a wharenui on a marae

Bi-cultural confidence will boost diversity

Friday, Nov 2, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Bi-cultural confidence is the foundation of successful cultural diversity and inclusion in any organisation, says Founder of Indigenous Growth Limited Michael Moka.

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YWCA launches Gender Tick

Friday, Nov 2, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The YWCA Auckland has launched an accreditation programme for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to gender equity in their workplace.

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School students discover gender pay gap issues start young

Monday, Oct 1, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

A school gender equity project has shown that if Auckland five-year-olds follow their career aspirations, the girls will earn almost $15,000 a year less than the boys when they begin work.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday, Sep 24, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Organisations are being encouraged to show their people they care about their mental health and wellbeing as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from October 8 to 14.

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Working towards more women in engineering and architecture

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Diversity Works New Zealand and the Diversity Agenda have joined forces to accelerate the representation of women in engineering and architecture.

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ANZ wins White Camelia Awards

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

ANZ was last night announced Supreme Winner of the 2018 White Camelia Awards.

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Celebrate Māori Language Week

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

It’s Māori Language Week from September 10 to 16, and workplaces are encouraged to take part this year.

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Join our team – Diversity Manager role

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

We are looking for an HR professional who is passionate about equity in the workplace and wants to be part of growing more inclusive workplaces of all sizes, all around New Zealand.

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NZ Defence Force take top diversity award

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) initiative to tackle harmful sexual behaviour in the workforce has taken out the top award at the 2018 Diversity Awards NZ™.

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Building diverse and inclusive advertising agencies

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Join our Chief Executive Rachel Hopkins at this breakfast designed to help advertising agencies develop sustainable, inclusive and diverse workplaces.

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Diversity Works New Zealand appoints Head of Membership Services

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Mary Haddock-Staniland has been appointed into the role of Head of Membership Services at Diversity Works New Zealand.

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Toro Mai deepens understanding of Māori

Monday, Jul 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Massey University’s online learning programme Toro Mai is a guided journey to deepen understanding and awareness of Māori knowledge.

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Gender equity: What's in it for men?

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

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What does everyday sexism look like?

Monday, Jul 2, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

More organisations are realising that engaging men in gender equality change process is vital. We can’t drive change if we leave half the population out of the discussion.

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New home for our library

Monday, Jul 2, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The Diversity Works New Zealand library has a new home at Massey University.

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Women take a pay cut to have a baby

Friday, Jun 1, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Working mothers face 4.4 percent lower hourly wages than they could have expected if they hadn’t had children, new research shows.

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New Zealand Workplace Barometer

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

You are invited to participate in the 2018 New Zealand Workplace Barometer survey online.

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The Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Forum New Zealand

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Get a 20 per cent discount to attend this three-day event in Auckland in August will bring together industry leaders to take an in-depth look at diversity and inclusion frameworks to create a happy, healthy, productive place to work.

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Diversity survey highlights bullying and harassment in large organisations

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

New Zealand’s biggest businesses need to review the effectiveness of their bullying and harassment policies and processes, research shows.

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Big increase in organisations showcasing diversity initiatives

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The number of entries to the Diversity Awards NZ™ has increased by 75 per cent this year, with organisations across New Zealand showcasing more than 90 initiatives designed to increase diversity and inclusion in our workplaces.

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New board member for Diversity Works New Zealand

Monday, May 28, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (now operating as Diversity Works New Zealand) has announced the appointment of Fonterra Diversity and Inclusion Manager Susan Doughty to its Board.

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Get sign language savvy in your workplace

Monday, May 7, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

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Access matters

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Getting more Kiwis with disabilities into jobs could add $1.45 billion to New Zealand’s GDP.

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New Top Tips resource supports mental wellbeing

Friday, Mar 9, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

We have partnered with the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand to create a new Top Tips resource for businesses

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Diversity Works NZ appoints new Chief Executive

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

The Diversity Works New Zealand Board has confirmed the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Rachel Hopkins.

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Iceland flies the flag for equal pay

Monday, Jan 22, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Iceland kicked off the new year by becoming the first country in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women for doing the same job.

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Work life balance a challenge for NZ businesses

Monday, Jan 15, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Kiwi workers who have enjoyed the traditional New Zealand summer break at the start of the year should be heading back to their jobs this month feeling rested, refreshed and ready to face the next 12 months. But their challenge, research shows, will be hanging on to that feeling.

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