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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 Calendar 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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JOB OPENING: MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR/EXECUTIVE

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

We have an amazing opportunity for a pro-active, experienced Marketing Coordinator/Executive to join our passionate team. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager you will be part of a small team that has a wide and varied workload where no two days are the same. Therefore, someone with strong written and verbal communication, attention to detail and excellent time management skills are a must.

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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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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

Monday, Jun 24, 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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