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More females working at governance level – latest New Zealand Diversity Survey

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


New Zealand Diversity Survey

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  A biannual survey of Kiwi companies has shown a significant jump in the percentage of females in leadership and governance roles. Females within the leadership or decision-making team increased from 39.2% in the last New Zealand Diversity Survey to 48.4% in the latest survey. At the governance level, the proportion of females increased from 39.5% to 46.4%. The survey, which was initiated in 2013 to create a better understanding of the key diversity challenges facing New Zealand organisations, is carried out twice a year by Diversity Works (formerly the EEO Trust) in partnership with Auckland Chamber of Commerce. Auckland Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Michael Barnett says the growing number of women in leadership roles was a real positive for New Zealand businesses. “It shows a mature business culture that is hiring on merit and, as a result of that, reaping the benefits of diverse leadership teams,” says Barnett. For more information, to arrange an interview or to request a hi-res image please contact: Auckland Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Michael Barnett P 09 302 9916 E mbarnett@chamber.co.nz The latest New Zealand Diversity Survey was carried out in April 2016 and 708 individual responses were received. Previous surveys have been delivered by Diversity Works (formerly EEO Trust) in partnership with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, and this has now been extended to include the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce.

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