Monthly Archives: July 2014

WHAT ARE YOUR PERCEPTIONS OF GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE?

Our gender diversity survey has launched today, and we invite you to join the conversation. This biannual survey has become an integral part of measuring the perceptions of the gender divide in the workplace. The results will be released at … Continue reading

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Update on $9 note campaign

In an age of returning heroes via mind-boggling holograms, another voice returns from the grave in the form of famous suffragist Kate Sheppard, joining the YWCA’s campaign to declare equal pay as the modern day suffrage. Back in 1893, Kate … Continue reading

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Do smart women have better marriages?

SARAH MACDONALD  Last updated 10:01 30/07/2014 Reuters THE FIRST LADY OF SMARTS: Barack certainly doesn’t seem to have a problem with his wife Michelle’s stunning intellect and effervescent confidence.  We’ve all heard the warnings to women who rise too far, … Continue reading

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14 of NZ’s finest litigators join the fight against animal cruelty

by Sophie Schroder | 25 Jul 2014 A staggering 14 of the finest litigators in the country have just been appointed to the pro-bono panel of prosecutors for the SPCA Auckland to help fight the high instance of abuse against animals in New … Continue reading

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Media Release: BPW NZ – Congratulates Business Leaders

The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) congratulates all NZ and Australian businesses who entered the YWCA Pay Equity Awards. The inaugural YWCA Pay Equity Awards show that when public companies, private companies and NGO’s put … Continue reading

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YWCA EQUAL PAY AWARDS 2014 – The Winners

We’ve been thrilled with the stories shared through this year’s entries to our inaugural Equal Pay Awards. This is what the YWCA Equal Pay Awards are truly about. Not just about shining a light on the issue, but also about highlighting … Continue reading

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EMPLOYING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES BOOSTS BUSINESS

There are many good reasons why it pays to have a diverse workforce, as Karen Higginbottom discovers Nearly eight million people of working age in the UK have a disability, according to the Office for National Statistics. However, figures from … Continue reading

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Statement from Women’s Refuge in relation to the Government Initiatives announced today

2 July 2014 Women’s Refuge supports the Prime Minister taking a stand about domestic violence today, however, is concerned that the initiatives he proposes will still not address an ‘epidemic’ of domestic violence. “We look forward to hearing the details … Continue reading

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Modern feminism – do women have equality?

BECK ELEVEN  Last updated 09:23 19/07/2014 MAARTEN HOLL/ Fairfax NZ UNBLOCK YOUR EARS: Trans woman Megan Bowra-Dean says anyone who thinks sexism, racism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia are over is being wilfully blind and deaf. Simply put, feminism is a belief … Continue reading

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Human Rights Commission Diversity Forum

New Zealand Diversity Forum Christchurch  24-25 August 2014 Kia ora,Celebrating its 10th year, the annual New Zealand Diversity Forum continues to bring together communities, central and local government, the public sector, the voluntary sector, business, civil society and young people from … Continue reading

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