Monthly Archives: August 2014

Women’s place ‘is in the Cabinet’

STACEY KIRK Having a minister for women’s affairs outside Cabinet “lowers the status” of gender equality, the National Council of Women says. The council is calling on the next government to show it is serious about addressing inequality by giving … Continue reading

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BPW NZ advocate to alleviate the suffering of the women of Palestine.

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Vicky Mee <vickymmee@gmail.com> wrote: To the Executive, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, It is with great sadness and anguish that we watch the terrible conflict in Gaza from faraway New … Continue reading

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Women stand tall and proud

 Last updated 05:00 24/08/2014 JASON OXENHAM/Fairfax NZ IN HIS MEMORY: Julie Bartlett was inspired to start StarJam by her late younger brother, Ross Moses. Women of Influence Women stand tall and proudMore women in NZ boardroomsDame Trelise Cooper inducted into … Continue reading

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BPW NZ finalist in the Women of Influence Awards 2014

Dianne Glenn, Past President BPW NZ and member of BPW Franklin, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Social Enterprise category of the Fairfax Media and Westpac Women of Influence Awards 2014.  See http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/women-of-influence/10413082/Women-stand-tall-and-proud   There will be further publicity … Continue reading

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No longer a man’s world: Iranian woman becomes 1st female winner of ‘math Nobel’

Published time: August 13, 2014 08:33 Edited time: August 13, 2014 09:41 Maryam Mirzakhani (Image from theiranproject.com) Iranian scientist Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first-ever woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal, often described as the “Nobel Prize in Mathematics.” … Continue reading

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WHY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS HAVE WOMEN AND MILLENNIALS IN CHARGE

A NEW GLOBAL STUDY SHOWS THAT WHEN WOMEN AND TWENTY-SOMETHINGS LEAD, BIG THINGS FOLLOW. BY SAMANTHA COLE  Gender and generational gaps have recently become big buzz words in the business world. According to a new study, it’s not a passing … Continue reading

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Incompatibility – not a sacking offence, usually

Duncan Cotterill Last Updated: 31 July 2014 One of the most bitter, expensive and protracted employment cases in New Zealand highlights how initially minor tensions can snowball. Ms Snowden v Radio New Zealand case is, perhaps, the most stark example … Continue reading

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This Is Probably The Most Innovative Restaurant You’ll Ever Come Across.

The owner of this unique restaurant says he is proud to be offering new opportunities for deaf workers. In the U.S., the total unemployment rate for disabled workers is over 12%, nearly double that of the non-disabled community, according to … Continue reading

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Policy must change on overseas pensions

4th August  2014 Policy must change on overseas pensions Following the release of our PensionBriefing  New Zealand’s treatment of pensioners whose spouses have overseas state pensions  the RPRC is pleased to see  NZ First raising the issues of section 70 … Continue reading

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Gap or trap? Confidence backlash is the real problem for women

Current claims that women hold themselves back through under-confidence aren’t really borne out in research. Image sourced from http://www.shutterstock.com Women continue to earn substantially less than men and occupy a comparatively smaller proportion of upper management positions. A new book, … Continue reading

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