Ma to rourou me taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi
Women on Boards New Zealand represents extraordinary women who want to continuously advance their governance careers.
Our network of trusted women directors are dedicated to supporting women to be successful in their own governance journeys, from the beginning of their board careers.
We support female directors through personal connections and sharing knowledge.
We enhance board composition by advocating for ethno-gender diversity.
We empower women to make an impact and we celebrate success.
Women on Boards NZ provides excellent opportunities for aspiring and existing women directors to connect and learn on a local, regional, and global level.
|Exclusive access to resources and information|
|Your own personal login to access information and membership news exclusive to members|
|Access to the closed Women on Boards social media LinkedIn Group – a safe space for information and discussion on gender issues and board topics|
|Fortnightly Director Update Newsletters|
|Access to national and international reports and information on gender issues and thought leadership|
|Build your personal connections and network|
|Personal welcome with the Women on Boards NZ Executive Committee|
|Join your local area Women on Boards support groups across New Zealand for monthly catchups and support|
|Networks and connections (personally or virtually) with Women on Board members who can open doors, share their governance knowledge and mentor you|
|An opportunity to connect to the international Chartered Governance Institute, represented in 80 countries|
|Special members rates to attend Women on Boards NZ events|
|The annual flagship event celebrating excellence of women directors, the Women in Governance Awards|
|Women on Boards NZ Governance Masterclass, an education programme developed by women, especially for women|
|Women on Boards conference, held bi-annually|
|Free or subsidised attendance to Women on Boards NZ networking events held across New Zealand|
|Globally recognised education and training with Governance New Zealand|
|Discounted attendance to governance training and educational programmes provided by Governance New Zealand|
|Pathway to the Professional Education Programme to qualify as a Chartered Governance Professional or Chartered Secretary|
While the research shows New Zealand has 50.9% women are on public sector boards, there is still work to do to increase gender representation on all boards and increase ethnic diversity.
Women make up only 25.9% of directors on private company boards and only seven companies have achieved gender equality. The statistics for culturally diverse gender representation is significantly behind and on public sector boards, 71.4 % are European, 22.3% are Māori and 5.4 % are Pacific peoples.
When you join Women on Boards, you
automatically become a subscriber member of Governance New Zealand.
Year Subscription (now till 30 June 2023) = $250.00(GST incl.)
We are here to provide practical support and encouragement, with a genuine personal connection.
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Let us be a part of your journey to becoming a woman on boards.