Following this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #pressforprogress, SUPERdiverse WOMEN (SDW) is working on a target of achieving parity for diverse women on governance boards.
In the first year since its inception, SDW membership has grown by 60%, with women leaders identified across different intersections of diversity. Taking this pool of talent forward and pressing for progress, SDW is setting targets to achieve governance roles for SDW and NZ Asian Leaders (NZAL) members over the next year.
Working with the Office of Ethnic Communities under the leadership of Hon. Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities, SDW has submitted a comprehensive list of 88 talented women leaders who have expressed their interest in governance positions on public sector boards. Our superdiverse leaders are CEOs, General Managers, Heads, Partners or Managers within their organisations from a range of industries – accounting, banking, education, economics, charities, dairy and agriculture, IT, investment, Iwi, law, media and communications, not-for-profits, sports, telecommunications and others.
This initiative will also introduce a series of programmes. The programmes will be aimed at growing the governance profile of SDW and NZAL women members, seminars with Chairs and board members of public, private and not-for-profit boards along with insights into current opportunities.
To know more about this initiative and to stay in loop with the conversation around it, members log into the SUPERdiverse WOMEN Members Group on LinkedIn