If you want to do something to make our society better for your friends and family, it is in your power to. Continue reading NZ’s parental leave system is set up to fail
Why you might want to think again before asking someone ‘Was it planned?’ Continue reading Was it planned?
I recently saw a LinkedIn post by kiwi entrepreneur Sir Ray Avery. He announced he will no longer be attending black tie events that celebrate the top 20% while there is so much still to work on for the rest of society. I get it. Last night I had the privilege of attending the Women in Governance Awards, where New Zealand Trade and Enterprise was … Continue reading The uncomfortable truth about gender equality in leadership
Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility and I wanted to use the opportunity to share a piece on gender pronouns: What are they? Why are people talking about them? Do I need to do anything if I’m not LGBTQI? Feeling a bit lost and confused by it all? Start here… What are pronouns? Time for a quick grammar refresher. Gender pronouns are words that … Continue reading Pronouns and how to use them
This International Women’s Day I’d like to do a huge shout out to my ride-or-die, my absolute partner Liam, and to all the men in my life stepping up to support gender equality. Perhaps counterintuitively, the single greatest thing men can do to advance gender equality in the workplace is to invest more time and mental energy in household and care work. Because over the … Continue reading A letter to men on International Women’s Day
A few years ago I joined an organisation focused on getting a better gender balance in NZ’s leadership. There, I discovered that the gender pay gap was not the same as unequal pay for the same work. The first is common, and annoyingly legal. The latter, though still sometimes happening, is illegal (in NZ and the UK, at least). It comes down to this: there … Continue reading Infographic : Equal Pay vs. Gender Pay Gap