When accusations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh made headlines earlier this year, victim support networks were inundated with calls. Triggering painful memories of past traumas in survivors of assault, hotlines such as the The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) in the United States saw an astounding 388 percent increase in traffic over...
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With a population comprising of more than 200 ethnic groups, New Zealand now has more ethnicities than the world has countries. These figures, which were released by Statistics NZ in 2013, are proof of what most Kiwis already know to be true — that diversity in New Zealand is on the rise. In fact, […]
How Diane Foreman inspired a new generation of female entrepreneurs. As New Zealand’s original dairy queen, Diane Foreman knows just how challenging it is to be a woman in business. But after making her way to the top, the ice-cream entrepreneur is set to inspire a new generation of female business owners. From a struggling...
These are the women challenging creative inequality The series of allegations against movie producer, Harvey Weinstein ignited protest movements across the world against sexual harassment and assault within the film industry. But such incidents are not just confined to Hollywood. For women in creative fields, both misogyny and abuse are not uncommon. In a predominantly...
Having children is said to be one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. But for many women, it’s also one of the worst career moves they can make. Less likely to be hired and more likely to earn less, women who choose to have children often do so at the expense of their careers. Identified as […]
Ever since women started working outside the home, the glass ceiling has dominated discussions of success. In the past, advice given to women looking to move past this invisible barrier and progress their career was often centred on them adapting their behaviour to suit the workplace. Now, however, experts are putting the onus on workplaces […]
Characterised as “the perfect food” for newborns by the World Health Organisation, breastfeeding is slowly but surely on the rise. With the latest statistics from Unicef showing a 20 percent increase or higher in breastfeeding rates across 25 countries, more women than ever are nursing in countries like the United States and New Zealand. Despite a […]
For many women, the dream of having children and a family starts at an early age. Gifted with dolls, miniature houses and toy kitchen utensils, motherhood is carefully and subtly presented as a goal all women should aspire to. But this is not every woman’s dream – neither is it a dream all women can […]
From a chance to interact with some of the world’s most precious wildlife in the heart of the Amazon to chic sunglasses embellished with precious stones, discover this season’s most covetable pieces and experiences, as selected by the editor. In the clear Widely recognised as one of the world’s most celebrated female architects, the late...
It’s a medical procedure thousands of Kiwi women undergo each year. Yet in 2017, it is still illegal. Divisive, controversial and politically charged, the topic of abortion has long been a subject of contention. Reaching its peak of controversy in the 1970s and 1980s when pro-life and pro-choice protesters collided outside the New Zealand parliament,...
For many, being fired from two consecutive high-profile jobs would be enough reason to just call it a day (or at the very least, seriously reconsider their career path), but then, Sarah Robb O’Hagan isn’t most people. Once an unemployed Kiwi graduate, O’Hagan is now the chief executive officer of the successful Flywheel Sports, an […]
From Auckland to Paris, aliens are invading the runways with space themed collections of futuristic glasses and otherworldly gems. OUT OF THIS WORLD While historically science-fiction hasn’t had much of an influence on the fashion world, all that is about to change – and in unlikely twist it’s all thanks to Rihanna. Teaming up with […]
Despite a burgeoning advocacy from health professionals and governments alike, mothers continue to report being discriminated against for publicly nursing. In our July/August magazine we looked into the battle to breastfeed. As the news floods with stories of women being shamed for breastfeeding outside the home, more mothers are taking a stand against what they say […]
Just when you thought the trend of Instagramming food may finally be slowing down, new research suggests we should all be doing more of it – especially if we want to eat healthier! In a recent study published by the Journal of Consumer Marketing, researchers have found that food really does taste better when we […]