Energy company, Vector, is determined to remove barriers and boundaries around diversity in the workplace. Already in place are initiatives to combat gender diversity head on, with Vector’s Women in Leadership (WIL) programme a prime example. Designed to help women to reach their fullest potential, the WIL programme gives women the chance to gain experience […]
Listen to the podcast here Download To quote a previous audience member, because we get feedback after each of these things, “More men should be involved in the panels (or a man). I think the days of all women panels are gone and the inclusion and exclusion conversation is not moving forward unless this happens.”...
What’s Standing In The Way Of You Becoming A Leader? M2woman Journey To Excellence Podcast – Episode 2
Listen To The Podcast Here Download Fantastic, thanks Vanessa. Look, we are going to widen the discussion throughout the next year into other diversity groups as well, but while we’re on women and boards, Kate, I’m interested in where your interest and empathy for diversity came from, and then pathways to get to...
Listen To The Podcast Here Download On that note everyone I’d like to hear from you just finally before we ask for some take homes and then take some questions from the floor. How can we fix this? We’ve been talking about it. This is my fourth or fifth panel that we’ve done...
2019On Friday 15 February, 300 guests at Cordis Auckland joined an expert panel of business leaders to discuss the hurdles to Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace and define the solutions. Over 300 guests at Cordis Auckland joined an expert panel of business leaders to discuss the hurdles to Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace […]
In October last year, the Pullman was buzzing with excitement and inspiration for the third official Journey to Excellence event. 300 guests arrived to listen to the fantastic panel who talked together on unconscious bias, diversity and change. The panel consisted of premiere footwear designer, Kathryn Wilson, current Director of Barfoot & Thompson, Kiri Barfoot, […]
Just because we can see the destination… doesn’t mean we’re there yet. In October last year, M2woman hosted the latest in their continuing series of forums about gender diversity and pay equity in the workplace. As the enthusiastic attendance and participation showed, this is a conversation that is seen as necessary and valuable in the […]
Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the repercussions that under-representation of ethnic minorities have in the workplace. To achieve an ideal business environment, businesses need to work towards providing opportunities for representation of these minority parties – this starts with higher education. In the last five years, we have seen a cultural and attitudinal change […]
We asked Dame Alison Paterson, a woman with a business career spanning over 50 years who was recently honoured for her stellar governance career, to tell us about her views on leadership, and the future of business in a rapidly changing world, following her recent appointment as Chair of one of New Zealand’s biggest energy […]
Over 300 hundred people joined us for the third installment of the Journey to Excellence forum on the 26th of October in Auckland. Like past events, an incredible panel of New Zealand women shared their professional and personal insights from their careers in business and leadership and their perspectives on creating a more diverse workplace […]
KIRI BARFOOT Kiri joined Barfoot & Thompson in 1991 in the Accounts department whilst studying for a commerce degree. She represents the third generation of the Barfoot family within the company. After travelling and working overseas in London and Israel, Kiri returned and has held numerous positions with the company, helping her gain an in-depth […]
While most of us—about 83% of us surveyed—believe we have a diverse population, only two thirds of us believe we have a diverse workforce. While we know about it, we talk about it—some of our panelists today have been working in this space for years—it would seem that we are slow to make change. The […]
American author, political activist and lecturer, Helen Keller once said: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision”. To have vision for any country in this ever-changing world is a wonderful thing. New Zealand is one of many that has a vision. A vision of kindness, inclusivity and diversity. A […]
This forum continued the conversation on all forms of diversity in the workplace, and how we can tackle them in our own workplace. Check out all the photos from the event here “By sending selected key male Managers within our business (along with selected female Leaders) we have seen real value. We want them also to […]
Having only one woman for every four men in Parliaments globally is a sure sign of how poorly societies are doing at harnessing the potential of a staggering 50 percent of the population. Sadly, this trend of the greater the seniority in leadership, the fewer women, also permeates both the private sector and academia and […]
Our 3rd Journey to Excellence in pictures…