2020 Diversity Awards NZ: Congratulations to our partners NZ Police, Deloitte, Heartland Bank and Fletcher Building

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.


In these unprecedented times we are provided with new opportunities to connect, engage, learn and evolve. In this webinar series we will hear from a diverse range of thought leaders and sector experts as they share their insights and expertise on what we can expect, achieve and change in this unfamiliar world.

In this panel kōrero, our speakers look at the history and journey of our wāhine toa, in particular our wāhine Māori, and the ways in which this history has and will continue to shape our nation’s future.

It can be difficult to ascertain the real and continued global impact of COVID-19 from our NZ bubble. Join Agnes Naera for a live chat with some of our internationally based members as they share their thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted their countries of residence and the people, the current situation, and the hope for the future.

How do stereotypes create barriers for our girls and women in entering and progressing in STEM careers? Our panellists address the impact of gender disparities and bias, and discuss what opportunities and solutions exist for us to successfully close the STEM gender gap.

In the webinar, hear from an amazing line up of award-winning change makers and female entrepreneurs as they discuss the integral role that both female innovators and disruptive funding models play in creating a more balanced and equal world.

It’s the foundational element capable of making or breaking an organisation’s culture and yet so few can articulate exactly what goes into it. Global Women member and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Kaila Colbin explores the seven elements of trust as identified in the research of Dr. Brené Brown.

What are the gender issues and systemic barriers impacting women’s participation and advancement in our Arts sector? Artists Gill Gatfield, Judy Darragh and Jane Yonge, together with Creative NZ board member Caren Rangi, deep dive into what change and advocacy is required to create a more positive and level landscape for women.

What will it take to recover, rebuild and reinvent our tourism industry for a sustainable future? Join Tourism NZ Chief Executive Stephen England-Hall and Tourism Holdings Ltd CEO Grant Webster as they discuss this and more with Global Women member Glenys Coughlan.

Aotearoa’s ethnic pay gap is significant and the statistics are alarming. How can we close the gap and turn the impact of Covid-19 into a more positive and equal future for our ethnic minorities? Our panelists discuss this critical topic in this 60-minute korero.

How will the third sector navigate the post-Covid landscape? Who will be most at risk and what innovation and collaboration will be required? Three of our non-profit sector leaders discuss this and much more in this 60-minute korero with philanthropist Katherine Corich.

In this 45-minute webinar Hilary Walton, Chief Information Officer at Kordia Group, advises what cyber attacks we need to be aware of and what both we and our organisations can do to keep our data and information safe during COVID-19.

What will the future of sport look like in a post-pandemic world? And what opportunities will emerge for women and girls? Three of our female sporting leaders and facilitator Louisa Wall discuss this and more in this 60-minute korero.