Ethnic Women

  • Suffrage 125 spotlight: Pohswan Narayanan

    Pohswan Narayanan is a strong voice for equality and inclusion in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

  • Ethnic women find their passion for leadership

    Image of Ethnic women at the leadership training

    Inspiring, encouraging and empowering ethnic women to take up leadership roles is an important path to creating greater diversity amongst decision-makers.

  • Ethnic Women - Leading the Way

    The talent, skills and connections of our ethnically diverse communities make significant contributions to New Zealand’s current and future prosperity. The Office of Ethnic Affairs encourages ethnic women to play more influential roles through participation in civic activities at a local and national level.

  • Building capacity for ethnic women - Day 2

    MP Melissa Lee and the training participants celebrate the success of the ethnic women's leadership training programme.

    Participants of the Ethnic Women’s Leadership Training Programme convened on Saturday 16 November for the second round of leadership training. Having completed sessions on leadership and governance and diversity management in the first round of training, the participants were keen to learn media skills and reflect on their learnings to formulate action plans.

  • Leading the way

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is committed to building the capacity and capability of ethnic people to provide leadership for their communities.

  • Making New Zealand home

    National Library Logo

    Professional Women from different ethnic backgrounds will share their insights about developing their careers in New Zealand, bringing up families in a foreign land, building capacity for community, and actively playing a role in making a difference in the New Zealand society in a discussion at the National Library this week.

  • Tirohia Mai – celebrating women in New Zealand

    Curators Ngahuia Te Awekotuku and Rosslyn Noonan with Programmes Advisor Keith Thorsen and National Librarian Bill Macnaught

    An exciting and engaging exhibition has just opened. It celebrates the contribution of many generations of New Zealand women, and their diverse ethnic, socio-cultural and professional backgrounds.

  • International Women's Day Christchurch - 8th March 2013

    Photograph of attendee to the International Women's day celebration

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs was proud to support the Canterbury Women’s Business Association project to host the International Women’s day celebrations on 8 March in Christchurch. The Canterbury Women’s Business Association project started last year and aims to encourage small business and entrepreneurship amongst its women participants through the development of skills in arts and culture.