Te Mahere Whai Mahi Wāhine Women’s Employment Action Plan was launched on 30 June 2022 by Minister for Women Hon Jan Tinetti – with the goal of supporting all women in Aotearoa to fulfil their potential. 

The Minister, and the development of Te Mahere Whai Mahi Wāhine, were supported by the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women: Traci Houpapa (Chair), David McLean, Bernadette Pereira, Theresa Gattung, Angela McLeod, Jade Tang-Taylor, Alison Mau, Ariana Paul, Katherine Rich (Business New Zealand representative), and Erin Polaczuk (CTU representative). 

Te Mahere Whai Mahi Wāhine features actions to improve employment pathways for women who are marginalised at work, particularly wāhine Māori, Pacific women, young and older women, disabled women, women who are former refugees and recent migrants, and women in the LGBTQIA+ community. 

You can read about the engagement and think pieces that informed the direction of Te Mahere Whai Mahi Wāhine below.