Government crows that more women are on public sector boards than under Labour

Oh dear another Labour truism shattered by National.

Labour have long laid claim to being the most inclusive party and an enabler for interest groups. National however have just rubbed salt into those wounds.

There are more women on state sector boards and committees than ever before and the Government is urging the private sector to catch up.

The latest gender stocktake report released by the Ministry for Women shows that at the end of December 43.4 percent of board and committee members were women.

That compares with 41.7 percent in December 2014.

“While women’s participation on public sector boards and committees has been over 40 percent for the past decade, the private sector still lags behind at only 17 percent,” said Women’s Minister Louise Upston.  

“Having women at the board table isn’t just about numbers – it’s about better decision-making, organisational resilience and the economic and productivity gains that come from gender balance in leadership.”

The Human Rights Commission says until last year the percentage of women on state sector boards and committees had been “essentially stagnant” and it’s welcoming the increase.

“At this current rate of progress, I’m confident that we will be able to reach the government’s 45 percent target by the end of 2017,” said Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue.

I wonder why have a gender stock take at all?

Watch ‘them’ others start lobbying for a trans-gender stocktake as well.

People should be appointed to boards on their ability not because they have or don’t have dangly bits between their legs.


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