Increasing equity representation in governance and leadership

Women, Maori and Pacific are currently under-represented in governance and leadership roles in New Zealand, which has negative impacts for members of these groups and for the governing bodies.

Board and other professional leadership opportunities enhance networking and skill development.

The Royal Society has a number of discipline based, governing or advisory fora which regularly call for membership nominations. These include:

Representation on a professional association is another leadership opportunity. 
The Ministry for Women website has an extensive listing of New Zealand’s public, private and community boards, committees and organisations with links to each committee’s terms of reference and the nominations and appointments process.


The Ministry for Women also produce resources for those interested in serving on boards and committees.