Press Release: YWCA Auckland supports Government announcement


Thursday, 24th November – YWCA Auckland is today congratulating the Government’s decision to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. This will see legislation move to update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act. Read the Press Release HERE

Press Release: Equal Pay Awards 2016


Minister of women applauds equal pay employers of 2016. Press Release

Congratulations to the 2016 Equal Pay Awards winners. All finalists also received the Compact.

GOLD (Champion) Finalists

  • AMP
  • ANZ
  • Russell McVeagh
  • Simpson Grierson
  • Sovereign (Sovereign Services Limited)

Supreme winner: ANZ

Gold winner: Simpson Grierson


SILVER ( Distinguished) Finalists

  • Auckland Council
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand Police
  • Youthtown Incoporated

Silver Winner: Youthtown Incoporated 


BRONZE (Emerging) Finalists

  • DDB
  • Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund
  • Jacobs New Zealand Limited
  • Mcdonald’s Restaurants NZ Ltd
  • Sysdoc

Bronze winner: Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund


Compact Winners 

  • Department of Corrections
  • Duncan Cotterill
  • Spark
  • Coco-Cola Amatil New Zealand
  • EY
  • SkyCity



Women’s Weekly article


Check out one of our current mentors Shirley Barakuta who is also an Alumnae of the Future Leaders programme in this months Women’s Weekly.



YWCA Auckland Supports the Open Letter to NZ Rugby


The Human Rights Commission have penned an open letter to New Zealand Rugby, which asks them to seek support in addressing their internal culture issues. Our CEO, Monica Briggs, co-signed this with other leaders of women’s and allied organisations across New Zealand.
We encourage you to sign it too if you agree. As much as New Zealanders love rugby – we need to respect women.
Click here to sign your name to the open letter
This is in light of the outcome of the internal NZ Rugby investigation into an incident involving a woman named Scarlette and unidentified members of the Chiefs rugby team

Press release for International Women’s Day.


The YWCA Auckland advocates equal pay for equal work, and Chief Executive Monica Briggs says today is the perfect day for businesses to reflect on what more they could be doing to address the gender pay gap. click here for the full press release .

YWCA Auckland Young Women’s Board Internship


We are pleased to announce that we are currently piloting a Board Internship for young women. The purpose of this internship is to provide young women with first hand experience of being involved in a not for profit board with the view that they will be better equipped to undertake a position as a board director subsequent to completing their internship. It also provides a young woman’s perspective to YWCA Auckland Board discussion and decision-making.

This new initiative launched in October 2015, and we are excited to welcome Hannah Johnston as our very first YWCA Auckland Board Intern. Click here and scroll to Board Intern to learn more about Hannah.

Equal Pay Awards 2015 Winners


Congratulations to the Equal Pay 2015 Award winners.

For more info around the award winners please check out our Equal Pay Awards website.

Supreme Award – ANZ Bank 








Gold Award- IAG Insurance








Joint Silver Award – Bell Gully

Bell Gully







Joint Silver Award – ERO







Bronze Award- New Zealand Defense Force










YWCA Auckland programmes receive generous support from...
  • Auckland Council

    ASB Community Trust
  • Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust

    Lottery Grants Board
  • Perpetual Guardian

    Skycity Auckland Community Trust
  • The Lion Foundation

    The trusts charitable foundation

YWCA of Auckland New Zealand

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