Future Leader Winners 2016


Congratulations to all the graduates and award winners of the Future Leaders programme 2016.

Future Leader of the Year- Mary-Kate Fonua

Future Leader Mentor of the year – Pip Mehrtens

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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

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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