Board gender diversity target

Speaker at a Women in Boards conference

One of the actions taken by Sport NZ to address the inequities for women and girls in play, active recreation and sport was to support funded partners to make organisational change.

In June 2018, Sport NZ announced they would be working with partners to meet a minimum requirement of 40% self-identified females and 40% self-identified males on their boards by December 2021.

This is now a formal condition of investment for Sport NZ Group partners and progress will be monitored as part of the 2020 investment process.

Pleasing progress has already been made within the play, active recreation and sport system championing and embracing diversity, and alongside other actions, this target will help realise the benefits collective action can bring, driving better outcomes and long-term success.

Strong, diverse and balanced leadership brings breadth of perspective, better decision making and creates stronger organisations.

Learn more: Board gender diversity

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