New Zealand has an opportunity to become a global example of the benefits of organizational gender balance by showcasing the Christchurch rebuild as a project that promotes gender diversity. Equal Opportunity policies have not dramatically changed the make-up of corporate boards nor have they resulted in the promotion of women to senior leadership positions. A review of recent research confirms that there are clear organizational benefits to promoting women to decision-making positions and these same benefits can contribute to greater national resilience. The organizations working to rebuild Christchurch need a diversity of perspective to implement creative and innovative strategies for city-wide resilience. The necessary diversity of perspective can be attained through the promotion of women to leadership positions.


Creator | Kaihanga
Rachel Kimber
Year of Creation | Tau
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
ANZTSR 2014, Women, Leadership, Resilience, ANZTSR, ANZTSR2014
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
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been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Kimber, R. (2014). “The Role of Gender in Building a Resilient City: Examining Christchurch New Zealand.” Presented at the 2014 ANZTSR Conference. Christchurch, NZ.

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