Women's Network

The PSA's women's network aims to promote the interests of women within the PSA, facilitate the sharing of information and experiences and encourage and support women’s participation in PSA representative structures at all levels.

The Women's Network is a place for women members to share experiences about work and organise around the things that need to change.  Over 40,000 women are members of the PSA.

The women’s network has 1665 members. We have grown significantly in recent times, up from 871 a year ago. The PSA’s membership of 58,880 is 59.6% female. This means that there’s still lots of room to grow!

Signing up new members

It’s easy to sign existing women PSA members up to the network - ask them to visit this page, sign in, and hit the button at the top of the page.  

Like you, the members you sign up will get information and opportunities to participate around issues and campaigns important to PSA women.

They will get invited to network events, such as national conference and regional events. They will also get priority to attend Targeting the Untapped Talent, the PSA women’s leadership workshop.

Jo Taylor and Yvonne Bohn are the PSA women's network co-ordinators. 

Jo is based in Dunedin, jo.taylor@psa.org.nz 

Yvonne is based in Auckland, yvonne.bohn@psa.org.nz

Our rep on the Council of Trade Unions Women's Committee is Kirsten Windelov in Wellington, Kirsten.windelov@psa.org.nz

A new committee was elected for the 2014-16 term. There were a large number of candidates for the committee and the women listed below were successfully elected:

Carol Ronayne, Healthcare NZ, Tauranga

Caroline Fisher, IRD, Gisborne

Ceinwyn Bannister, Wanganui District Council

Chantalle Smith, DIA Wellington, National Library

Gail Arthur, University of Otago, Information Technology Service, Lower South Island regional co-convenor

Janet Quigley Christchurch DHB, Timaru Public Health

Jean Ottley, Careers NZ, Whangarei

Kalila Rose, MSD Palmerston North, StudyLink Student Support Centre, Central North Island regional co-convenor

Kat Robertson, Auckland DHB, Greenlane ARPHS Central Office, Auckland/Northland regional co-convenor

Linda Kerr, Wairoa District Council, Central North Island regional co-convenor

Lucia Davis, Auckland Council, 360 Queen Street

Lucy Gray, University of Otago, Dunedin School of Medicine, Lower South Island regional co-convenor

Nancy McShane, Christchurch DHB, Hillmorton Hospital Acute Inpatient Service, Upper South Island regional convenor

Pani Fox, Tairawhiti DHB, Gisborne Clinical Records

Rosemary Cullen, Waitemata DHB, Child Development Service, Auckland/Northland regional co-convenor

Salesia Cawanikawai, Capital Coast DHB, Wellington Hospital Supply

Sonja Mitchell, MOJ Wellington, Waitangi Tribunal, Wellington regional co-convenor

Tiare Williams, Bay Of Plenty DHB, Whakatane Hospital Administration, Central North Island regional co-convenor and runanga representative

Virginia Wilton, MSD Wellington, National Office, Social Services, Wellington regional co-convenor.

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