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.

Womens network logo purpleThe Women's Network is a place for women members to share experiences about work and organise around the things that need to change. Over 44,000 women are members of the PSA.

The women’s network has over 3300 members, and growing rapidly. Any woman can be a member of the Women's Network.

Joining the network

If you're a new PSA member you can sign up for the women's network when you join the PSA. Simply check the Women's network option in the networks section. Join online here.

If you're already a member, click the 'Join Network' button at the top of this page (you will need your member number and to log in here).

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

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

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

Debbie is based in Auckland debbie.taylor@psa.org.nz

Jo and Debbie alternate attending the Council of Trade Unions Women's Committee.

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

Janet Quigley Christchurch DHB, Timaru Public Health

Jean Ottley, Careers NZ, Whangarei

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

Salesia Cawanikawai, Capital Coast DHB, Wellington Hospital Supply

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

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


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