A day to celebrate progress, set new goals

8 March 2018

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate progress and set new goals.

Women play a vital role in the grocery industry at all levels from the checkout to the CEO. But it’s clear that the grocery career pipeline leaks and we lose too many skills.

This is particularly evident when we see how few women make it to Managing Director or top sales or marketing roles in New Zealand. We still see too many FMCG company boards with no women directors.

When I look at the solid work being done by FGC members to promote diversity, ensure pay equity and to recruit more women leaders, I am confident we will make good progress.

But it doesn’t happen unless we focus on improving participation, and that’s why I celebrate International Women’s Day each year.