Increasing opportunities for women in the workforce

By Joanne Black In Business

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11th August, 2012
In her 2010 memoir, Bird on a Wire, former Telecom head Theresa Gattung revealed that shortly after she left the company, she was approached for another chief executive’s role. She didn’t name the company but hinted it was a “very large’’ organisation in New Zealand in the banking and telecommunications field. She was keen, but the chairman of the company refused to interview her. She was told that regardless of her substance, he didn’t like her style. At the time, it felt a lot like sexism. These days, Gattung is chair of transtasman insurance ...

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