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Goal 5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Women are underrepresented in Business, which impacts on the wellbeing of individuals and their families. Supporting more women entrepreneurs and innovators to thrive is about future-proofing and growing the social and economic wellbeing of whānau and their communities. The University of Auckland Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has actively sought to increase participation of women through role modelling with communication campaigns, actively recruiting more women volunteers as mentors and speakers, and initiating social innovation programmes proven to appeal to women. The University of Auckland has led New Zealand into top-ranked position for female founder graduates. An international study has found that New Zealand has the world’s highest percentage of female graduates who found start-ups, at 13.4%. Of these 13.4%, almost half are from the University of Auckland. (Crunchbase international database of companies who have raised at least $1 million USD) – Read more

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