At present there are only 45 women on the boards of the top 100 companies listed on the New Zealand stock exchange - only 8.65 per cent of the available directorships. Former PM Jenny Shipley is amongst a group of high-profile businesswomen who want to change that. They are setting up a women's business group which hopes to mentor and identify women with potential from all walks of life and groom them for the boardrooms of New Zealand and abroad.
The group already as a number of sponsors: IBM, Westpac, NZ Post and Vodafone.
You can read more about the group here.