very interesting interview this morning on radio nz (nine to noon, 9.20am) with mai chen and the rt hon jenny shipley. here is the audio, and here is the blurb from the radio nz page:
More than seventy of New Zealand's top women business leaders are joining forces to create a new organisation that will connect them across businesses, sectors and international borders.
Membership is by invitation only, and is limited to women who hold senior leadership roles in influential organisations. They must have demonstrated thought leadership and vision and have a track record of supporting other women to leadership positions.
London School of Business research identifies that creating supportive networks is critical to advancing talented women. Interviews during the development of Global Women revealed that even high-achieving women under-invest in their social capital, often due to multiple demands on their time. Global Women come from across the private and public sectors; from the sciences, arts and not-for-profit enterprises. They are based in New Zealand, the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and China.
the interview brought up some good points, discussing issues around keys to success and the importance of mentoring. the only thing that bothers me about this is that it's so elite, so will only help a very limited number of women.