Emma Lewisham wants to champion gender equality, a cause that Emma is passionate about herself, having been a member of Zonta International for over a decade and previously served on the board. Zonta International is a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women globally. They have a mission and vision of a world in which women's rights are recognised as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.
The discussion around gender equality often revolves around the general gender pay gap, which in New Zealand is 9.3%. Yet the gap for ethnic minorities is 30% - a staggering level. This is an issue that we are speaking about with our suppliers, raising awareness around, and understanding their policies so we can ensure this is eliminated. We believe that women need to stand up for other women.