A Woman’s Place – book review

A Woman's Place - book review

There are often articles in the media about the lack of female representation in top level management and board positions in NZ’s biggest corporates. Therefore, finding more about a woman who has had both CEO, board and chair positions on some of these companies was intriguing. A Woman’s Place – Life, leadership and lessons from the boardroom brings us Joan’s story in her own words.

Joan Withers has had a governance career for the last 20 years. So she has some great insights on how governance in NZ has changed over this time. Including the role of woman in the boardroom and her experience as a woman in a male dominated environment. Joan who left school at 16 with School Certificate shares how she got to where she is now, from there.

Joan is also a big advocate of the benefits of female governance representatives and the gender pay gap. In the book along with her personal story she talks about the experience of the collapse of Feltex where she had been a director, the Auckland Airport IPO and other big milestones from her governance/senior management experience.


A Woman’s Place – Life, leadership and lessons from the boardroom RRP $40,00 is available from booksellars.

Bex xx

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