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Law Firm Simpson Grierson Wins White Camellia Award

Law Firm Wins White Camellia Award

Law firm Simpson Grierson took out the top award at the White Camellia Awards which were presented by the Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House tonight.

“The overall commitment of law firm Simpson Grierson to improving gender equality in their workplace put them head and shoulders above the rest,” says NZ WEPs Committee Chair Vicky Mee.

“This year we also included a new award for small businesses and organisations, with the inaugural winner being the Far North Safer Community Council.

Alongside supreme winner Simpson Grierson, other categories were won by KPMG, Westpac, The Warehouse Group and Coca-Cola Amatil.

“The calibre of work towards gender equality carried out by participants in the White Camellia Awards made judging hard,” says judge and EEO Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue.

“All of the entrants are to be commended for showing real commitment to gender equality in the workplace, however, as always with these things – there can only be one winner.

The White Camellia awards celebrate organisational commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a UN Women and UN Global Compact initiative which encourages gender equality in the workplace.

The five organisations who make up the NZ WEPs Committee are: UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand, NZ Federation of Business & Professional Women, Human Rights Commission, Diversity Works NZ and Zonta International District 16.


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