Wednesday, August 09, 2006

World: NZ women lead the world. Again.

It was just an aside in an article on New Zealand's departing Governor-General.

A Governor-General is equivalent to ceremonial head of state - a non-executive president in many countries. That article happened to mention that women filled all the top leadership posts in New Zealand: Prime Minister, Governor-General, and Chief Justice. Well done.

As an afterthought, there's a couple more positions there that are headed by women: Parliamentary Speaker, and CEO of the largest company in NZ.

The new Governor-General was to be Anand Satyanand. Don't know if that's a bloke or a non-bloke, but it's certainly not an anglo name. Yet New Zealand was once a rather homogeneous place...

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