Economic Independence: It’s complicated By Nina Herriman, Chief Storyteller Wicked. Choice. Sick. I don’t know what word young’uns these days are using to describe things that are cool. (I thought about asking my nieces and nephews but they’d probably think it’d be fun to prank Aunty Nina with nonsense words.) NCW’s 2015 white paper, Enabling … Continue reading Economic Independence: It’s complicated
When I was a kid, they told me girls can do anything, and I believed them. I still do. That career as a top gun fighter pilot? Still on the cards. Every time I score a try at touch rugby, part of me waits for that call from Steve Hansen. (Narrator: Nina never scores a try at touch rugby.) Despite a lifetime of very honest feedback from my family on my musical abilities, I’m certain I could make it as a rock star .
In my last blog, I briefly mentioned the importance of accurate stories and promised to talk about how we’re going use the Gender Dashboard to tell accurate stories about gender inequality.
“So, what exactly is your job?” is a question I’ve heard a lot since May this year when I started as Chief Storyteller (Data and Visualisation) at the National Council of Women of New Zealand.