Kōrero: Income and wealth distribution

Māori woman team leader

Māori woman team leader

In 2008 Shirlene Murphy of Te Aupōuri was a team leader at Auckland Hospital, where her team looked after three- to five-year-olds. Shirlene began work in a local factory, but with the encouragement of her boss and her whānau (family), she eventually graduated with a degree in early childhood education. She was passionate about encouraging leadership and helping other Māori women in professional development. Māori women are increasingly entering the professions and earning higher incomes than in the past.

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Brian Easton, 'Income and wealth distribution - Income distribution by gender, age and ethnicity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23810/maori-woman-team-leader (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010