The Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct places a high priority on developing the capabilities of PNG’s women, so they can take their place alongside men in senior roles. Ida Yuki, the acting executive manager in the Department of Personnel Management, said she was proud to be part of an emerging group of women leaders in the PNG public sector.
She said there was a growing appreciation in PNG of women’s leadership skills, and they were now taking their rightful place at the boardroom table. “We have come to realise that in decisions you need a balance,” Ms Yuki said. “And when men are advocating for any changes, you need to have a woman’s opinion also, because they see things from a different perspective. “For women to be on a board, it provides that check and balance to the discussions that men really want to drive. “Women tend to be more practical in regards to the nitty-gritty.”
Ms Yuki attended the PNG Directors Course, an initiative of the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct delivered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.