Hosts: Auckland Government Women’s Network Te Aka Wāhine o Tāmaki

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 15 June 2022

Attendance: Approx. 60

Presenter: Suki Xiao

Facilitators: Adekemi Ajayi and Jo Hacking


Thank you to Suki Xaio, Adekemi Ajayi and Jo Hacking for creating an informative and safe space to think about how we can make being a woman of colour an advantage.

This event was run in collaboration with the MBIE Women of Colour Network. The kōrero centred around embracing diversity as a strength and identifying allies in order to influence the system.


Key takeaways

  • Identify and own your unique values
  • Good to know some of the experiences others have  gone through, that there is help and support available and that conversations are being had
  • There's value in flipping my and others' perspective and seeing how being a woman of colour can be a unique advantage
  • Owning and valuing our lived experience as women of colour and the importance of allyship


Feedback from attendees

Well worthwhile attending. Great information and sharing.

Thanks for this opportunity.

Ngā mihi for providing this safe space to share.

Thank you, I really enjoyed the webinar today.

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