Format: Panel discussion with four Council managers

Host: Wellington City Council’s Women Working for Wellington (W3)

Venue: Wellington Library Mezzanine

Date: 31 May 2018

Wellington City Council’s, Women Working for Wellington (W3) network hosted a lunchtime panel discussion on 'Taking Control of your Career' on 31 May.

Our four guest speakers, from across Council, shared their career journeys and explored how people can plan for a successful career, be courageous and support others in their careers. We conducted a simple post-event survey. • 96% agreed or strongly agreed that the topics raised at the event were of interest to them • 90% agreed or strongly agreed that the event was well-run • 85% agreed or strongly agreed that they could apply what they had learned in the session in their life and/or career • 91% agreed or strongly agreed that they were interested in attending future events run by the W3 group.

People valued the variety of speakers and their honest stories. We now have 87 staff signed up to our mailing list.

We provided 60 Suffrage 125 pins (available from National Council of Women). We want our people to show their support for Suffrage 125 and help promote the 19 Sep and 28 November events.

Our W3 network will continue to support the Dress for Success charity by collecting donations of work appropriate clothing at each of our events this year. Dress for Success helps women pursue their aspirations by providing appropriate clothing for job interviews, as well as a network of support and career development tools. Our clothing donations will help women with their confidence to enter or return to the workplace, making a great first impression to land a job that could change her life, and that of her whānau.

What’s next?

We are working on our next event to be held in the next month or two. Save the date for Suffrage 125. On 19 Sep 2018, we will be celebrating one of the themes for this year’s Suffrage celebrations: Whakatū wāhine - women stand up!

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