Network members invest a lot of passion, time, energy and resources into organising and running events for their people. GWN thanks everyone involved – organisers, speakers, audiences and their respective agencies.
We encourage networks to share information about the events that have been held. This means information about the event is not lost and it can help to inspire others beyond the bounds of your own network. Sharing information about your event can introduce new ideas for other networks such as: new topics, formats for events, speakers, resources, use of technology, and can highlight future collaboration opportunities between agencies.
After a lot of hard mahi, this new network was very successfully launched in Wellington last month.
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.
Angela Simmons, Wellbeing Consultant from chnnl, took us through why sustainability can be a better approach to wellbeing. A timely session after the last two years we’ve all had and the fatigue that’s setting in.
This event saw a wonderful collaboration between GWN and four women’s networks to celebrate IWD and explore the theme “a new way of leading” with two fierce wāhine toa who spoke about leadership, work/life balance and the message of “sisterhood”.
Always a key date in our calendars, it was wonderful to celebrate IWD and this year's theme #BreakTheBias with our network and two amazing speakers.
SGWN had a wonderful turn out of wāhine from around Aotearoa to hear from the panel about their experiences of Te Tiriti as mana wāhine and public servants.
Andrea and Nikki, both Southern mana wāhine from the Ara Poutama Aotearoa, Department of Corrections, discussed how to recharge over the summer break and the 5 ways to wellbeing for wāhine and their whānau.
The Southern Government Women's Committee was delighted to hold its somewhat delayed Suffrage Day event at Kate Sheppard House.
Our last event of the year focussed on diversity and inclusion and its importance in our workplaces in Tāmaki Makaurau and how employee-led networks (ELNs) work to support this kaupapa.