Te Aka Wāhine o Te Waipounamu honour the life of Dame Aroha Reriti-Crofts who died last month at 83 years of age.
Palestinian Kiwi, Fay Elhanafy gave SGWN an insight into the Ethnic Communities Graduate Programme and how it will kickstart a career focused on empowering her community.
Eileen is an Advisor in the Community and Partnerships team at the Ministry for Ethnic Communities who works with and for ethnic communities in Christchurch.
It has been an absolute honour to serve as Chair of the Southern Government Women’s Network for the past two years.
For the 2021 inaugural Southern Summit, GWN and SGWN were able to sponsor seven women early in their public service careers to attend the Summit for the first time.
Paula O'Neill is the National Operations Manager for the Stats NZ, a role that will lead an operation of up to 6,000 staff across the country for the 2023 Census.
SGWN Committee member, Nicole McCorkindale, developed her passion and understanding of customers when working on the frontline.
In 2018, Krystal Paix sustained a hairline fracture just above the left knee during a shift in the Central Kitchen at Christchurch Men's Prison. She was told she might never walk normally again.
Read about the career and leadership journey of Inspector Amelia Steel, who leads the Southern District Women's Advisory network at NZ Police.
When SGWN Committee Member Tina Milne attended the Suffrage Day celebration breakfast in September, she was not expecting to be empowered to change her career.