As this year's first GirlBoss Edge Justice Challenge winner for GWN, Carmen Holdaway had the opportunity to visit just sector agencies in Christchurch. She gave us her first-hand account of this experience.
Kirsty Paterson has worked for Border Clearance Services at MPI since 2018 and is a valued member of the Southern GWN Committee. As Covid19 started to cause a dramatic reduction of international flights to New Zealand, MPI had to redeploy Quarantine Officers at Christchurch Airport to different areas.
Southern GWN's new Chair, Jennie Farrar-de Wagt, is the Development Partner for the Southern Region at the Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa. Jennie continues the trend of Southern GWN Chairs by bringing a wealth of experience and a professional and practical approach to the role.
Monique Croon is the first female Mayor of the Chatham Islands, and she experiences unique challenges and successes in her role on New Zealand's remote and beautiful outpost.
Tina is is a Wellness Advisor for the Police, as part of the Safer People Group. She provides a confidential wellbeing service to staff and families with an emphasis on a duty of care to do no harm.
Jennifer Leahy, is Sector Services Manager (Southern) for Ako Aotearoa. She is based in Christchurch with her husband and two young adult children, and comes from a family of teachers and people who like to support their community.
We chatted (via email for appropriate social distancing) with ECan’s youngest Councillor, Lan Pham, in May 2020 to find out who inspires her, what keeps her motivated, and how she deals with challenges.
Over the last week, The Office of Ethnic Communities (OEC) created and published COVID-19 information videos in thirteen languages. Guest contributor and Diversity and Enggaement Advisor at OEC, Eileen Yee, writes about how it felt working in this time of crisis and what's ahead.
Working environments, priorities, and workflow have changed significantly for many women during the past month. We spoke with women from Aviation Security, and the health and education sectors to learn about their challenges.
When Usma came to New Zealand in 2016, she was confronted with resistance in her home country Pakistan because of her gender. Usma told us about her experiences and where she found support.