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International Women's Day Rotorua

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Join the Zonta Club of Rotorua to celebrate women's achievements, hear from inspirational speakers and discuss gender equality

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Join the Zonta Club of Rotorua to celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. All welcome.

All proceeds go to projects that empower women and girls.

Listen to three inspirational and informative TED-Style talks from Rotorua Women who are leaders in their field.

Dr Claire Mayer-Laigle: Marie Sklodwska- Curie award winner

Lani Kereopa: Te Arawa Lakes Climate Change Coordinator

Dr Julia Anne: Impacts of the Sharing Economy for Kiwi Women

A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

So let's all choose to challenge.

How will you help forge a gender equal world?

Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day successful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." So make International Women's Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.

Dr Claire Mayer-Laigle is a research engineer and works at the France's National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAe). She obtained a master’s degree in Engineering in 2005 and she first worked as an engineer in a French SME to develop process on waste water treatment. After an humanitarian experience with a NGO in Syria, she worked as a Research engineerat RAPSODEE research Centre in Albi in France. She obtained her PhD in process and chemical engineering in 2012 from Toulouse University (France) . During the last 8 years she managed an INRAE’s facility for the Plant Processing in Montpellier. In 2020, she awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) fellowship in 2020 from the European Union. The fellowship is supporting Claire to work at Scion for two years for developing new sustainable materials through additive manufacturing from plant powders. Apart from the professional aspect, Claire is also the mother of 3 daughters (Lucie,12; Agathe 9 and Sarah 7) who accompanied her as well as her husband during this stay in Rotorua.

Lani Kereopa (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tarāwhai; Ngāti Wahiao) is passionate about protecting the Ngāti Whakaue way of life that her whānau and hapū have enjoyed for generations within Ōhinemutu pā.

This means fighting to restore and care for the once abundant natural sources of clean water, food, geothermal and cultural resources within the village and surrounding tribal lands, as well as protecting the values, knowledge and worldviews of the tribe for future generations.

Lani’s paid work as Climate Change Coordinator at Te Arawa Lakes Trust sees her confronting many of the same issues at a collective iwi level around food, water and energy security; land use; the protection of indigenous biodiversity; and the need for systems change to enable adaptation and resilience-building to meet current and future challenges.

Dr Julia Anne is talking on the Shared Access Economy and a decade’s worth of pioneering research and development to create a win-win-win-win-win-win (for govt, councils, community, guests, hosts, local business and community groups like Zonta. This is a force for good, led by women for women.


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