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International Women's Day | Wellington

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Te Puna, National Library of New Zealand

Tiakiwai Conference Centre, 70 Molesworth Street Wellington 6011

Thorndon

Wellington, 6011

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Ticket price includes drinks and canapés
Access to venue is via Aitken Street entrance
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Global Women and PwC in association with Te Puna Foundation, proudly present a nationwide speaker series inspiring us to create a better, more equal and inclusive world.

Hear a stellar line-up of remarkable speakers from diverse backgrounds and industries as they share their personal perspectives on the theme #EachforEqual and how they are each contributing to a more balanced world.

Join us in Wellington and hear from:

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira CNZM Since training at Auckland's influential Theatre Corporate, New Zealand actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, musical and radio for over 37 years. She has excelled in both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as numerous roles in musical theatre and cabaret. In 2017, she was gifted the name Te Atamira (The Stage) by Sir Timoti Karetu and Te Wharehuia Milroy. Jennifer was named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit "for services to film, theatre and television" in the 2019 New Year's Honours list, won a Women of Influence award for Arts and Culture in 2019 and a SPADA Industry Champion award in 2018. She is a finalist for New Zealander of the Year, 2020.

Dr Farah Palmer —Dr Farah Palmer was the first ever woman appointed to the NZ Rugby Board (in 2016). She captained the Black Fern’s to three consecutive Rugby World Cup wins and during her time as captain the Black Ferns lost only once. She continues to serve on NZ Rugby Board and has also served on the NZ Māori Rugby Board since 2007. Farah will share her views and personal experiences around the inequality that still exists in NZ sport and the measures she and NZ Rugby are taking to create a more balanced playing field ahead of the NZRC2021.

Vivien Maidaborn Executive Director of UNICEF NZ, Vivien Maidaborn believes that the ability to scale social change depends on grassroots acumen—having muddy boots at the decision making table, with research, data and the ability to activate people. Through this approach she is determined to deliver better outcomes for the Worlds children.

Louisa Wall — Louisa is a member of the New Zealand Labour Party and has been a Member of Parliament since 2008. Her work is founded on a commitment to universal human rights together with promoting the rights of gender and sexual minorities. In 2013, same-sex couples gained the right to legally marry in New Zealand, a change in legislation driven by Louisa. And in 2015, she participated in the development of a United Nations kaupapa launching the Free & Equal Campaign in the Pacific – an initiative seeking to challenge negative gender stereotypes and sexual minorities, and to promote measures to protect the human rights of everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. Louisa is currently the MP for Manurewa, chair of the Health Select Committee and a member of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee.

Sophie Handford — At just 18 years of age Sophie Handford has already forged an impressive career as an activist and change-maker. She is the national coordinator of School Strike for Climate NZ and the force behind successfully mobilising more than 170,000 children and adults to take action in 2019. She was also recently elected to the Kāpiti Coast District Council, making her one of New Zealand's youngest-ever local government representatives. And she was joint winner of the Wellingtonian of the Year supreme award in 2019.


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Tiakiwai Conference Centre, 70 Molesworth Street Wellington 6011

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