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Future events

Thursday 3 May: Brown Bag Lunch - Lara Ariell (CFO, Inland Revenue)

Before joining Inland Revenue, Lara Ariell was the Deputy Chief Executive - Finance at the Tertiary Education Commission and has also worked for the Ministry of justice and at Te Papa Tongarewa. In this session she will tell us about the choices, opportunities and challenges which have made up her professional journey.

  • 12pm, Thursday 3 May
  • Room 201 in the Otago Business School (Commerce) Building
  • Bring your lunch and your friends/colleagues

Suggestions for future events

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Past events 2018

Tuesday 27 March: Brown Bag Lunch - "Women in NZ Politics: Is this the turning tide?" (Professor Janine Hayward)

It's 125 years since women got the vote in New Zealand. The Prime Minister is a (pregnant) woman and the deputy leader of the Opposition is also a woman. Is this an indication of substantial gains for women as elected representatives (and voters) in New Zealand Politics, or not?

Professor Janine Hayward addressed this question by looking at some big picture trends and numbers relating to women in NZ politics. She also include some personal stories fo women in NZ politics.

8 March: International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Good Earth Café

For the second year, an informal breakfast held at The Good Earth Café between 8-9am was well attended and a great opportunity to catch up.

Additionally: Hosted by the Minister for Women, UN Women Aotearoa NZ and the Zonta Club of Wellington held a breakfast at Parliament featuring the Hon Julie Anne Genter (Minister for Women), the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Ready (Governor General) and an interview of the Rt Hon Helen Clark by Dr Gill Greer (CEO of NCWNZ). This was streamed live on the day and also recorded - you can view the entire breakfast or just the interview with Helen Clark (both on YouTube).

We keep busy! Find out more about events we've organised for our members in previous years.

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