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What do women bring to leadership?

Become a leader by empowering women (and yourself)

UC Careers’ annual event empowering women is back! This year we explore a valuable 21st century skill that’s important for all women to develop. The theme of the event is focused on ‘what do women bring to leadership?’.

So be sure to lock this into your calendars:

  • When: Thursday 1 August, 5-6pm
  • Where: Rehua 226 Te Moana.   

Our inspirational speakers include:

  • Hannah Duder, CEO, Indigo & Iris
  • Stella Ward, Chief Digital Officer, CDHB and WCDHB
  • Lan Pham, Councillor, Environment Canterbury Regional Council
  • and our very own VC, Professor Cheryl de la Rey

So what is this event all about, and why should you attend? 
Besides leadership being an important 21st century skill, we can develop a sense of fulfillment through recognising our own leadership skills and attributes, it’s a way of empowering others, and making a positive impact by shaping the world in which we live.

UC Careers’ Annual Event Empowering Women

RSVP via UC Careers today! Also you can spread the word: Share the event and RSVP on social media.

Guest speakers at UC Careers’ annual event will explore the following questions and calls to action:   

Have you thought about what women bring to leadership?
Let’s pause and recognize leadership skills and attributes within ourselves and others, and the value of these. Also let’s think about how these can be leveraged to develop and demonstrate leadership.

How would you define leadership? 
Or have you thought about the meaning women attach to the word leadership? We aim to broaden what we know leadership to be, and celebrate how we can all demonstrate leadership, no matter what opportunities we choose to pursue.

Let’s overcome real/perceived barriers! 
Sometimes women are held back. What’s stopping women from reaching higher, from taking the lead, and breaking through to the top? We want to break down the barriers holding women back from leadership experiences, so make sure you come and hear the advice these inspirational speakers are keen to share.

Lastly, let’s gather some words of wisdom. 
A few words and actions can make a big difference. Hear words of wisdom from our guest speakers to support women to embrace leadership.

Remember – Become a leader by empowering women (and yourself)!

RSVP via UC Careers today!    

Also you can spread the word: Share the event and RSVP on social media.

Women’s health and wellness matters

Has your health ever affected your study? Or have you ever wondered what you can do to boost your wellness? This year, UC Careers Annual Careers Event for Women, themed Empowering Women’s Safety and Wellbeing in Work explores health experiences of 51% of the population. Sharing stories helps us feel we aren’t alone and helps us better understand our peers.  

One of our guest speakers is Hannah Blakely, a Registered Clinical Psychologist who runs a private practice. She works with women and their families in the context of health issues affecting women and supports them to look after their wellbeing. She will discuss women’s health experiences, how to boost women’s wellbeing throughout their cycles, and how women can look after themselves at work during pregnancy.         

This event is for all students interested in learning more about experiences affecting 51% of New Zealand’s population and how we all can contribute to a positive and safe work environment for everyone.

Tuesday 7 August, 5.00pm -7.00pm
Undercroft 101
RSVP via CareerHub Events

Don’t forget, you can contribute to the conversation before the event through the UC Careers Facebook event page and Instagram using the hashtags #UCCareers #EmpoweringWomen