Empowering Women’s Safety & Wellbeing in Work

Each year UC Careers organises the Annual Careers Event for Women, where staff and students come together to celebrate 51% of New Zealand’s population in work.

This year’s event, Empowering Women’s Safety & Wellbeing in Work, draws on topical stories shared in the media to support women to thrive in work.   

We have three empowering ladies joining us at this year’s event, HR manager (Lane Neave) Georgie Mortensen, senior solicitor (GCA Lawyers) Emily Flaszynski, and registered clinical psychologist Hannah Blakely, who will share their knowledge and wisdom to support students with career development. This includes knowing their work rights, including their right to safe workplaces, and how to support their health and wellbeing throughout their cycles and life experiences as women.


L-R: Georgie Mortenson, Emily Flaszynski and Hannah Blakely

With drinks and nibbles provided at the start of the event, this is an invaluable networking opportunity for both students and staff.

Our guest speakers will form a panel later in the evening for staff and students to ask questions. This is a unique opportunity to share real-life stories and scenarios, and hear from professional women in support of women in their career success.

We encourage you to share this event with your colleagues and students, and join in the conversation before the event through Instagram and the UC Careers Facebook event page using the hashtags, #UCCareers and #EmpoweringWomen

UC Careers would like to give a special thanks to postgraduate students Kara Kennedy and Danielle Dubien who joined Robyn Cummins and Sarah Tabak from UC Careers to plan and organise this event. They have an amazing amount of enthusiasm and passion for supporting and empowering women to thrive in work.