With a key focus on empowering women through business, diversity and cultural equality, the conference aimed to understand the power of women entrepreneurs and business leaders to lead economic growth in the region.
One of the Office of Ethnic Communities very own youth leaders Shawn Thomas, 22, was the force behind ‘Meri Padosan (PK)’. Based on the 1968 Indian Bollywood Classic film, it featured 45 local performers and 45 Bollywood dance medleys.
The Office of Ethnic Communities attended a public meeting in Auckland organised the by the New Zealand Chinese Student Association on Friday 1 April. The meeting was held in response to the spate of violent attacks and robberies involving Asian students in Auckland. Approximately 400 people including students, community leaders, media, tertiary institute representatives, officials and members of parliament attended the event.
The Professionelle’s latest career development event for women, Begin with Success, was held at AUT on 11 April. Founded in 2007, Professionelle is a well-established organisation that focuses on supporting women in business, offering pragmatic advice and connecting professional women at all stages of their careers. Supported by AUT Business School this event attracted over 200 women from various business backgrounds, education sectors and leadership development associations.