Staff and female students are invited to come along and hear from Old Collegian and Personal Brand Specialist Jo Martin as she gives advice on successfully overcoming key challenges in work and life for women, all in honour of celebrating International Women's Day.
Careers Coordinator Tracey Butchers, the member of staff that came up with the idea of marking the occasion, is thrilled with the positive response so far.
“International Women’s Day is a fantastic opportunity for the young women of King’s College to gather together to acknowledge and celebrate women’s struggles and achievements throughout history,” says Tracey.
“As an old Collegian, our guest speaker Jo Martin will be invaluable in sharing some of her own experiences of life at King’s in the early 90’s and offer advice to students on how to forge a career as a woman in an ever changing and dynamic world of work.”
Five female students have jumped at the chance to head the Student Committee, opting to raise money for Women’s Refuge New Zealand with gold coin donations at the door.
“International Women's Day is a day of celebration and solidarity, and at King's, a day to empower female students to make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others, says Student Committee member Laura Brockie (Year 13, Taylor). "It is important to recognise women’s achievements and past struggles, but also the need to push for a more equitable society so women can realise their full potential.
"The College’s long standing relationship with Women’s Refuge inspired our choice of charity and we can be proud of our contribution to the safety and protection of women in New Zealand."