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worldwomen17 - Catalysts for Change - Christine Langdon

by Chris Woodwiss
Continuing our series, Catalysts for Change, we share the stories of women who attended world women 17 and whose lives have changed significantly since the conference in March 2017. We explore how it inspired and motivated them to be a catalyst for change, which was exactly the outcome we were hoping for. Here Christine Langdon talks about world women 17 and her journey since which has led her to become Co-founder and Chief of Good at The Good Registry - revolutionising giving for simplicity, social good and zero waste. We wish her luck for the launch this week. worldwomen17 -...

worldwomen17 - Catalysts for Change - Sonia McManus

by Jo Brothers
This is the second interview in our series Catalysts for Change as we share the stories of women who attended world women 17 whose lives have changed significantly since the conference in March 2017 and how it inspired and motivated them to be a catalyst for change, which was exactly the outcome we were hoping for. Jo Brothers had a morning catch up call with Sonia McManus , who was in the USA, talking to her about her journey since attending world women 17. worldwomen17 - Catalysts for Change - Sonia McManus Question - How did you hear about worldwomen17?...

The Unsettling Disparity of Reproductive Care Access in Foreign Countries

by Kate Harveston
All over the world, women struggle to get the healthcare they need. Even in some of the world's leading countries, women still need to fight to have access to reproductive care. However, the battle is much greater in countries that are still developing. Women are often shamed or left uneducated about the way their body truly works. Natural and healthy occurrences, such as periods, can leave women in some countries feeling uncomfortable in their own bodies. When they're not sure what to do, they may not seek the care they truly need. To start making changes around the world, we...

worldwomen17 - Catalysts for Change - Joanne Rama

by Jo Brothers
We are starting a series of blogs to share the stories of women who attended world women 17 whose lives have changed significantly since the conference in March 2017 and how it inspired and motivated them to be a catalyst for change, which was exactly the outcome we were hoping for. Jo Brothers spent an afternoon talking to Joanne Rama about her journey since attending world women 17. Question - How did you hear about worldwomen17 ? and what made you decide to attend the conference ? Joanne - I was sent the information about world women 17 by a...

Creativity and cause - letting the cause pick you

by Lindy Nelson
I’ve been pondering lately why is it that we get so connected to an idea, a belief, a cause? Why it is some people will persist, overcome setbacks and disappointments, and pour energy into a cause that really inspires them, while others share similar beliefs yet do not fully dedicate themselves to them? There are two reasons for my interest; making sense of my own dedication to my cause, and exploring the somewhat strange concept that you don’t actually pick causes or creativity, rather they pick you and there is a very good reason for this – it would appear...

100 years on, still waiting for equal pay

by Theresa Gattung
This column falls into the category of "I can't believe we are still talking about this stuff". Green MP Jan Logie's Private Member's Equal Pay Amendment Bill is due before Parliament today. New Zealand women are paid on average 12 per cent less an hour than men. Most of this difference can't be explained away by arguments such as education or time out of the workforce bringing up children. Women are getting paid less because they are women. And it's not getting any better. There has been no progress on closing the gap in recent years. Equal pay for jobs...

May Newsletter

Newsletter May 2017 Greetings – Kia ora koutou It is over a month since world women 17 and we have loved hearing your feedback, how the conference inspired and motivated you to be a catalyst for change, this is exactly the outcome we were hoping for. Many of you are also asking will there be another conference in 2018? We wanted to create awareness and action through world women 17, enable and create change, and in the remainder of 2017 and early 2018 we will be focusing our energies into three or four key areas as highlighted below. As we...

worldwomen17 follow up

Greetings – Kia ora koutou Thank you for joining us for an amazing weekend at world women 17. Seeing so many women connecting, laughing, dancing and crying was something very special. We really appreciate the lovely feedback you have given - we are incredibly humbled by all your praise and love! Our intention was to invite women as speakers who are changing the world through their initiatives. Their examples showed us that you do not have to be an achiever but an activator, following your "great hunger" as Dr Tererai Trent so wonderfully put it. The main point we wanted...

March Newsletter

Newsletter March 2017 Greetings – Kia ora koutou world women 17 is just around the corner and we’re working hard to put the finishing touches on what will be much more than just a conference. We see it as the beginning of a possible movement that we’d like you to be part of. As we celebrate International Women’s Day , here’s a special message from one of world women’s founders, Theresa Gattung. And speaking of celebrating women, 7 women who seriously wanted to attend world women 17 and reached out to us are able to do so due to the...

February Newsletter

Newsletter February 2017 Greetings – Kia ora koutou Our event, worldwomen17, is just around the corner. More than 400 women will connect with each other and our inspiring speakers to spark new ideas and action. It is exciting to be hosting this inaugural event that will take our dreams to a new level! We believe in the innate gifts of women - listening and thinking out of the box while being grounded at the same time. It is easy to live only ‘in our heads’, without a connection to our communities, and our families. This can leave us so easily...

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