Celebrating International Women’s Day with Sisters in Tech

Our ESTEAM students (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) had the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day by connecting with professionals in the STEAM/TECH innovation arena at the Auckland Business Chamber.

The event highlighted this year’s theme: “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,” which highlights the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and developmental needs of women and girls.

“We were privileged to have the opportunity to hear from speakers including Eunique Cabrini Ikiua, Dan Te Whenua Walker and Teresa Otineru from Microsoft. Like all the stories shared, we were able to see their love for their Samoan and Māori cultures and everything they do to stay connected with their communities” said Anneka Salim.

Anahera Petera said “We were offered the opportunity to learn about the varied pathways available and how the technology industry can offer so much. All of us came away feeling really inspired about pursuing technology and breaking barriers surrounding the involvement of women and indigenous in the sector.”

“I think for most of us, the event opened our minds to understanding more about the opportunities in the tech industry. Connecting with these people really inspired me to think about potential career options in tech’ said Grace Hirst.

If you are in business and are interested in connecting with Westalke Girls please contact our Student Business Liaison, Barbara Scholten. E: [email protected]