On Wednesday, a group of Year 13 History students and student leaders went to the Old Government House at Auckland University for an International Women’s Day dinner. It was run by the Faculty of Arts and the theme was “An equal world is an enabled world”. We listened to two inspirational lectures about the history of International Women’s Day, unconscious gender bias and the gender pay gap. After a delicious dinner, we then listened to KDee Aimiti Ma’ia’i, a recent recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, who shared her incredible story with us. It was an inspirational evening and we left with lots to think about – empowered and filled with a huge sense of gratitude for the women around us and the possibilities for our futures.
Pictured above from left are Ms Kessell, Lucy White, Veronique Simmonds and Caitlin Blewden.