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International Women’s Day 2023: “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for gender equality”.


8 March 2023


5:00 pm


GridAKL Lysaght Building

Event description

Nau mai, Haere mai!

Join us at an in-person event as we come together to celebrate with a dynamic and distinguished panel of speakers to talk about this year’s IWD theme. Diversify your network and create new cultural connections with our professionals across the Creative Industries to explore and engage in Digital Innovation for a more equitable future in Technology.

Invest your time by sharing in the work of UN Women Aotearoa NZ by taking actions for the Equality of Women in the World.

When: Wednesday 08 March
Time: 5:15pm-8.00pm – Arrive from 5.15pm (Doors will open, event starts at 5:45pm)
Where: Grid |AKL - John Lysaht Building, 101 Pakenham Street, West Wynard Quarter, Auckland 1010

Parking: Wynyard Car park, on corner of Halsey and Pakenham St West, Wynyard Qtr.….

A panel of STEM/Digi-savvy women and men talking about how to reduce social and economic inequalities for women and girls in a digital world includes;

Keynote Speakers

Julia Arnott-Neenee – CEO | Fibre Fale

Dr Diana Albarrán González PhD. – Design Researcher | Lecturer Creative Arts & Industry Faculty of Auckland University.


Ngapera Riley – CEO | Figure NZ      
Rhonda Kite  – Director & Founder | KiwaDigital
Richie Hardcore  – Educator & Speaker | Board member of White Ribbon NZ
Dr Angus Campbell – Director of Design | Deputy Head of School Elam School of Fine Arts & Design, Auckland University

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The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023 (IWD 2023) is, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. This theme is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.

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