Microsoft/TechWomen and Sponsors got together to host this event in Christchurch for the community impacted by the Christchurch shooting incident to support, enable and upskill the community. This was primarily widows and young sons and daughters of the victims.
Part of the event consisted of a 30 min panel discussion with people from the community to speak about their dreams and challenges they are facing for companies to learn from and to understand how to help and support them.
The event was over two days with sessions around; personality and relationships using DISC, Intro to P&L and excel for small business by Bridgewest Ventures, IT career options and CV. creating by 40 Foot, AI workshop and potential roles in AI. It also discussed Microsoft free certification programs alongside mentorship program By Datacom and internships plus financial support towards certification by Bridgewest Ventures were offered.