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Thank you from TechWomen

As another challenging year draws to a close, we celebrate the highlights of 2021 and let you know what to expect in 2022.

While it was a shame to once again miss out on connecting in person as often as we’d like, we’re grateful to everyone who attended our online events, and to the wonderful people women who generously shared their time and expertise to help us deliver great content to our members.

2022 will be a busy year with a programme of content and events already in the works. Read more below.

We’d love to reach even more people women next year. Please share this newsletter with anyone you think would enjoy being part of TechWomen in 2022.

See you next year!

Ngā mihi
TechWomen Team

Executive Council News

From our Executive Council we farewelled Sarah-Jane Lawson and thank her sincerely for her valuable contribution.

Maja Lee and Pip Gilbert recently joined the Council and we can’t wait to work with them both next year. 

Thank you to those who responded to the call in our last newsletter for volunteers to join the Council. Our team is reviewing the expressions of interest and will be in touch.

TechWomen Executive Team – Expressions of Interest

The great engagement during our online events over the last two years tells us that they’re an effective way to reach lots of you around the country. We plan to continue offering some events as online or hybrid, even when we can go back to connecting in person.

As always, we welcome your feedback and ideas on our events.

In February ShadowTech Teachers was partly disrupted by Covid-19 restrictions but more than 40 organisations were still able to contribute. The call for Teachers and Mentors for 2022 is underway. Register here.

During TechWeek, TechWomen proudly worked together with Microsoft, Datacom, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Bridgewest Ventures, 40 Foot, University of Waikato and 109 to provide two days of workshops for the community affected by the 2019 Christchurch attack. You can watch a short panel discussion here.

In September TechWomen hosted a virtual networking event focused on mental health.

From March: 2021’s International Women’s Day theme was #ChooseToChallenge and TechWomen’s event focused on challenging organisations to support the advancement of women by encouraging men to take parental leave.

From May: Mentoring Circles kicked off again in May. We always need more mentors for this programme so please consider whether you could offer your skills in 2022.

From October: Rewatch our Power Skills session here. More than 400 attendees benefitted from our panel’s insights on the human skills required to be a great leader.

Coming up in 2022

While unfortunately we couldn’t see you in person in 2021, we are hopeful that we can arrange some in-person events in the New Year.

In the meantime, 2022 webinar planning is well underway. Keep an eye out for your invitation to a session on Imposter Syndrome.

The team has also been busy working on the Return to Work programme – thanks to everyone who has shared their time, expertise and experiences so far. Content will be launched next year so watch this space.

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