Making New Zealand home - National Library of NZ
Making New Zealand home
Media Release from the National Library of New Zealand 7 October 2013
The challenges and opportunities of starting life in a new land are the focus of a discussion at the National Library this week.
Women from different ethnic backgrounds will share their insights about developing their careers in New Zealand, bringing up families in a foreign land, building capacity for community, and actively playing a role in making a difference in the New Zealand society in a discussion at the National Library in Wellington on Saturday October 12th.
The event will include opportunities for the audience to join with the panel in reflecting on the past and present and looking forward to the future.
The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Pushpa Wood, who migrated from India to New Zealand. Director of the Financial Literacy Centre, Massey University, she is recognised as a world expert in literacy and financial literacy.
The speakers are:
Annie Coates, originally from Myanmar; teacher and community worker, winner of the Prime Minister’s Social Hero Award
Elizabeth Chan, a Kiwi Chinese; Deputy Convenor of the Young Lawyer’s Committee
Anna Guenther, half American and half NZ; co-founder of PledgeMe, New Zealand first crowd-funding programme
Sudha Thomas, radiographer, who previously worked in India and the Middle East. Associated with the Hindu Council of New Zealand
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Jason.Hansen@dia.govt.nz by October 9th.
Time: 1pm – 4.15pm, Saturday 12th October
Venue: National Library, 70 Molesworth St, Wellington