Sep 20 2023


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

EmpowerHER: Celebrating Suffrage Day with progress and empowerment

Join us as we commemorate the remarkable journey towards gender equality and celebrate the relentless spirit of women who fought for their voices to be heard. You’ll hear from empowering speakers who will explore the impact of suffrage, its repercussion in today’s society, and the ongoing work for complete inclusivity.

Migoto Eria, Head of Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa, looks at the relationship between Heretaunga chief Hēnare Tōmoana and his wife Ākenehi Pātoka, who signed the suffrage petition in 1893, and reflects on the synergy between wāhine and whenua.

Vanisa Dhiru, a leading Aotearoa advocate for diversity, inclusion and equality, will look at what we can learn from the 1890s suffragists when creating a force for change in our future industries. Suffrage was about changing the status quo and being the first in the world to gain the vote, but how can we keep momentum and who should be involved?

Mark your calendar and be part of this Suffrage Day webinar as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and ignite inspiration for a future where every voice is heard, and every woman empowered.