Workshop Outcomes: Wellington

Mid-Career Breaks: Surviving & Thriving Our first public workshop in Wellington generated a lively conversation around the mid-career break: how to decide to take one, how to best manage employees while they’re on one and how to develop supportive policies to successfully transition them back to work.  Many thanks to everyone who attended our sold-out,…

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Healthy Minds: Meridian’s focus on mental health

Meridian’s focus on mental health For Meridian Energy, caring for staff goes beyond what you’d usually expect. For the country’s biggest generator of electricity, the mental health and well-being of its employees and the communities it serves is one of its biggest priorities. Meridian’s Healthy Minds programme is a six-week programme which focuses on several…

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Walking the Talk: University of Auckland

Walking the Talk: University of Auckland The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Auckland (which is a Founding Partner of Diversity Agenda) recently held an internal workshop to discuss the Faculty of Engineering’s diversity ambitions, and how to best achieve their goals. Read on for a recap of the event from Suzanne…

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Diversity Agenda in the news

We’re so thankful for our Founding Partners, Change Makers and advocates that help drive the conversation around diversity in our industries. Have a look at the latest stories covering our initiative. NZ Manufacturer: Women in Engineering, Alisha Baddock Alisha Baddock, Christchurch-based engineer at Beca, is featured in NZ Manufacturer’s ‘Women in Engineering’ recurring feature. Read…

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RSVP today for the Wellington workshop

Contemplating time off but worried about what it will mean for your career? Anxious about how to manage a part-time workforce? Join Diversity Agenda for a collaborative discussion with a diverse panel from across the architecture and engineering industries as they discuss mid-career breaks, how men and women can bounce back into the workforce after…

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Building a Case for Change

Surveys & Data: Build a Case for Change While more and more organisations are making real changes when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion, we understand that it still takes a lot of work to get buy-in from all levels of an organisation before new policies can be implemented. There are myriad resources out…

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Workshop Outcomes

Workshop Outcomes Our inaugural workshop in Auckland on 5 July was a vibrant event, with the room filled to the brim with ideas, stories and conversation. It further proved that while there’s still much to be done in our industries, there’s a groundswell of doers ready to drive change. While our workshop was only open…

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Real Talk: Sheila Karimi

Real Talk: Sheila Karimi By Megan Berger Our Real Talk series features women and men in engineering and architecture talking about the challenges and less-than-enjoyable experiences often come along with being a woman – or just being different –  in our industries. For Iranian-born Sheila Karimi, a career in engineering was inevitable. Her father, sister,…

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Diversity allies

Diversity allies Architecture+Women NZ Architecture+Women NZ brings together the diverse practices of women trained in the field of architecture and seeks to raise their profile in the public realm. This is done through networks, events, publication and policy, and is free to join. Find out more Diversity Works NZ Diversity Works helps businesses around the…

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Becoming an ally for all

Becoming an ally for all By Megan Berger Lynda Simmons is an ally for women in architecture in every sense of the word. As a sole practitioner, a registered architect and a professional teaching fellow at Auckland University School of Architecture and Planning, she’s exposed to the inner-workings of the industry from top to bottom;…

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