Thu 26 Oct 2023 AT 17:30 pm , Auckland

New Professionals: Empowered Voices: Intersectionality in the Public Sector

The IPANZ new professionals, Auckland Government Women's Network and the Pan-Asian Public Sector Network brings you this panel discussion that will delve into the experiences of women and gender-diverse people who are young professionals in the public sector. We will address the challenges they face and celebrate their strengths and accomplishments. This event will cover topics such as fostering inclusive work environments, identity in the workplace and career journeys.

The event will start with an hour-long Q&A panel discussion, followed by refreshments and nibbles.


Alika Wells (they/them) – Insights and Evaluation Advisor for Aktive

Dr Lovely Dizon (she/her) – Research and Evaluation Advisor at Visionwest Community Trust, Researcher at the University of Auckland

Litiana Karika (she/her) – Principal Policy Advisor – Langa Le Va, MBIE

Mackenzie Blucher (she/her/ia), Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kūrī – Policy Advisor, Auckland Council

This event welcomes all professionals in the public sector who are interested in engaging with this topic.

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