Members of the Zonta Club of East Auckland spent Saturday, May 13 experiencing fellowship at a combined meeting with members from other Zonta clubs in Area One.
Participants attended from Whangarei, Hatea, Mangawhai, Hibiscus Coast, Auckland and South Auckland.
“We were also privileged to have District Governor Phillipa Jacobs-Lowry, Lieutenant Governor Jen McKinlay-Birkin, Foundation Ambassador Janet Hope and Irene King offering a range of informative and interesting presentations relating to international and national projects,” said Robyn Fox of the Zonta Club of East Auckland.
“The most special feature of the day was when we heard from guest speaker Greissen Leslie from Rocket Lab.
“Greissen provided us insights into her work, the influences in her life that lead to her choices and success, and her reflections on being a young woman in a STEM industry.
Greissen highlighted for us all, issues relating to gender equity in a scientific engineering world and how she has developed strategies for dealing with these.
“Her presentation inspired us all including the Z Club (young Zontians) members from Macleans College and Howick College whose idea of possible career choices were so enthusiastically presented.
“Members of Zonta’s work in striving for gender equality was affirmed as being as essential and relevant as it has been for 100 years.”