I’ve only got round to summing up an amazing experience that I was involved in earlier this year. After attending Wellington’s Women Who Get Shit Done last year a few of us came together and decided to do it down here on the South Island.
110 women from all over New Zealand met together for two and half days in beautiful Governer’s Bay in Christchurch to talk, plan, forge friendships and generally get shit done into the future.
A safe space for those who identify as women and non-binary people who get shit done to come together to collaborate, feel supported and grow.
Also removing those barriers at conference, childcare, sponsorships, getting you there if it seems difficult. I’m so proud of that. And this isn’t a conference. This is an un-conference.
I have never worked on such an amazing team before, kindness oozing out of every corner of the process. Nothing was too much of a problem, every job got done. We all seemed to fit into our roles perfectly and this helped create a wonderful pace to create an event we are so so proud of.
It’s disheartening to live in a country where women are paid less than men, are on less boards, are seen less on stages alongside men. This is not about sectioning ourselves off, for me this is about creating a safe space where we can work together first and feel safe and confident there.
The next event is in Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty and you can register here!
All amazing photographs taken by the clever Erica Austin, Peanut Productions Photography