For International Women’s Day we are bringing you a special episode on the theme of #BreakTheBias. Many of our previous podcast guests have faced some form of bias in their working lives. In this episode six wāhine talk about their experiences of bias at work and how they have fought to break it.
Stacey Morrison (Te Arawa, Ngāi Tahu) is a radio and TV broadcaster, journalist and author. Stacey talks about how women are perceived differently once they become mothers and the expectations women put on themselves.
Vic Maclennan is a technology entrepreneur and champion of digital capability for all. Vic speaks about gender pay discrimination and the power of supportive colleagues.
Teresa Tepania-Ashton (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa) is the Chief Executive of Māori Women’s Development Inc. Teresa talks about challenges at the intersection of ethnicity and gender and we can overcome bias by believing in ourselves.
Sarah Lang is Director of Government Advisory and Strategic Relationships at Beca. Sarah talks about struggling to be heard in male-dominated workplaces and the value of female role models.
Hema Patel is a senior business leader in the software and technology sectors. Hema speaks about breaking the bias by finding the courage to have the conversation or ask the question.
Caren Rangi (Cook Islands Māori) is a professional director and supporter of Aotearoa’s Pacific community. Caren talks about challenging the expectations we hold of ourselves and cutting ourselves some slack.