EQUALIZE HAMILTON KIRIKIRIROA
FRIDAY 21 JULY 2023, 10:00AM-1:00PM CLAUDELANDS EVENTS CENTRE
Three hours of inspiring conversation with
your MCs for the Day: comedian, writer and
champion for women Michèle A’Court and
Olympian Sarah Cowley Ross.
9:30am DOORS OPEN
10:00am MIHI WHAKATAU
10:05am EQUALIZE INTRODUCTION Sarah Cowley Ross
10:10am TOP OF THE WORLD
World super bantamweight champion Mea Motu and 2022 World Rugby Player of the Year Ruahei Demant join Sarah Cowley Ross in conversation about their journeys to the top and the key ingredients to success in sport and life.
10:50am SHORT BREAK
10:55am TO BE A GIRL
Founder of Iranian Women in NZ Forough Amin provides a global perspective on being a girl in 2023, followed by Q&A with Michèle A’Court.
11:10am TAKING THE LEAD
GirlBoss entrepreneur Alexia Hilbertidou presents an inspiring talk on stepping up and stepping in to realise your dreams, with follow-up Q&A with Sarah Cowley Ross.
11:25am SHORT BREAK
11:35am STORIES ABOUT OUR BODIES
Actor and writer Morgana O’Reilly presents a short excerpt from her moving solo show Stories About My Body followed by a discussion with Perlina Lau about how women are judged, and judge themselves, about their bodies.
12.10pm LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD
The road to equity has been hard fought with progress made, but much still outstanding. One of the leaders of New Zealand’s 1970s feminist movement, Ngahuia te Awekotuku joins groundbreaking businesswoman Theresa Gattung, Human Rights Masters graduate and rugby board member Arizona Leger, and emerging music star Robinson to reflect on the journey to 2023, and the pathways ahead, chaired by Michèle A’Court.
1:00pm FINISH Sarah Cowley Ross