Research that benefits women, awards for second-chance education for women and awards to support refugee women to study is among the awards that will be presented to 18 women totaling nearly $55,000. Attendance is expected to be over 100 people where guests will be able to hear the stories of these inspirational women ‘creating new horizons’ for themselves, their whanau and communities.
These awards will be presented at the Auckland Awards ceremony at 1:30pm, Saturday 12 August 2017 at the Auckland University of Technology, South Campus in Manukau. New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura celebrates 26 years of service to education and research this year. All awardees are in tertiary study or are undertaking research and a new award this year sees adventure experiences with Outward Bound as well.
Awardees, Trustees and guests will be joined by guest speaker Tina Cross ONZM, New Zealand icon, entertainer and celebrity. The research sponsored by New Horizons for Women Trust and undertaken by Elizabeth Luke in 2015 reveals that award recipients acknowledge both tangible and intangible benefits. “Tangible benefits are associated with financial support of the awards for study or research, or relief from domestic financial stress,” she says. “Intangible benefits include improved confidence and self-worth, motivation, and career opportunities.”
The Trust started in 1990 when three separate interest groups came together, Business & Professional Women (interested in education awards for women), United Women’s Convention (with an interest in second-chance education), and Society for Research on Women (SROW, with their interest in research on women).
All queries to the Trust Manager, Mary Goodwin by email: firstname.lastname@example.org