Events Programme

Wihn events programme


The WiHN Events Programme offers a variety of workshops, guest speaker events and networking opportunities throughout the year. The events will cover a range of topics rooted in women, leadership and health. The knowledge, skills and networks developed from these events aim to equip wahine with the experience and support needed to succeed personally and in a health related degree and career.


purpose of THE programme

The programme has the purpose to further the social interests and educational value of women studying health related degrees. By complementing the WiHN Mentoring Programme, it serves as a platform for women to form valuable networks with other women studying health related degrees and working within the health sector. Some events will have special focus on helping participants to develop skills that will support the transition into the workforce and enable to thrive within the health sector.

The programme is open to members and non-members, with priority entry to events granted to WiHN members. Some events may be restricted to women studying specific health related degrees, but largely we welcome youth of all genders and degrees of studies to attend and participate in the conversation of women's role and rights in the health sector.

content of THE programme

The details of the specific events within are in the incubation stage and are not limited to the content listed. Stay up to date on our events by checking out our Upcoming Events, subscribing to our network and liking our Facebook page. 

Event content may include:

  • Guest speakers involving women health professionals, leaders, politicians, and alumni

  • Networking events with WiHN members, non-members, women health professionals, leaders, politicians and alumni

  • Workshops on competency building and skills needed to enter the workforce (e.g. CV writing and ‘how to sell yourself’)

  • Workshops for public policy-oriented advocacy

  • Opportunities to attend external events on behalf of WiHN

  • Future career opportunities - both clinical and non-clinical careers

  • Internship opportunities available for women students studying health related degrees 

upcoming events

The Start of Something New: Welcome to First Year

When:  6.00pm on Wednesday 11 March 2019
Where: Science Centre 302-G20, University of Auckland.

Are you in your first year of a health-related degree at the University of Auckland? Or just wanting to know a little more about Women in Health Network? Come along to our first event of the year to hear from three awesome women speaking about their own first year and the value of getting involved with WiHN.

The Start of Something New: Welcome to First Year will provide you with tips and tricks on getting through your first few weeks and surviving the year. You will also find out about the work WiHN does for women students in health-related degrees, and how you can become part of our mentoring programme.

Our three awesome women speakers include:
Dayeon Lee: Founder and of WiHN and third year MBChB student
Samantha Rita-Kata: Third year BNurs student
Samantha Santayana: Current WiHN Health Sciences Specialty Lead and second year BHSc student

The event will be followed by dessert platters and hot drinks. You won't want to miss out!