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The organisations have come together to empower women with a diverse range of thinking at all levels of the HealthTech industry and assist with effecting cultural change.

These organisations are created from a broad sector representing over 200 companies across New Zealand from early stage start-ups and research medical technology companies, to privately owned New Zealand suppliers and global multinationals.

Women in HealthTech will initially be focused on providing an array of educational and networking events and the opportunity for mentoring and collaborating with other organisations in health, women’s affairs and business innovation.

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In late 2022, the WiHT committee came together to develop a 12-month strategic plan to make the most of our growing network. As a result, we have some exciting activities to share with you this year. We've developed some key areas, or pillars, to focus on for 2023. These will form the basis of our activities this year.

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The committee felt that at least one or all of these strategic pillars would resonate with the majority of WiHT members. More information on each of the pillars and their associated activities such as workshops, online events and a mentoring programme will be released throughout the year.

The first event is a workshop which will focus on gender bias in the workplace and how to manage this situation effectively. We will run this workshop in March 2023 to celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’.

Make sure you're signed up to our newsletter to be the first to receive more details on this event as they will be released soon.

Kelly Burrowes

KELLY BURROWES

Associate Professor at Auckland Bioengineering Institute and Chair of Women in Health Tech.

Kelly has been a researcher in the field of Bioengineering and Medical Technologies for more than 15 years. She is passionate about creating a thriving Health Tech network in New Zealand to support women and increase diversity in this field.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-burrowes-b9313b81/

Tori Walker

TORI WALKER

Country Sales Manager, Applied Medical

Tori is an experienced, senior leader who is inspired by working in varied environments where she can clearly contribute to the success of an organisation. Her key strengths are around creating and building enduring relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships and achieve results.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toriwalkerauckland/

Laura Pedofsky

LAURA PEDOFSKY

Customer Success Lead, JUNOFEM

Laura holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Canterbury and a Masters in Dairy Science and Technology (Distinction) from Massey University. She is pursuing a PhD in Bioengineering, researching women's pelvic floor muscle health. 

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurapedofsky/

Nicole Gray

NICOLE GRAY

Communications Manager, Orion Health and Precision Driven Health

Nicole is an experienced, versatile writer and communications professional, with a love for language and communication in all their forms. Nicole has spent much of her career working in the STEM space, and has a particular affinity for health; an area which impacts every one of us. She is passionate about encouraging diversity in STEM, empowering women and affecting cultural change.  

Contact: nicole.gray@orionhealth.com

Julie Choisne

JULIE CHOISNE

Research Fellow, Auckland Bioengineering Institute at University of Auckland

For me, WiHT is about creating connections and networking for women at all levels in their career.

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/julie-choisne-809b4163

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me;

I am a free human being with an independent will. 

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

We look forward to you signing up and joining the Women in HealthTech community! If you have any questions or would like to join, please click the Join Now below and we will respond to any questions and will include you on future events.

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