The Breeze celebrated International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8th!
Throughout the day we had special guests who are both inspiring and empowering in their field of work.
This year's theme of International Women’s Day is Embrace Equity — a chance to acknowledge fairness and impartiality.
This International Women’s Day we celebrated the Women in your lives, the Women who empower you, and the Women who work hard every day.
Listen to all the interviews below.
Petra Bagust - media personality and host of 'Grey Areas'
Petra has worked on NZ TV and radio for 30 years as a host, presenter and regular contributor. She currently hosts her own podcast called 'Grey Areas', is a mum-of-three and also works as a chaplain for the media industry.
Margo and Rosa Flanagan - Two Raw Sisters
Sisters Margo and Rosa Flanagan, are four-time best-selling authors, app creators, public speakers, and entrepreneurs. They run workshops at their Christchurch culinary school as well as tour the country sharing cooking tips and cooking demonstrations. Their plant-focused food platform aims to educate and inspire all eaters to create better lifestyles by making plants the centrepiece of every plate.
Dr Libby - Nutritional biochemist
Dr Libby is a well-known, internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author & speaker. Her new course Shake Off Sugar starts Monday 27th of March. It's a 6-week program designed to recover your energy and vitality, enhance the quality of your life, and help you kick the sweet stuff once and for all! For more information go to www.drlibby.com
Shae Ronald - CEO Youthline
Shae practised as a lawyer for 10 years including family and youth law and has over 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles in the community and quasi-government agencies, many in a youth focussed capacity. She stepped into the CEO role at Youthline 5 years ago after having worked in the organisation for a number of years. Shae has been a strong advocate for the mental health and well-being of young people for many years.
Dame Noeline Taurura - Head Coach for the Silver Ferns
Noeline Taurua was installed as the 11th Silver Ferns coach in 2018 and wasted little time in leaving her mark. In just 11 short months, the well-respected and affable Taurua completely transformed the Silver Ferns fortunes, from finishing out of the medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to world champions in 2019. It was the Silver Ferns's first world title in 16 years. Noeline was named as a Dame in the 2020 New Year Honours, just the third netballer to be awarded a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM).
Kim Willoughby - Singer for When The Cat's Away
Kim Willoughby is a singer, actress and voice-over artist who was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2021. Best known for her work with When the Cat’s Away in the late 1980s, she has worked with the country’s most celebrated entertainers and musicians.