We provide all women with an unique platform that allows women to network, share ideas, learn something new, market/sell your products and many more things.
Live Your Dream
Live Your Dream is a program to inspire and build self-confidence and educate to recognize opportunities and adopt with the changing markets. The program encourages people to develop self-awareness and inspire their creative potential with a specific focus on their contribution to a more diverse New Zealand workforce and society. We will be conducting series of workshops in Auckland communities on building creative confidence, skill assessing and creating entrepreneurial awareness.
Community Connect Youth
The main objective of Community Connect is helping youth to discover, express and develop their unique creativity. It includes goal setting, action plans and reflection statements. It creates space for youth to engage in own career development process, awareness of future employment, careers and entrepreneur options. The program is a mix of three meetups / workshops with the main aim of discover, express and develop. All meets ups are interactive with hands on activities.
Diversity Job Fair
We aim to address the diversity of the women entrepreneurs and an attempt to provide a better understanding of the phenomenon by building confidence, identifying the strengths, providing support for their entrepreneur journey and providing a platform to showcase their ideas such as community fair or exhibition by the end of the project. The aim is to build courage and passion to be different in building entrepreneurial leadership. In collaboration between Migrant Action Trust and AUT.
Everyone do have a passion for something in their life that motivates or inspire in some way. Laavanya is one of them and passionate about digital drawing and oil painting.
"Empowering Aspiring Entrepreneurs | Supporting: Developing: Connecting."
WHAT WE DO
Creative confidence program
Creative confidence program is designed to encourage people to develop self-awareness and inspire their creative potential with a specific focus on their contribution to a more diverse and innovative New Zealand workforce and society. The program includes hands-on activities to know themselves better, to identify opportunities, and to put in action new tools and techniques for creative thinking, collaboration, leadership, and entrepreneurial logic
Service for potential entrepreneur aspiring to start her own business enterprise. It helps the prospective entrepreneurs to introspect their strengths and weaknesses, encourages people to develop skills.
Entrepreneur awareness program
Entrepreneur awareness program supports people to formulate entrepreneurial thinking. Participants are motivated for starting their own enterprise and briefed on the opportunities available for such enterprises, keeping in mind the resources and technical feasibility. It’s beneficial for job seekers or who are considering entrepreneurial activities and wish to strengthen their professional network, are looking for talent, partners, or investors.
It is a unique and highly flexible combination of business development processes, infrastructure and people designed to nurture new and small businesses by helping them to survive.
Entrepreneur development program
Entrepreneurship Development Program is a programme meant to develop entrepreneurial abilities among the people. The program covers refining of ideas, assessing the added value of the concept, development, and polishing of entrepreneurial skills into a person needed to establish and successfully run his / her enterprise. It involves equipping participants with the required skills and knowledge needed for starting, funding and resourcing the start-ups.
The objective of this service is to equip the budding entrepreneurs with all the various contemporary tools of funding and marketing such as crowdsourcing, virtual world, social media etc.
Dr SANGEETA KARMOKAR
Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Sangeeta has been integral part of education, research and community engagement. Her practice-based research interest lies at the intersection of the entrepreneurship and design discipline with a special interest in social and women entrepreneurship. Sangeeta’s expertise involves design thinking, digital innovation, entrepreneurial strategy, women entrepreneurship and working with community.
Chief Digital Officer/Trustee.
Pablo is specialized in advanced Human Centered design principles, both design and implementation as well as digital disruption and innovation. Rich experience real innovation across a variety of projects, nothing excites me more than successful delivery and making an impact that matters. He is a senior creative and experience design professional with more than 17 years’ experience in all aspects of digital solutions (B2C and B2B) and visual thinking.
Ankita is a Business Development Manager by profession with an experience of over 3 years in this field. Being a big admirer of self-grown businesses, she is also actively involved as president Asia-Pacific in a startup called 'Innovitas'.A travel enthusiast by nature, she has traveled across 16 countries and has a lot of travel stories to share.
Ayan is a Public health professional who has been working in health promotion and education for over 10 years. Working to make a positive difference in the lives of refugee and migrant people. Her areas of interests include mental health & coping method of Refugee population, nutrition and healthy lifestyle, disability and sexual and reproductive health. She has a growing passion for digital technology and the link to health and community development.
Albert Ruban is a graduated physiotherapist and psychologist from India. He has been involved in community in various roles such as Senior Rehab Coordinator, Teacher Aide, community support worker, Therapeutic massage practioner for several years. Albert has been involved in the Srilankan Tamil Community and works along with people. He teaches dance, language and culture to New Zealand born Tamil children and makes short movies based on social awareness.
Laavanya has been a part of wen Centre from the start. Laavanya moved to New Zealand after completing her bachelors in IT and Masters in business administration. She completed her post graduate at AUT. Her passion for digital technology and administration drew her to project coordination and her strong thoughts on how every women should grow in confidence and become the person they truly desire drew her to Women Entrepreneurship Centre.