Graduate Women Otago (GWO; Kā Wāhine Whakapūmau o Ōtākou) is a branch of Graduate Women New Zealand (GWNZ; Ngā Wāhine Whakapūmau o Aotearoa) and a member of Graduate Women International (GWI). Our values align with the mission statements of these institutions.
We aim to empower women by promoting lifelong education and research to improve the status of women and girls.
We aim to create a community of women, working together to use their expertise, knowledge and skills to effect positive change.
We aim to support women in their pursuit of knowledge and opportunities, helping them to achieve a sense of personal fulfilment.
We offer a number of scholarships funded by Graduate Women (Otago) or the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (Otago Branch) Charitable Trust. These scholarships are one way in which we empower and support women.
To enable Graduate Women Otago members to present original work at national and international conferences.Find Out More / Apply
To assist non-graduate women to take up paid or unpaid work in the community or to develop new skills or interests.Find Out More / Apply
To enable members to share their work/research or gain expertise by attending conferences, courses, workshops etc.Find Out More / Apply
To assist community organisations or community-based projects.Find Out More / Apply
To enable Graduate Women Otago members to complete a summer research project at the University of Otago.Find Out More / Apply