Migrant Career Support Trust (MCST) organised a workshop recently, to empower women from all walks of life and ethnicities with the power of knowledge to acclaim their dreams and aspirations in the new digital world.

The workshop organised on Saturday, Feb 15, was supported by ANZ Bank, New Zealand Indian Central Association (NZICA) and New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) Manukau, which has provided the venue and infrastructure support.

Speaking to The Indian Weekender, Gaurav Gupta (Garry), the founder of the Trust said, “The purpose of this workshop was to enhance digital-capabilities of our women to empower them to thrive successfully in the modern, fast-paced economy.”

Notably, the Trust, which was founded last year, aims to provide support and assistance to migrant professionals striving to succeed in their careers in their chosen new country.

“Promoting and facilitating economic integration of migrant workers from different ethnic communities into our New Zealand society is one of the founding goals of this Trust,” Mr Gupta said. 

This event called “Empowering women in the digital age,” focused on explaining the importance of technology and its uses while also explaining safety measures against the potential threats posed by modern communication technologies. 

The workshop started with women holding hands and creating a circle of Trust and enriching a sense of whanau, followed by several successful women professionals sharing their expertise and digital knowledge with the participants. 

The workshop explained the importance of digital technologies in general and introduced with the already available generic tools to enhance work-efficiency. 

Speaking on occasion Brijesh Sethi, the founder of NZSE, said, “We want to create hope for the women in the society and build their confidence in achieving their aspirations.” 

ANZ Bank also gave a presentation on how to be empowered against any potential digital threats like online and phone banking scams.  

One of the attendees said, “I certainly felt the positive energy in the ambience because of the humility of everyone who contributed to organising this event and how it was facilitated smoothly. I strongly feel that these workshops can be a starting point for any woman who has her dreams and aspirations in life despite their challenges.”

A vote of thanks was presented by Ashima Singh who is a solicitor and a trustee with the MCST. 

Garry thanked the participants and expressed, “Our trust’s goal is to ensure that migrants can achieve economic independence and can instil confidence in themselves to take on the world and are gainfully employed with equal opportunities”.