New Zealand creative and MC Michèle A’Court introduces EQUALIZE: The State of Play, a discussion on equity for women at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui joins CNN sports anchor Amanda Davies to discuss the FIFA Women's World Cup™, being a role model and leaving a legacy.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura joins CNN sports anchor Amanda Davies to discuss the rise of women’s football, the gender pay gap, and how the 2023 tournament exceeded all expectations.
Former Prime Minister Dame Jacinda Ardern joins CNN sports anchor Amanda Davies to discuss the biggest sporting event in New Zealand's history, holding a position of power, and finding joy in the little things.
Hollywood screen creative, activist and football enthusiast Natalie Portman joins CNN sports anchor Amanda Davies to discuss Angel City FC, pay parity, and equity in sport.
Four remarkable women come together to share their personal and professional experiences of equity and inequity. Showcasing former Prime Minister Dame Jacinda Ardern, screen and football groundbreaker Natalie Portman, FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura and rugby icon Ruby Tui in conversation with Māori broadcaster and music artist Moana Maniapoto.
Join two mother-daughter combos – Barbara and her daughter Michele Cox, the first parent-child combo to play together in a football international (in 1987), and the writers and artists Kim Meredith and Courtney Sina Meredith - to take a lively intergenerational look at how much (or little) progress in their fields has been made, in conversation with Alex Casey.
Olympian and world record holder Dame Valerie Adams joins journalist and sportswoman Madeleine Chapman to discuss the triumphs and challenges of a life striving for victory, inclusion, and equity on and off the field.
Achieving equity, financial or otherwise, requires tenacity and skill. From pay parity to representation at the board table or in the sporting CEOs office, victories remain hard won. Three exceptional women who have walked the talk – Sport NZ CEO Raelene Castle, US Women Players Association ED Becca Roux, and public law expert and Global Women member Mai Chen – share stories of the battlefield with Sarah Cowley Ross.
Join three glass ceiling breakers who have charted a course to success in a male-dominated world: Naomi Ballantyne is the first woman in the world to found two life insurance companies, Alexia Hilbertidou is building a network of young women to move confidently into STEM subjects, and US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone is the first woman to hold that role. They discuss their journeys with Sarah Cowley Ross.
The road to equity has been hard fought with progress made, but much is still outstanding. One of the leaders of New Zealand’s 1970s feminist movement, Emeritus Professor Ngahuia te Awekotuku, joins groundbreaking businesswoman Theresa Gattung, Human Rights Masters graduate and rugby board member Arizona Leger, and emerging music star Robinson to reflect on the journey to 2023, and the pathways ahead, chaired by Michèle A’Court.
Founder of Iranian Women in NZ Forough Amin provides a global perspective on being a girl in 2023, followed by Q&A with writer and champion for women Michèle A’Court.
World super bantamweight champion Mea Motu and 2022 World Rugby Player of the Year Ruahei Demant join Olympian Sarah Cowley Ross in conversation about their journeys to the top and the key ingredients to success in sport and life.
Leaders in their fields and committed to equity for all are life insurance company founder Naomi Ballantyne, FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman, Washington Post Asia-Pacific editor Anna Fifield, and US football Olympian, broadcaster and girls’ foundation founder Julie Foudy. They join Perlina Lau in conversation to talk about reframing the story for the next generations and leading from the front.
Former NZ footballers Sarah Gregorius and Rebecca Sowden, and winner of the 2023 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award Latayvia Tualasea Tautai are immersed in campaigns looking to set the record straight. They talk activism and empowerment with Judy O’Brien.
At the board table, around the negotiating table, at the chef’s table, or in the recording studio, here are four women who have claimed space where men have dominated the landscape. Join three hatted chef Monique Fiso, New Zealand’s first female CEO of a stock exchange listed company Theresa Gattung, US football pay parity champion Becca Roux, and music legend Bic Runga, in conversation with Michèle A’Court.
Born in 2020, US Women’s League club Angel City deeply embeds itself in LA through sports, education, equity, and food security. With their inaugural season in 2022, they use football to uplift the community and raise the bar in all endeavors. Cofounder and President Julie Uhrman speaks with Megan Compain about revolutionising women's football.
What do young women today make of the world they are navigating? Reflecting on the times as they become the next movers and shakers, human rights masters graduate and governance rep Arizona Leger, and rising star singer-songwriter Georgia Lines in conversation with Perlina Lau.
Writer and director Eleanor Bishop is the co-creator (with Karin McCracken) of the theatre piece Yes Yes Yes devised for teenagers. In conversation with Michèle A’Court, she discusses healthy relationships, desire and consent.
Three remarkable sportswomen discuss their achievements and the hurdles overcome to shine both on the sporting stage and in their lives. Join the first woman to summit Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen Lydia Bradey, world super bantamweight champion and domestic violence survivor Mea Motu, and gold-medal winning athletics Paralympian Holly Robinson, in conversation with Perlina Lau.
2023 Billy T James Award-winning comedian Abby Howells returned to the stand-up stage in 2019 after quitting seven years earlier due to sexual harassment. She tells her story and then discusses navigating challenging times with Perlina Lau.
In the journey to gender equity, are we getting warm, hot, or still languishing in the cold? Join award-winning NZ writer Fiona Farrell, New Zealand’s first Māori Professor of Law Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui), and actor and broadcaster Perlina Lau for a lively conversation with Michèle A’Court.
Cultural commentator Alex Casey speaks about experiences of everyday sexism with Michèle A’Court.