Industry Engagement Day

Women in Tech has organised a mentoring program to offer students the opportunity to hear industry professionals talk about their careers and professional journeys.

If you are an ECMS or Future Environments student and would like to come along, you can sign up here:

Date : 10 August, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Our Panellists:

Jane Hwang


Jane is an IT leader with 20+ years of experience helping organisations leverage technology to make a difference for their people and customers. She has collaborated with Kiwi business and technology leaders to deliver digital solutions. She is currently General Manager, Northern Region at Solnet.

Angela Batistich


Angela has an extensive career in the Financial Services Industry as a Technology Leader with a dynamic and constantly evolving approach. She is currently Tech Area Lead – Wholesale Technologies at ANZ and also a passionate supporter of Women in Technology, actively involved in various mentoring programmes and leadership forums. For Angela, being a Tech Leader is not just about the Technology, it’s about the people and the experiences and opportunities it provides to be vehicles of change beyond and above where we are today and into the future.

Sune Rogers

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare - Strategy and Planning Manager

Creative at heart, analytical by nature. Sune is immensely intrigued by people and their unique differences. Differences that also form a common thread weaving us all together. Studying Software Development proved to her that she needed creativity more than she realised, so after pursuing many different things from starting her own art business giving art classes, to writing… she finally came to the conclusion she needed both logic and creativity. Sune absolutely loves her work. The structure and discipline required to execute to plan, and the freedom and creativity to innovate and find ways to fill the gaps.

Grace Mackinnon

The Energy Collective

Grace is Employee Experience Manager at The Energy Collective, which creates digital businesses that disrupt global utility retail markets. Grace has a background in human resources, inclusion and diversity and corporate social responsibility . She’s passionate about helping people to find the job and the company that best suits their purpose, values and goals.

Kimberley Ramsay


What does Tax Lawyer, Cheerleader & Tech Startup have in common? It’s the crazy bio of Kimberley Ramsay – a serial entrepreneur who was previously a tax lawyer/accountant who traded that in and followed her passion of cheerleading starting the sport and industry of cheerleading in New Zealand 20 years ago. She grew that business from 13 students in a school hall to become a global multi-million dollar tuition, apparel, tour & event business with 50 staff, covering three countries. Then during Covid she started Vidzing a tech startup.

Kelly Smith


Kelly commenced with Babcock Feb 2022 as the Fleet Manager for the RNZNs Support Force. The role entails being responsible for the MRO and E for HMNZS Aotearoa, Manawanui and Canterbury. Kelly is the only female engineer at this level in Babcock NZ Ltd.

Prior to Babcock….

Commander Kelly Smith joined the Royal New Zealand Navy as an Electronic Technician. She progressed through the ranks to Chief Petty Officer, the first female electronic technician to do so, commissioning to a General List (Weapon Engineering) Officer in 2007. After conducting her System Engineering Management Course with the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom, Kelly continued training and development, ashore and on HMNZ Ships Te Mana and Canterbury, gaining both her Weapon Engineering Charge and Engineering Charge Qualifications.

In 2012, Kelly was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. She was responsible for the planning, preparation and programme management of major maintenance periods for the RNZN Support Force.

Kelly then posted into the Maritime Operational Evaluation Team as the Fleet Damage Control Officer, achieving a milestone for the RNZN, as the first female in this position. In 2016, Kelly posted into the Centre of Engineering, working for Babcock (NZ) Ltd as the Engineering Change Portfolio Manager. Kelly was then posted to HMNZS Canterbury in 2017 as the Engineering Officer, which proved to be a very challenging but rewarding role.

During this period Kelly also studied towards a Bachelor of Applied Management. Following on from her EO role, Kelly was briefly posted as the Deputy Fleet Engineering Officer (Weapon Engineering), working within the Technical Seaworthiness Authority. In 2019, Kelly was selected for the role as Personal Staff Officer to the Vice Chief of Defence Force within the NZDF Headquarters in Wellington. At the start of 2020, Kelly posted into the Naval Engineering Authority as the Principal Engineer – Combat Systems and more lately as the Deputy Chief Naval Engineer, Naval Staff. Kelly has also become a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow through IMarEST.