2019 Old Girls' News

Semi-finalist in SheEO Venture Awards

Congratulations to Old Girl Elisha Watson, founder of NISA, who is a semi-finalist in the SheEO Venture Awards. Elisha employs women from refugee backgrounds, giving them meaningful work making lingerie. NISA means 'women' in Arabic, but to Elisha and her team it stands for sisterhood. https://sheeo.world/2018-venture-annc/ (08/02/2019)

Visit from Hall of Fame Laureate

We had a wonderful visit from OG Nina Hall who has been visiting family over the summer and will be returning to Europe at the end of the week. Nina was inducted into the Marsden Hall of Fame in 2018 for her work in international relations, social justice and the environment. She is also Marsden’s first Rhodes Scholar. Nina is currently an assistant professor in International Relations at John Hopkins University in Bologna with areas of interest including: climate change, politics, the United Nations and women’s rights. Narelle and Anne had a fascinating conversation with Nina on her work on Refugee and Human Rights issues, and New Zealand's role in the World. Thank you for visiting Nina, it was lovely to see you again. (17/01/2019)

Old Girl receives Queens Service Medal

We warmly congratulate Old Girl Jackie Clark who was recognised in the New Year's Honours List with a QSM for services to women. Jackie founded the Auckland based charity The Aunties in 2013 and last year was the supreme winner at the Women of Influence Awards. Read citation here ...  Photo credit Oliver Li  (10/01/2018)

It's a small world!

It's a small world! Marsden Whitby student Edward Couchman couldn't believe it when he bumped into Marsden Old Girl, Rose Burrows, while visiting the New Zealand Ambassador on a trip to Berlin during the holidays.  (08/01/2019)