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Hi, it’s Helena, THE ‘Miss H’ again here.
Lately, I’ve been so busy working on my dream of becoming a Doctor of Medicine. I’m studying harder than ever, and trying very hard to manage my time between studies, volunteer work and leisure time.
I’ve recently joined Women in Health Network (WiHN), an organisation that provides mentorship for young women working towards a career in health and fosters networks for women across all health specialities.
‘It is a non-profit organisation invested in the role of women in the health sector. Although the health sector is a women-dominated field, gender disparities in the form of pay gaps, uneven opportunities for advancement, and unbalanced representation in leadership and decision-making negatively impact on societal equity and health sector efficiency.
WiHN aims to enable women to have a fair and fulfilling experience entering the health sector. The fostering of a cross-discipline, intergenerational network ensures this effort extends across New Zealand’s diverse health sector.’*
I’ve also recently joined Teddy Bear Hospital, a Medical School student-led initiative, whose overall aim is to reduce childhood anxiety about medical environments, procedures and professionals.
Children learn about the world of medicine and health and how it affects them in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Medical students visit Kindergartens across Auckland ‘to treat sick teddies’ in medical-themed plays and other fun activities.
In my leisure time (when I can sneak in some!), I still do my dancing classes, get fit and sweaty at the gym and enjoy road trips with friends.
“I’m incredibly proud of my Mum for all the hard work she has put into starting up this fashion brand. I look forward to seeing our business grow with all of you, fashionistas with a social conscience!”
*excerpt taken from the Women in Health Network Facebook page.
Namaste! My name is Namrata.
I work full time as an ICT Engineer and run a fitness business to make every mother get their dream body. That’s why I have opened a ‘Gym Studio’ for women only, and for those who cannot physically attend, I provide online training to them. I also provide fitness training to senior citizens in a Retirement Village, for I believe that fitness does not have any age restriction.
My tough journey began after my second Caesarian-section. In post pregnancy I weighed 75kgs. and afterwards put on an additional 25kg. I went into depression, but slowly I thought about taking charge of my life. I started to go out walking with my kids and from there I started enjoying the changes with my body as a mother. I even signed up with some personal trainers, but I could not afford to have them for extended periods of time. I decided to get a qualification in health and fitness instead, so I can also help other mothers who cannot afford a personal trainer. While looking after my two kids and also doing full-time jobs, I was able to finish my qualification in health and fitness.
I wanted to prove to myself that we mothers could juggle life and also stay on top of our health and fitness. I wanted to remind other mothers that our health and fitness should matter a lot to us, too, and that they must be a priority. To be able to look after other people, we had to look after ourselves first.
“I had an unforgettable time with the Miss H and Me team, which I will cherish my entire life!”
Talofa lava! My name is Renee.
I am studying a Bachelor of Science Degree at the Auckland University of Technology. Doing my tertiary studies at AUT is a whole new experience for me. It has been fun and challenging. I am a Student Ambassador and also a Volunteer for the AUT Student Association.
In the future, I plan to do additional studies in other areas apart from Science, so that I can have a variety of skills and to also try new things.
I have a passion for soccer, dancing and immersing myself into diverse cultures and languages (I’m studying Spanish at present). My aim is to be successful in whatever I do, to stay true to my Samoan culture and to be an inspiration to other young women.
“Thank you, Cecille and Helena, for the opportunity to work with you. I had fun and it’s an honour to be a part of the Miss H and Me family. Muchas gracias! (or Fa’afetai in Samoan).”
Hello, my name is Susan.
From being a Prefect during my time at Whangarei Girls' High School, to completing a 30-day 'Classic' course at Outward Bound, I am always looking for opportunities to develop my character. Because my character is one of the few things I will carry through my entire lifetime, I think it is well worth investing in. I believe this will better enable me to help others, too.
I am currently in my final year of studying a Bachelor of Theology Degree at Laidlaw College. While I am not completely certain what path I will take next in life, I believe I already know what is important to me and what will bring value to my life. I am extremely appreciative of the dynamic relationships in my life as these provide me with a lot of fulfilment and perspective. Not to mention, adventure and opportunities dwell at every corner. I am very much excited to explore them in the future.
“It was such a great and memorable experience modelling for Miss H and Me. Cecille and Helena are both incredibly passionate and gracious people. I sincerely wish them all the best for their Miss H and Me business and their future endeavours!”
Hi, my name is Georgia.
Helena (‘Miss H’) and I went to Carmel College together, before I completed a Mechanical Engineering Degree with Honours from the University of Auckland.
I’m currently working at Air New Zealand, first as a Graduate Engineer and now as a Reliability Engineer. The company has been full of development opportunities for me - whether it be my involvement in the ‘Rosie Project,’ which enables young girls to see possible futures in Engineering or other STEM paths, or in the ‘social’ (cough, cough – competitive) indoor netball team we started up at work.
I have enjoyed the learning and challenges that my working life has presented me with, and I look forward to figuring out where the future takes me! (Hopefully, it will take me travelling far and wide!)
“I really enjoyed my experience with Miss H and Me. I had never really been all that into fashion..... and absolutely hate being photographed! This gave me the chance to play around in different clothing to my norm, and as cliché as it sounds, be a little more accepting of myself. I have so much more respect for professional models now and I also had great fun with the rest of the girls!”