There was so many inspiring women in one room it was absolutely mind blowing, and inspiring. These photographs are from the AUT hosted New Horizon's Scholarship presentations. Their scholarships endeavour to broaden opportunities for women to further their education. They had each recipient speak about their purpose, and what it meant to them to receive such an award. It was incredible, and inspiring listening to their journeys. I feel honoured to have photographed an extremely empowering event.
One of their speakers was Alannah Wesche (pictured above) who is an AUT university student that runs the charity GEE Nepal. GEE Nepal stands for girls empowered through education. They strive to improve life for girls in Nepal. A little determination can make a big difference.