Event Date: October 20, 2021 17:00

Hybrid Event Akl, Wlg, Chch, October 20th

ITSNZ YTP Mentoring Programme Launch Event

When: 5pm - 7.30pm, 20th October |  Where: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (& Online)

Registrations open soon

Come along to meet your Mentor/Mentee and hear from the awesome Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh on her experiences in AI and the value she sees in mentoring. This event is an opportunity to hear more about how the mentoring programme will be run, make an initial connection with your Mentor/Mentee and network with others involved in the programme.

If you register for the Mentoring Programme you must attend this event, so make sure you save the date now!

 Register as a Mentor or Mentee


mahsa mohaghegh IMG 0742 3 WebsiteAbout Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh is the Director of Women in Technology and a Senior Lecturer at AUT’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. With a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, she is heavily involved in researching and developing high-level AI strategy in contexts such as the future of work and digital disruption. She is on the Executive Council for AI Forum, and is a board member of NZ Tech representing government and education, and on their sub-board for diversity and inclusion.

She is also a board member of Variety – the Children’s Charity, an organisation dedicated to supporting children and young people in need across New Zealand. She is an external technical advisor on AI strategy to a few New Zealand SMEs.

Mahsa is also the founder and director of charitable trust She Sharp, which aims to encourage more girls to study STEM fields. Her passion for promoting careers in technology to young women has been widely recognised, and she has received a number of nominations and awards for her efforts, including the Emerging Leader Award at the NZ Women of Influence Awards in 2013.

She was one of ten finalists for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. In 2019 she was the Champion Award winner of the YWCA Equal Pay awards, and in 2020 presented with the Massey University Distinguished Alumni Award for community service.