Celebrating New Zealand Women In Science 1

To celebrate World Women in Science Day on February 11, the Foundation is shining a light on four, inspiring New Zealand women working in the fields of respiratory research and technology.


Engineering is not just cars and motors and engines. That’s the message Jaimey Clifton wants to share with young women trying to decide their career path. Take it from her – she’s now working to help pregnant women with sleeping issues get more (and safer) rest. Read more.


‘I’m Māori and I’m a woman’ - that’s what motivates Trudy Caljé-Van Der Klei to strive for success in the field of engineering. By sharing her story, she also hopes to inspire a new generation of wāhine and people of colour. Read more.


Living rurally in New Zealand shouldn’t be a barrier to accessing adequate healthcare. That’s why Ella Guy is working to change this by developing a device to record respiratory data which can then be used by doctors to create more accurate at-home patient care plans. Read more.


Ellie Byerley spent her childhood building garden furniture with her dad, now she’s working on the latest products for Dyson – from haircare to vacuum cleaners. Read more.