Are you aged 16-24 years old and living in the Wellington region?

Ever dreamt of interviewing people or recording a podcast?

We are looking for young women just like YOU to take part in creating Shift's very own podcast The Conversation Collective!


For the second series of The Conversation Collective we are going GLOBAL!

As part of The Convo Co team you will lead the creation of a podcast series which connects the voices of women and young women from across the globe.

This project will take you on a journey around the world to capture conversations all about wellbeing and empowerment. You will get to kōrero with women and young women living in different countries, learn about what wellbeing means to them, and discuss your shared experiences of how Covid-19 has impacted your lives. To learn more about the project read our information pack here

If this sounds like your kinda thing, then we want to hear from you!

How to apply:

1. Record a short video - two minutes is plenty! (If you don’t want to record a video, or can’t for any reason, don’t worry! You can send an audio clip or simply write your application instead.)


2. In your video, audio clip or email, tell us:

  • Your name and how old you are.

  • Which city you live in.

  • What’s your fav podcast (or series) at the moment & what do you like about it?

  • If you could interview anyone (they can be living, fictional, historical) on a podcast, who would it be? What would you ask them?

  • Why would you want to be involved in making The Conversation Collective podcast?


3. Email it to us at shiftfoundationnz@gmail.com with the subject heading “I want to make a podcast”.


4. Don’t forget, the deadline to apply is 8th July 2020…. What are you waiting for?!

Meet the young women behind Series One!
Thank you to The Centre for Sport, Peace and Society; The Ministry of Youth Development; and Naenae Clubhouse for supporting this series! 

Jess Smith. 19

"My highlight of making the podcast so far has been conducting the interviews and being able to talk about topics I’m passionate about with both like minded people and people in positions where they are trying to affect change every day."

Ronia Ibrahim. 19

"A highlight of making the podcast so far for me is that by having a space to discuss women’s wellbeing, I have seen a genuine growth to my own wellbeing. It has truly been a rewarding experience to create meaningful content while also being able to develop meaningful connections with the Convo Co team. The podcast journey so far has been such an enriching experience for me, and I am excited to pass on all the wisdom, love and welcoming that I have been surrounded with the past few months making this. <3"

Gina Dao-McLay. 17

“I’ve loved creating this podcast with everyone so much. We learn so much from each other and get to talk about our shared experiences as well – we also laugh HEAPS!”

Cayla McFadden. 17

“A highlight of this podcast has been meeting some incredible and inspiring women who I‘ve learnt so much from, and having the opportunity to learn and grow alongside them while doing something that’s a bit different.”

Kaitlyn Payne. 17

“My highlight of making the podcast so far has been seeing it come together from the ideas at our very first meeting, to recording and editing episodes and now releasing them! I have learnt so much from working with these beautiful wāhine and love hearing their thoughts on it all each week.”

Brooke Cherry. 14.

"I’m so excited to be able to use my editing skills to help these wonderful women get their voices heard and talk about young women’s wellbeing, I have loved working on this podcast so far and can’t wait to see how it ends up."


Big thank you and high fives to the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society at the University of Tennessee whose Empower Women through Sports follow on grant is giving this podcast wings!

Also, ngā mihi nui to the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO for supporting the second series of The Conversation Collective!


Thanks friends! Arohanui.