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Pia Steiner

Pia Steiner

Principal Advisor Organisational Development
Te-Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

An outspoken and passionate advocate for equity and belonging, Pia has worked in the inclusion, equity, diversity, and belonging space for the better part of the last decade. Having held roles across the private and public sector including at Meridian Energy, Kiwibank, Springload, and most recently WorkSafe as well as consulting as part of the Canary Collective. It’s Pia’s mission to ‘build better business’ – and a better society – by helping organisations make inclusion, kinder cultures, behaviour change, and equity real. Pia has held positions on the establishment Board of the YWCA of Greater Wellington, the advisory board of the Aotearoa Inclusivity Matrix and the Gender Tick, and the co-design think tank to redevelop HRNZ competencies for HR practitioners in Aotearoa. A proud extraverted introvert, outside of work Pia can be found on the beach in Raumati South with her partner and two dogs or knitting endless beanies as unwanted gifts for friends and whānau.

Upcoming Talks and Workshops

Panel: Managing professional wellbeing in your UX career

Join us for a panel discussion that will dive into a holistic discussion about how we can better balance career advancement, mental health and internal/external pressure.

The current landscape of the tech industry is filled with the expectation of learning at speed. Even at the very start of our careers, we all have to walk the line between hard and soft skills. When considering the speed in which the field is evolving and how quickly new tools, technologies and methodologies are adapted, it can be difficult to keep up. This constant grind can cause anxiety.

As an employee, you may not have direct control over your organisation’s culture and ways of working, but there are things within your control that you can do to stay on top of wellbeing in your career. In this discussion, our panelist with share experiences, practical tips, and insights to help you improve professional wellbeing. Including:

  • identifying and managing long-term anxiety in your career
  • overcoming feelings of imposter syndrome – at any level of experience – by using skills that you already have in your UX toolbox
  • encouraging psychological safety and a culture of experimentation within your team and organization
  • how companies can support their employees with holistically with career advancement, mental health, and family support

Past Talks and Workshops

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