Monday marks International Women's Day, a time to celebrate all the amazing ladies in your life.
If you're looking to connect with some other savvy, smart women - perhaps to counter the male-dominated workplaces or homes in your life - it can be tough to know where to begin.
Luckily the internet has some incredible communities offering new skills and online friends that are only a click away. In New Zealand, women created 68 percent of groups on Facebook last year, many of which have grown into large networks that meet on and offline.
Whether you have a passion for travel or you're looking for some financial guidance, we've put together a list of our 10 favourite Facebook groups for women around Aotearoa, so Kiwi women can connect with and support other likeminded ladies.
A travel group of like-minded women who want to see and explore more of their own backyards in and around New Zealand, this group prides itself on enabling new friendships with other women regardless of age, culture and background. Almost every day there's an open invitation to make new friends over a bush walk or cocktails - or both, if that floats your boat.
If you're looking to get some guidance on climbing the skyrocketing property ladder in New Zealand, why not join Women in Property Investing NZ? This active community wants to see other women succeed and champions members with advice, tricks and recommendations.
Why shouldn't women feel comfortable travelling solo? There are hundreds of women exploring our beautiful country this way on their lonesome. Solo Female Van Travelers provides a community that promotes socially and ecologically responsible van life in NZ. You may even find a travel buddy.
It's 2021 and coming in hot to challenge gender bias in IT is Women in Tech. Don't just leave the tech industry to the boys! This group is a platform for sharing ideas and resources as well as supporting one another.
This is a group for those who are inspired or influenced by the Curly Girl Method. If you are one of the lucky ones who has naturally voluminous full-bodied curls, but due to westernised beauty standards don't know how to tame them, this group could be the one for you. This group does not promote any products, only provides a platform for curly-haired girls to share information, tips and tricks.
This large group is a platform for women working for themselves to network and share knowledge about running their own business. Whether you're after like-minded friends, help or information, this is the place to go.
Being a mother is an incredibly rewarding yet challenging role and one that continues to be often undervalued. The Mum Hub helps reinforce the idea that motherhood is the most important role of all, while recognising its economic and social impact.
Who are the women leaders and influencers within one of NZ's largest industries? NZ Dairy Women celebrates the unique lifestyle and career that is dairying in Aotearoa and provides a platform for women in this industry to support one another.
If you struggle to find clothing above a size 12 or 14, this one is for you. This sell/swap group provides a platform of 20,000 ladies in the same situation who are happy to buy and sell plus-size clothing to enable women to feel beautiful in their own skin.
This large community was built for women to discuss those things men just don't understand! From celebrations to struggles, these ladies have built a supportive community to network and celebrate other women through it all. Laughs and meme sharing is encouraged!