Zoe George



"From the moment I walked through the door at TEDxPipitea, I knew I was embarking on something special with a group of wonderful people.

To say there were challenges is an understatement though! The global pandemic continued to impact what we were trying to do. There were delays out of our control, and a move to a hybrid model.

While there were challenges, we were in it together. There was a real sense of camaraderie amongst organisers and speakers alike.

What made this experience so special was the people. Their passion and determination spurred me on when my confidence in my talk waivered slightly. I'm glad I was able to share my passion for a really important issue.

For me, it was a life changing experience and one that I will never forget."

Unclogging Toilet Equality

Everybody poops! But not everyone can, when and where they need to. And where others fear to tread - talk of toilets is often taboo - Zoe speaks boldly. Toilet access in public spaces is an inequality issue with serious consequences for representation and participation. Women, girls, those with disabilities and the gender diverse community are often not catered for, or not catered for well enough when it comes to bathroom access, limiting their ability to take part in everyday events. Over her years of reporting from stadiums, clubs and venues as a sports journalist, Zoe has seen the impact of this lack of equal access first hand and is here to get some good shit done, unclogging the public conversation around this issue to source solutions that work for everybody.

Further Reading:

"World Toilet Day: toilet equality can help sport thrive" - Stuff

"Toilet equality - piss poor" - RNZ

"Toilets for all… not almost all" - RNZ

Zoe George Portrait