15:10 - 15:30 - Afternoon Tea

16:10 - 16:30 - Review and Closing Comments

16:30 - 17:30 - Networking Drinks

10:50 - 11:10 - Morning Tea

Day 1 Agenda

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Day 2 Agenda

Thursday 22nd June 2017

12:40 - 13:40 - Lunch

11:10 - 12:40

Panel Discussion - Where to from here?

12:40 - 13:40 - Lunch

15:00 - 15:10 - Review and Closing Comments

09:00 - 09:20 - Welcome and Opening Comments

09:00 - 09:20 - Welcome and Opening Comments

13:40 - 14:40

Development Session - Elevate your career

Auckland Agenda Day 1

Wednesday 21 June 2017

09:00 - 09:20

Welcome and
Opening Comments

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09:20 - 10:00 - Keynote Address

Mai Chen

Managing Partner, Chen Palmer

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10:00 - 10:20 - Keynote Address

Natasha Gallardo

CEO Working Mothers Connect & Strategic Partner of WLNZ

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10:20 - 10:50 - Keynote Address

Laura Maxwell

Chief Commercial Officer, NZME

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10:50 - 11:10 Morning Tea

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11:10 - 12:40 - Panel Discussion

Where to from here?

Dr Jackie Blue

Equal Opportunities Commissioner,
Human Rights Commission

Captain Corina Bruce RNZN

Commander Joint Operational Health Command, New Zealand Defence Force

Simone Guy

Head of Talent, Auckland Transport

Andrew Pirie

General Manager Corporate Relations,
Spark New Zealand

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12:40 - 13:40 Lunch

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13:40 - 14:40 - Development Session

Elevate Your Career

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14:40 - 15:10 - Keynote Address

Fiona Kingsford

Chief Executive Officer, Competenz

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15:10 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea

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15:30 - 16:10 - Keynote Address

Mimi Gilmour

Creative Leader & CEO, Burger Burger Ltd

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16:10 - 16:30

Review and Closing Comments

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16:30 - 17:30

Networking Drinks  

 

 

 

Auckland Agenda Day 2

Thursday 22 June 2017

 

09:00 - 09:20
Welcome and Opening Comments

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09:20 - 09:50 Keynote Address

Hon Paula Bennett MP

Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, Minister for Climate Change Issues, Minister of Police, Minister of State Services, Minister of Tourism, Minister for Women

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09:50 - 10:20 Keynote Address

Makaia Carr

Founder, Motivate Me NZ

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10:20 - 10:50 Keynote Address

Rachel Smalley

Television and radio journalist and broadcaster, Host, Early Edition, NewstalkZB

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10:50 - 11:10 Morning Tea

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11:10 - 12:40 - Panel Discussion

Inclusive Leadership

Abbie Wright

Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Aurecon

Lana West

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, BNZ

Michelle Hamilton

Group Director - Culture and
Performance, NZME

Kirstin Te Wao

Diversity & Inclusion Lead,
Vodafone New Zealand

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12:40 - 13:40 Lunch

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13:40 - 14:20 - Keynote Address

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14:20 - 15:00 - Keynote Address

Barbara Kendall MBE

Olympic Athlete

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15:00 - 15:10
Review and Closing Comments

Dr Jackie Blue 

Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Human Rights Commission

Jackie Blue
Andrew Pirie

Andrew Pirie 

General Manager Corporate Relations, Spark New Zealand

Corina Bruce

Captain Corina Bruce RNZN 

Commander Joint Operational Health Command, New Zealand Defence Force

Simone Guy

Simone Guy 

Head of Talent, Auckland Transport

10:00 - 10:20

Keynote Address

Natasha Gallardo 

CEO Working Mothers Connect

Natasha was born and raised in Auckland. She has a Bachelor of Business and over 20 years’ experience working in Marketing and Advertising. Prior to relocating to Melbourne 14 years ago, Natasha founded and ran an advertising agency in Auckland. As the CEO of Working Mothers Connect, Australia’s leading online community for working mothers, the opportunity to work with WLA in Australia and New Zealand was a natural fit for Natasha, as it provides the opportunity to highlight their premier female leadership programs, as well as bring together the countries best and brightest at the yearly Women and Leadership Symposiums.

Natasha Gallardo

15:30 - 16:10

Keynote Address

Fiona Kingsford

Mimi Gilmour 

Creative Leader & CEO, Burger Burger Ltd

Hospitality runs in Mimi Gilmour’s blood. The daughter of Emerald Gilmour, Mimi was raised on the restaurant scene, but after years managing some of Auckland’s top eateries she took the plunge by opening her first co-owned restaurant, Mexico. Mimi knows her area of expertise, and says the best advice anyone has given her is that she’s the ‘start-up girl’ - so after five successful years expanding the Mexico brand and offering, she sold to open Burger Burger just five weeks later. A few years on, and a few restaurants later, Mimi opened Fish Fish in Ponsonby Central.

Laura Maxwell 

Chief Commercial Officer, NZME

Laura joined The Radio Network as a Commercial Director in July 2013, moving to the role of Group Director Digital Media in 2014. In 2015, Laura was promoted to Group Revenue Director and this title transitioned to Chief Commercial Officer as part of NZME's transformation. Laura has over 20 years of experience in media and is well known and respected in the industry, having held roles including sales director for both APN Outdoor and Buspak New Zealand. She is also currently serving as a Chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, a Director of the Newspapers Publishers Association and a board member of the Radio Bureau.

Laura Maxwell

10:20 - 10:50

Keynote Address

Mai Chen

Managing Partner, Chen Palmer

Mai is a thought leader, a direction setter and a futures thinker. She is one of NZ’s top constitutional and administrative law experts, specialising in central and local Government policy and legislation, especially as it applies to business, and litigating major public law cases. Mai is the inaugural Chair of NZ Global Women, including NZ’s top 200 women leaders, and founded and is the inaugural Chair of NZ Asian Leaders connecting top Asian NZ CEOs and emerging leaders with New Zealand companies doing business in Asia to enhance their success to help NZ Inc.

Mai Chen

09:20 - 10:00

Keynote Address

Fiona Kingsford 

Chief Executive Officer, Competenz

Fiona Kingsford joined Competenz in 2008. Her career with Competenz has included positions such as General Manager of Organisational Development, General Manager Trade Training, and General Manager Strategy and Transformation before being appointed to CEO in January 2016. Fiona has an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Business Studies, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Auckland.

Fiona Kingsford

14:40 - 15:10

Keynote Address

10:20 - 10:50

Keynote Address

Rachel Smalley 

Television and Radio Journalist, Broadcaster,
Host, Early Edition, NewstalkZB

TV and radio broadcaster and one of New Zealand’s most experienced journalists. She has reported from Europe, Africa, America, Iraq and Afghanistan and is the current host of Early Edition on NewstalkZB. 

Rachel Smalley

09:50 - 10:20

Keynote Address

Makaia Carr

Makaia Carr 

Founder, Motivate Me NZ

Makaia Carr is the mother, and powerhouse business woman, behind Motivate Me NZ (MMNZ). After years of attempting a healthy lifestyle, while juggling motherhood, marriage and a busy household - Makaia decided to proactively focus on her health and adopted a clean eating approach in 2012. In three months, Makaia lost more than 10kg by adjusting her daily diet and exercising regularly. Through her blog and business, Makaia has been encouraging women around the country to become the best version of themselves, with her message that through hard work they can achieve their happiest and healthiest lifestyle. 

10:50 - 11:10 - Morning Tea

11:10 - 12:40

Panel Discussion - Inclusive Leadership

13:40 - 14:20

Keynote Address

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Multi-award Winning Filmmaker

  Leanne Pooley has been a documentary filmmaker for over 20 years and has directed films all over the world. In 2011 Leanne’s work was recognised by the New Zealand Arts Foundation and she was made a New Zealand Arts Laureate. Leanne was named an “Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit” for Services to Documentary Filmmaking in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. Born in Canada, Leanne’s documentaries have screened in more than 100 countries, and include topics ranging from rugby to the Pope.

Barbara Kendall

Barbara Kendall MBE 

Olympic athlete

Barbara achieved international recognition by winning New Zealand's only gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the first woman in New Zealand to do so for 40 years. She has had an amazing sporting career spanning nearly 25 years and having two young children still didn't stop her achieving international success. She is now, 5 Olympics later, an Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, has won 4 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronzes at World Championships, NZ sports woman of the year 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, has been inducted in International Sailings hall of fame, been awarded a MBE for services to windsurfing, and most recently awarded the Sport NZ leadership award.

Barbara Kendall

14:20 - 15:00

Keynote Address

Abbie Wright 

Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Aurecon

Abbie Wright

Lana West 

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, BNZ

Lana West

Michelle Hamilton

Group Director - Culture and Performance, NZME

Michelle Hamilton

Kirstin Te Wao 

Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Vodafone New Zealand

Kirstin Te Wao
Carolyn Luey

Carolyn Luey 

GM Enterprise Solutions and NZ, MYOB

Hon Paula Bennett MP

Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand

In December 2016 Paula was appointed as Deputy Leader of the National Party and is the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is also the Minister for Climate Change Issues, Minister of Police, Minister of State Services, Minister of Tourism, and Minister for Women.

Paula Bennett

09:20 - 09:50

Keynote Address

Women and Leadership New Zealand
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