Our Stories: Lizzy Grant

Written by Renee Tonkin.

Lizzy GrantWorking on high-voltage batteries for supercars, Lizzy Grant isn’t your everyday Kiwi in the UK. Mechanical engineer, Lizzy, came over to the UK in 2021 to work for supercar company, McLaren Automotive.

Growing up in Auckland, Lizzy didn’t know any engineers, but she loved physics and maths. Her physics teacher introduced her to engineering and after attending the University of Auckland’s recruitment day for women in engineering, Lizzy decided that mechanical engineering was the pathway for her. However, she wasn’t quite ready to give up her love of physics and so she tacked on a conjoint physics degree too.

Our Stories: Kate Caldwell

Written by Ruth Keeling.

IMG 1257For many, the pandemic democratised the possibilities of working transnationally, allowing professionals to work from home - or indeed wherever your heart finds you. Kate Caldwell, international tax and trust law specialist, is keenly aware of the opportunities and also the potential pitfalls of living across countries, both from the professional and the personal side. After a fast-paced stretch in London at a respected City law firm advising high-net-worth individuals and family offices, she and her British partner took the leap to return to New Zealand, where Kate is now Senior Manager in PwC Legal's tax team in Auckland.

Book review: Connect - Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues

Written by Amy Dunn.

Connect book coverIn a world increasingly dominated by digital interactions, 'Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues' by David Bradford and Carole Robin offers a refreshing return to the core: cultivating genuine human connection. Drawing on their decades of experience teaching interpersonal dynamics at Stanford and coaching executives, the authors provide a practical and insightful guide to fostering deeper and more meaningful relationships in all aspects of life.

The NZ Business Women’s Network - UK networking comes ‘home’ to Auckland

Written by Ruth Keeling.

AKL event March 2024Last month, the NZ Business Women’s Network held an inaugural event in Auckland for locally-based members, at BNZ Auckland HQ on Queen Street. The event on March 21st attracted a diverse group of women, many with extensive UK experience and others just about to set out on their British adventure. We also brought together a fantastic panel of Kiwi women with highly-relevant professional knowledge about living in the United Kingdom, and settling back into life in NZ afterwards.