NZBWN 10th Birthday Event

Written by NZBWN Events Team.

10th birthday holder imageJoin us atRelationships to the Power of X to celebrate our 10th birthday!

We have created a special evening that will celebrate 10 years of NZBWN to date. The format of the evening will be enlightening for old and new members alike as we revisit key moments and events by inviting top speakers from our events over the past 10 years to reshare their top tips with a strong focus on the power of relationships. Relationship building has been a key focus of NZBWN and a key essential skill to everyone.

Our evening will start with drinks and nibbles and the chance to get together to celebrate and connect with members of the Network. We will then gather for an impactful hour where 10 speakers will share and refresh us about their take on the power of relationships while celebrating all things NZBWN. The evening will continue as we raise a toast to the Network and all those involved while continuing the conversation over drinks and catching up. book button1

While this evening will be hosted by NZBWN we are opening this up to both men and women and non-Kiwis as key suppliers and sponsors from the wider Kiwi community will be invited along with representatives of the Kiwi communities who have supported NZBWN over the years.

Places are strictly limited so we encourage you to book as soon as possible.

Guest speakers and special guests will start to be announced a month out.

Closest tube: Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line)

DLR Heron Quay

Book now to ensure you don't miss out on what promises to be a fantastic event.

Thanks! NZBWN Events Team

Review - The Culture Code - Business Book Brunch

Written by NZBWN.

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The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups 

by Daniel Coyle

Review by Michelle Telling

Every couple of months or so I venture south on the train from Bedford into London and meet up with an inspiring group of Kiwi women enjoying coffee, brunch (@ Ozone Coffee Roasters), and a lively chat about a book. The book we read, The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle, was really well received and everyone was clearly engaged by it with loads of positive discussion.

For me, the book can be summed up with these five words and some quotes taken direct from the book:

  • Safety‘safety is not mere emotional weather but rather the foundation on which strong culture is built’.
  • Belonging‘belonging cues have to do not with character or discipline but with building an environment that answers basic questions: Are we connected? Do we share a future?
  • Listening‘the most effective listeners behave like trampolines, they aren’t passive sponges but active responders’.
  • Thank-you‘thank-yous aren’t only expressions of gratitude; they’re crucial belonging cues that generate a contagious sense of safety, connection, and motivation’.
  • Vulnerability‘vulnerability is less about the sender than the receiver…a shared exchange of openness, it’s the most basic building block of cooperation and trust…the vulnerability loop is contagious’.

16 Jun - Business Book Brunch

Written by NZBWN Events Team.

StartWithWhyStart With Why
By Simon Sinek

June is full of celebration!  The New Zealand Business Women’s Network will be popping the champers to mark 10 years of inspiration, connection and learning.  But wait…there’s more - It’s a double celebration! 

June also marks 4 years of “Business Book Brunch”.  We’ll be celebrating in style at our book club home, Ozone Coffee Roasters, and as a homage to thought leader Simon Sinek, whose work on purpose and leadership kicked off book club in June 2015, we will be revisiting our very first book – Start with Why

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In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on Start With Why—the third most popular TED video of all time.


Helen Clark – the Future of Leadership

Written by NZBWN.

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Helen Clark – the Future of Leadership
By Julia Hitchcock

The ‘Future of Leadership’ was the overarching theme for NZBWN’s intimate dinner event with Helen Clark at the lovely Modern Pantry.

Helen spoke to a room filled of NZBWN members as part of a celebration of our successful mentoring programme.
This included current mentees on our leadership group, previous mentees from the last few years, current mentors and guest speakers, industry and community leaders and our mentoring programme team.

The evening began with each table discussing their respective leadership-focused questions covering diversity, support, challenges, examples, sources of inspiration... and the rest!

Helen then spoke to the attendees on leadership in the political and corporate world as it stands and the evolution of these throughout her career. She spoke both about the positive change that she has seen concerning females in leading roles and the obstacles that are yet to be overcome.

Helen answered questions regarding where she finds support herself, her role models and what she deems as the Future of leadership going forward.

The night concluded with each table reporting back on their assigned topics with insights into real world examples of role models, constructive leadership traits and how women can support each other to both shape and continue to be the leaders of the future.

The event was an amazing success and a memorable night for all!
Helen is truly tuned in with the economic and political worlds and her perspective on the evening’s topic was hugely inspiring.

The golden nugget of the evening was Helen’s clear message that all of us in the room needed to help women up the ladder from behind and this could be as easy as a few words of support.

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