SOLDOUT - Sacred - The Great London Coffee Exploration

Written by NZBWN's Coffee Addicts.


UPDATE 6 MAY: Event has Sold Out please click here to go on wait list

NZBWN is delighted to launch the Great London Coffee Exploration, an epic series of small networking expeditions to the best Antipodean coffee shops across London. Our coffee addicts have done all the hard work, all you need is to book your ticket and turn up!

This a great opportunity to come along and meet 15-20 women from the Network, learn and be inspired by what Kiwis can do with coffee and do a bit of networking as well.

Kick off The Great Coffee exploration at Sacred's Ganton St cafe. For our inaugural event, Head Barista, and Southlander Louise will introduce the various types of coffee and talk us through the role of a Barista. We'll also hear about Sacred's ventures 'beyond the bean' and their Sri Lankan Tea plantation.

Where: Sacred Cafe, Ganton Street (Off Carnaby Street) London W1F 9BL
Closest tube: Oxford Circus
When:Tues 10 May 7pm - 8.30pm
Cost: £10 Beverage and Kiwi treats included

Event has now Sold Out

Other Coffee Exploration Dates for the Calendar:

Sunday 15 May 2 -4pm Volcano Coffee, Roastery
Tuesday 31 May breakfast before work Caravan
Saturday 4 June Brunch Sacred Holloway
Tuesday 14 June After work Kaffine

Also on the brew is Nude, Flat White, Bullet's Roastery, Department of Coffee and Allpress.

SOLDOUT - Women in the Boardroom


UPDATE 5 MAY: SORRY WE HAVE SOLD OUT - Why not try getting tickets for one of our Spring/Summer coffee shop small networking events.

Do you aspire to lead or contribute to the board of a private, public sector or charitable organisation? Do you want to hear personal and business insights from a successful New Zealand business woman who has been on numerous boards here in London?

On Monday the 16th of May the New Zealand Business Women’s Network is running an event for all network members that are interested in progressing to a more senior level of responsibility in an organisation, whether it is private or public sector or a charitable organisation. This can include those women wanting to become members on Boards or Committees or just wanting to achieve a more senior role in an organisation.

We have Sadly Sold Out.

thumbnail.aspxDame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE, a New Zealand-born British lawyer and academic, will be speaking and opening up the discussion for the evening. Dame Judith rose from practicing as an employment lawyer to become Special Adviser to the Chairman at Clifford Chance, the world's largest law firm, before resigning to concentrate on her other roles. In 2006 she was appointed to the Board of Directors of Merrill Lynch. She served as Provost of King's College, Cambridge from 2003-2005. She has also been closely involved in the running of the City of London since 1986. She was awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2002 "for services to the City of London". These are just some of Dame Judith’s achievements. For more details see:

Following a general Q&A session with Dame Judith, there will be small table discussions on a wide variety of areas relating to women being in Board positions. Each table will have at least one person who has Board experience and they will lead discussions on an area they have a keen interest or expertise in. If there is a particular topic you are interested to hear about or discuss, then please email and we will try to ensure that there is a discussion around your interest.

We are very fortunate to have Louise Taylor from Taylor Wessing host us for the evening at their offices at 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW. The event will start at 6:30pm with drinks and nibbles, with the formal proceedings kicking off at 7:00pm. We will be finished and by 9:30pm.

All Tickets now gone Sorry!

Masterclass: Look Fab (SOLDOUT)

Look Fab Masterclass now Sold OutUPDATED: This event sold out within 24 hours if you would like a place there is still a chance you could get a spot on our waitlist by emailing

On Sunday the 10th April we have a Double Event Day!

  1. A Full Day Masterclass on Looking Fab
  2. A Free Drop in casual networking session and NZ Designer Label shopping experience with Koko from Paris.
The Masterclass Details:

Have you had the same hairstyle for years, wear it the same day and night, struggle with straighteners , styling tongs and blow-drying, and don’t know which products you should use? Do you leave the salon after a hair appointment looking fab, only to never achieve the same look yourself?

Does your make up need updating, do you want to know how to change your look from day to night, natural to glam, and do you use just one make up brush for everything as you don’t know what they are all for? Then this Masterclass is just what you need.

Christa LoiselYou are invited to spend the day at Ena Salon in Covent Garden, learning from professional New Zealand hairstylist Christa Loisel, and make up artist Louisa Inchenko.

The day will begin at 11am with a welcome coffee and muffin before we split into 2 groups of 6, for a 2 ½ hour session on either hair or make up and change after lunch.

The Hair session with Christa will cover things such as:

-          How to style your hair for day, evening and beyond

-          Products and equipment and how to use them properly

-          Cut, colour and style consultations

-          Drawings and written briefs of what works for YOU

The Make Up session with Louisa will cover:

-          Day and night make up demonstration

-          Skin prep

-          Brushes – what they are for and how to use them

-          Which colours work for you

-          Head sheets to take home so you don’t forget what you’ve learnt

Sessions will include both individual and group teaching time. You will need to being some things from home, which we will advise you about closer to the time.

We will then break for lunch and a glass of wine, which will be catered by Angels in My Kitchen. The two groups will then switch over in the afternoon. We will finish up around 5pm, and send you on your way with plenty of fab ideas, and a fab goodie bag from Ena Salon. Christa will also be offering 30% off your 1st visit to Ena Salon if you book at the event.

When: Sunday 10th April 2011 – 11.00am to 5.00pm

Where: Ena Salon, 5 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DG

Nearest Tube stations: Holborn, Covent Garden

To Book: Tickets £65 includes breakfast muffin, lunch, a glass of wine and the Makeup and Hair Sessions.

Places are strictly limited. Book here

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