Our Stories: Adele McLay

Written by NZBWN.

Adele McLayAdele guides business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve extraordinary and sustainable business growth and success. She has been a Business Growth and Peak Performance Consultant/Mentor for over 20 years and is a Chartered Accountant by qualification too – don’t hold that against her! Now a Personal Branding Strategist, Adele can help you (the person) to stand head and shoulders above your competitors in your market and she has recently finished writing a book on personal branding that will be published in the next month or so.

Adele works with visionary, adventurous, persistent and courageous business owners and entrepreneurs (start-ups, scale-ups and established medium sized businesses), people who want success in their businesses or lives and are prepared to do the work to achieve their vision.

Our Stories: Karen Lynch

Written by NZBWN.

Karen Lynch photo finalThe slopes are calling when I speak to Karen Lynch, the managing director of KiwiOz Nannies, on a dreary London Saturday morning. I swiftly reassess my life choices when Karen tells me she and her partner have rented a place in the French Alps for the ski season and are spending most weekends in France – what a way to beat the London winter blues!

If that isn’t evidence enough, it becomes rapidly apparent from speaking with Karen that she is what my Mum would call a “go-getter”. Originally joining KiwiOz Nannies as a nanny in New Zealand for several years before transferring with the company to London in 2008, Karen spent two years working as a live-in nanny for two families in Essex.

Our Stories: Rachel Petero

Written by NZBWN.

Rachel PeteroRachel has both feet firmly rooted in her Waikato-Tainui heritage and remains globally focused after 15 years living and thriving abroad. She is the Founder of RP Enterprise & Investment Group Ltd, Women Leading Change Qatar and the Rise2025 Coaching and Leadership programme for over 100,000 indigenous women. 

Rachel has run successful management consulting and advisory businesses in London, Qatar and now Aotearoa (New Zealand). She has numerous credentials to her name, being a qualified CIPD HR professional and ICF certified executive coach and she also mentors her clients on the future of global talent. As a social impact entrepreneur, her global leadership and coaching programmes economically empower indigenous women to lead their communities, corporates and countries. Rachel's vision and focus is to "develop purposeful leaders who then RISE to empower many".

An evening with Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE

Written by NZBWN Mentor Programme Team.

Boards Information Evening with Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE

** SOLD OUT ** Last few tickets available for a special event to accelerate your journey into a boardroom


We are delighted to offer this special event with highly-experienced board member Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE. 

This not to be missed evening will be packed with information, insights, tips, and know-how from Dame Judith to help you build your knowledge and plan your next step towards your first non-executive director board position. 

This session will suit anybody aspiring to become a board member in the future and wanting to benefit from Dame Judith's practical guidance on how to go about it.  There will be an invaluable opportunity to put your questions to Dame Judith and to network with around 20 other Kiwi women also interested in this topic. 


Date: Thursday 7th July 2016

Time: 6:15 - 9.15pm

Location:  The Dental Surgery, 55 Mark Lane, London EC3R 7NE

Cost:  £25 per person, including drinks and nibbles on arrival

** SOLD OUT ** Last few tickets available - RSVP here to book your ticket now!


Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas is a New Zealand-born British lawyer and academic who brings a brings a wealth of first-hand experience gained with heavyweight board roles.  Dame Judith was the founder Chairman of London & Partners, Chairman of the New West End Company, and is a Special Adviser to the US property company, Tishman Speyer. A City lawyer, she was the Leader of the City of London Corporation for 6 years and was on the main board of Merrill Lynch and the Wealth Management Advisory Committee at Barclays Private Bank. She was deputy Chairman of the London Development Agency and was on the board of London First and London First Centre. She has served on and chaired numerous arts and educational institutions including being the first woman to chair The Royal Opera House, and currently chairs the Regeneration Committee of The Imperial Museum. She also chairs the British Dutch Dialogues and the London New York Dialogues.


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