Our Stories: Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Written by Zoe Stapleton.

MelissaCRWith her entrepreneurial spirit and relentless drive, Melissa Clark-Reynolds is in a league of her own. Melissa has had a global outlook since an early age, spending her formative years in the US, completing postgraduate study abroad and working in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and the UK.

Melissa is an experienced entrepreneur with a history of successful start-ups - she established her first company in 1992 and hasn’t looked back. She also contributes widely in the international accelerator community, with founder / mentor roles in London, Singapore and NZ. This has led to her representing NZ at the Global Accelerator Network meeting and at the APEC forum to ‘encourage women entrepreneurs’.

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".

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