Karen Musson shakes her head and laughs as she recalls her university studies, "We used to have to compile code and then book in a machine to run this separately, whereas we can process this within seconds now...can you believe it!". Karen was one of the first to study Computing at Massey University in the 80's, at a time when Apple Macs were just starting to be used in labs and many concepts such as data structures/fields were still abstract and difficult to understand. However, she admits her spreadsheet skills and knowledge of formulas have stood her in good stead to this current day.
Teresa’s passion for balancing high performance with quality of life was the inspiration behind launching her business, TM&Co Ltd. Through TM&Co, Teresa has coached individuals and teams within SMEs and high profile organisations.
In 2015, Teresa partnered with us to share some of that passion with NZBWN’s ‘Clarity Around Your Career Change’ mentoring group. She enjoyed working with fellow Kiwis; women she could connect with in a special way through a shared background. The opportunity to give back and to work with women who were committed to making the very best of the experience, is why she encourages other Mentors to take the plunge. “The diversity of background and the breadth of talent in our mentee group was incredible! It was a joy to be part of and is an experience I will always treasure”.
Smalls is taking the UK children’s wear market by storm. The company is the brain child of Kiwis Emma-Jane Adam and Cat Pharo, who saw a gap in the market to create stylish children’s clothing that stands up to the harsh UK winter. The solution was something so familiar to Kiwis: merino wool. Emma and Cat have poured their passion and effort into creating beautifully designed pieces made from the highest-quality materials. The result is an award-winning brand of children’s wear that is both functional and fashionable...