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WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AWARDS DINNER

6.00pm, Thursday 7 September 2017 | SKYCITY Convention Centre

 

Venue

New Zealand Rooms, Level 5, SKYCITY Convention Centre

88 Federal Street, Auckland

 

Timing

6.00pm - Arrival drinks & networking

7.00pm - Entree followed by presentations and main meal

 

Dress Code: Black Tie

Women: Cocktail Dress | Men: Dark Suit & Tie


2017 Women of Influence

Arts and Culture​

Simone Anderson - Director, The Incubator
Dr Morva Croxson - Former Chancellor, Massey University
Carrie Rae Cunningham - Artistic Director, New Zealand Dance Festival Trust
Denise L'Estrange Corbet - Co-Founder & CEO, WORLD
Stefanie Lash - He Tohu - Lead Curator, Archives New Zealand
Lizzie Marvelly - Editor, Villainesse
​Paula Morris - Writer, Trustee, Lecturer
Professor Claire Robinson - Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Creative Arts, Massey University

Board and Management


Naomi Ballantyne - Founder & Managing Director, Partners Life
Anna Curzon - New Zealand Managing Director, Xero
Pip Greenwood - Partner, Russell McVeagh
Maria Johnson - Managing Director, Little School
Janice McNab - General Manager, Tradestaff
Rebecca 'Liz' Elizabeth Mellish - Chairperson, Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust
Anne-Maree O'Connor - Head of Responsible Investment, New Zealand Superannunation Fund
Connie Norgate - Operations Manager, Department of Conservation
Kirsten Patterson - CEO, Institute of Directors in New Zealand
Bronwyn Rhynd - Director, CKL
Maramena Roderick - Head of News & Current Affairs, Māori Television

Business Enterprise

Lani Evans - Foundation Manager, Vodafone Foundation and Director & Founding CEO, Thankyou Payroll
Leonie Freeman - Director, Goodman Property Trust
Lillian Grace - Founder & CEO, Figure.NZ
Ezel Kokcu - CEO, Passphere NZ
Vikki Maclean - Partner, Kerridge & Partners
Bronwyn Rhynd​ - Director, CKL
Cecilia Robinson - Founder & Group Co-CEO, My Food Bag
Sarvnaz Taherian​ - Research Psychologist and Co-Founder, Thought-Wired

Community / Not for Profit


Minnie Baragwanath - Co-Founder & CEO, Be. Accessible
Willow Duffy - General Manager/Child Protection Consultant, Safeguarding Children Initiative
Lani Evans - Foundation Manager, Vodafone Foundation and Director & Founding CEO, Thankyou Payroll
Elaine Gill - Chair, TSB Bank and Chair, Taranaki Arts Festival Trust
Cindy Hall - Clinical Supervisor, Rape Crisis Dunedin and Pregnancy Help Dunedin/Otago and Clinical Psychologist
Nurain Janah - Founding Chair, Waitematā Youth Collective and Accountant, William Buck Christmas Gouwland
Lisa King - Director, Eat My Lunch
Deborah Manning - Barrister, Landmark Chambers
Sue McCabe - Chief Executive, Who Did You Help Today Trust
Rebecca 'Liz' Elizabeth Mellish - Chairperson, Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust
Amanda Oakley - Founder & Editor in Chief, DermNet NZ
Wendy Preston - Director, MIXIT
Anjum Rahman​ - Community Activist
Zhi Fen Yao - Founder, Auckland Night Market

Diversity

Minnie Baragwanath - Co-Founder & CEO, Be. Accessible
Andrea Blair - Business Development Manager, GNS Science
Berlinda​ Chin - Strategy Specialist, State Services Commission
Dianne Daniels - Social Responsibility Manager, Remarkit
Adrienne Duarte​ - CFO, Bank of New Zealand
Carla Forbes - Creative Director and Client Services Manager, Market South
Alison Mau - Host, RadioLive Drive
Mahsa Mohaghegh - Lecturer, AUT University
Anjum Rahman​ - Community Activist
Robyn Scott-Vincent - Founder & CEO, Attitude

Global

Andrea Blair - Business Development Manager, GNS Science
Rez Gardi - Solicitor, Chapman Tripp
Anna Hansen - Owner, The Modern Pantry
Samantha Jones - Founder & CEO, Little Yellow Bird
Anne-Maree O'Connor - Head of Responsible Investment, New Zealand Superannunation Fund
Amanda Santos - CEO, Tekron International Limited
Sian Simpson - Community Manager, Kiwi Landing Pad

Innovation and Science

Cheryl Doig - Leadership Futurist, Think Beyond
Chris Duggan - National CEO, House of Science NZ
Hinemoa Elder - Māori Strategic Leader Roro Rangahau Aotearoa Brain Research NZ, CoRE for the Ageing Brain
Professor Marlena Kruger - Professor of Nutritional Physiology, Massey University
Mahsa Mohaghegh​ - Lecturer, AUT University
Amanda Oakley - Founder & Editor in Chief, DermNet NZ
Professor Robyn Phipps - Professor in Construction, Massey University
Rebecca Sowden - Founder, Hookdshot
Sarvnaz Taherian - Research Psychologist and Co-Founder, Thought-Wired

Public Policy

Dorothy Adams - Lead, Social Investment Unit
Marewa Glover - Associate Professor, Massey University
Rebecca Kitteridge - Director of Security, New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
Liz Macpherson - Government Statistician & Chief Executive, Stats NZ
Deborah Manning - Barrister, Landmark Chambers
Judy McGregor - Head of School Social Sciences & Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology
Sarah Sundgren - Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic, Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade

Rural

Tracy Brown - Chair, Dairy Womens Network
Harriet Cameron - Community Organiser
Sarah Douglas - Directors, Young Rural Ladies
Carla Forbes - Creative Director & Client Services Manager, Market South
Hayley Hoogendyk - Dairy Professional
Carla Muller - Board Member, New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM)
Professor Nicola Shadbolt - Professor in Farm & AgriBusiness Management, Massey University
Pamela Storey - Volunteer Board Chair, Waikato Environment Centre (WEC) and Formative Chair Community Energy Network (CEN)

Young Leader

Sharnay Cocup​ - Founder, Taupiri Youth Group Trust
​Rachel Ji - Founding CEO, YouthXCo and ThrivoNZ
Shahed Abu Jwaied - Co-Founder & Vice President, ATFYC and Regional Representative, IWCNZ
Ezel Kokcu​ - CEO, Passphere NZ
Carla Muller - Board Member, New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM)
Poppy Norton - Co-Founder, Collaborate
Grace Stratton - Founder & Writer, Grace Georgia
​Hayley Yu - Founder, Clove & Social Innovation