On Friday 21 June, 450 guests at Pullman Auckland joined an expert panel of business leaders to discuss the hurdles to Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace and define the solutions. The panel featured Rebecca Thomas, Founder and CEO of Mint Asset Management; Kaye-Maree Dunn, Director of Indigital Blockchain Limited; Kristen Lunman, FinTech Innovator and...
To fully become a character, either on stage or on screen, is a wonderful gift for an artist to have. It’s a real process to prepare for such a role too. The years spent at Toi Whakaari may not prepare the aforementioned actor for the journey they would be made to take. It’s rugged, it’s...
As the CEO of Event Hospitality & Entertainment, JANE Hastings runs a company that operates 60 HOTELS, 150+ CINEMAs, employs 8,000+ people and more than $1bn annual REVENUE, but these diverse industries are linked by a focus on customer experience. Jane is no stranger to finding the commonalties across industries though. In her prior role...
Celebrating 15 years as New Zealand’s most successful shoe designer, Kathryn Wilson shares with us her journey of success and her plan for the next 15 years. How do you balance family life and the work life? I don’t think there’s any such thing as family balance. It’s a nice idea, once you have little...
Inspiration comes in many different forms, for 18 women it came when they noticed a problem, or a challenge, that needed to be overcome and they used their skills, passions and drive to make that happen. We wanted to celebrate these heroines who inspire and empower us to not only believe there can be change...
Three years ago Bonnie Howland, 21, decided she wanted to create a beauty product that would be sustainable, ethical and change the world in the process. This month her dream finally became one step closer to reality. With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for her brand Indigo + Iris. Indigo + Iris aim to […]
I was fortunate enough to head to Vegas for the Connor vs Mayweather fight. I bought tickets to the fight but the goal for the trip was to meet both the fighters. It was an ambitious goal. But not only did I watch the fight and meet the fighters – I did it in ringside […]
Moving to a new country can be fraught with challenges. So, what about those people – the entrepreneurial types – who emigrate and start a new business in a foreign country? I can speak from experience on this one, having set up Pure SEO with just $200, only a couple of months after coming to […]
Taylor Swift is one of the world’s most well-known pop singers, and has become a lyrical voice of her generation. Now, after winning a symbolic US$1 in a court case against DJ, David Mueller who groped her at a meet and greet, she has become a voice for women worldwide and more importantly, victims of […]
We’ve all grown up surrounded by Disney princesses. Whether it be Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine or Cinderella they played a big part in our younger lives. They still do today with little girls everywhere knowing all the lyrics to the songs from Frozen and movies like Moana coming out. Over the years these princesses have […]
The Dove self esteem project has launched in New Zealand with the aim to change 18,000 young Kiwis lives. The project provides parents, teachers and mentors with self esteem building programmes. Including ‘Confident me’ which is a resource for teachers to help improve boost self esteem and reduce body image concerns. There’s also ‘Uniquely me’ […]
On average women in accounting and finance roles earn 32.6 per cent less than men. However a survey found it isn’t pay disparity that’s causing the gap but rather the lack of women making it to the top jobs resulting in a gender cap. An Auckland company Consult Recruitment, surveyed nearly 9,000 kiwis who had […]
We’ve all experienced unwanted harassment on the streets- whether it’s a man yelling explicit words out of a car window or being followed home. Unfortunately it’s an ugly reality women around the world face. These acts of aggression and dominance often succeed in making women feel scared or insecure. A recent study stated 63% of […]
19-year-old education and rights activist Malala Yousafzai finished school last week and has since created a Twitter account. Hi, Twitter. — Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017 Posting her first tweet on July 8 she has already gained over 700, 000 followers and plans to use the platform to help her campaign. She also announced she […]
True leaders who inspire, motivate, coach and push people to achieve more than they would otherwise do are very seldom liked by everyone they lead, at any given moment in time. Many people find it uncomfortable being stretched and challenged – even when the end result will likely be more rewarding for them in […]
Being productive is something we all struggle with. In my mind I can plan out the perfect productive day; getting up early, working out before I go to University or work, getting all my work done early, and getting a good nights rest. In reality, this kind of productive day only happens to me once […]
Many marketers think the wider their potential market is, the greater the opportunities for marketing. But, the options for more specialised, niche businesses also abound. Successful marketing is all about appropriate and relevant targeting and it’s hard to do that if your market is “anyone – men and women – aged 5 to 95”. Although […]