Friday 20 November 2020 12pm – 4pm
Cordis Hotel, Auckland CBD
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Welcome
1:10 pm – Keynote Speaker
1:40 pm – Panel Discussion
2:40 pm – Q&A From the Audience
3:00 pm – Networking Over Cocktails
4:00 pm – Forum Finishes
Journey To Excellence helps businesses develop Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.
We spend so many of our waking hours at work, what we do should not only be rewarding, it should be satisfying too. It’s the same for our staff as well as ourselves. So, by allowing the people who work for us to feel good about their jobs, they will be more likely to stay on and encourage others to do likewise.
Our Journey to Excellence Live forums are immersive events where a panel of successful business people discuss issues and solutions to creating greater inclusion and diversity in the workplace
The panel discussion is followed by audience questions then a networking opportunity where attendees can expand on the discussion over cocktails in a more intimate and casual setting – perfect to make invaluable connections!
Our next event: 20 November 2020 - Live Forum:
Head of Culture and External Relations, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Anahera is a driving force within Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa, the commercial arm of the Auckland hapū. A proud descendant of the hapū, Anahera fosters meaningful relationships with key players to deliver real outcomes.
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, People & Culture, Fonterra
Becoming a Mum at 17, provided the motivation to quickly graduate from Law School and forge a career in law before joining Fonterra in 2015. Beyond her career, Haylee has contributed to iwi governance roles and led parts of her iwi (Ngāti Maniapoto) Treaty settlement with the Crown. At Fonterra, Haylee’s role is to unlock more Inclusion – in all respects to lead D&I for NZ’s biggest export company.
Executive General Manager People & Culture, Downer
Downer is a leading NZ infrastructure company with 12,000+ employees. Jan is a member of the Downer NZ Executive team responsible for organisational effectiveness and performance, capability and culture.
General Manager People & Culture, Chorus
Shaun has over 20 years human resources experience, including expertise in supporting leadership and culture, innovation and business execution strategies. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a seasoned senior executive having held senior leadership roles across Australia and New Zealand, most recently as GM HR at AMP.
Auckland DHB Board Member & Belong Co-Director
Zoe is an equity and wellbeing specialist, and the creator of ‘Belong’, a global community building employee wellbeing. She is also Co-Director of the GenderTick, an elected Board Member on the Auckland District Health Board, and the co-parent of two young children. Zoe is passionate about building organisations where everyone feels they belong, and believes the best way to do this is through whakawhanaungatanga (building meaningful relationships) and mahi tahi (co-creating).
Qualified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, & Author
Keynote Speaker & MC
Rachel worked for the Herald & Fairfax as an investigative journalist for many years & was once awarded NZ’s best social issues journalist of the year. She’s been writing in the wellness/ health/ fitness/ happiness niche for seven years.
“By sending selected key male managers within our business (along with selected female leaders), we have seen real value.”
“An amazing afternoon listening to inspirational female leaders from NZ business. Thanks @m2woman for a great event!”
“Feedback from both our tables was overwhelmingly positive. All of the women really enjoyed the event and the panel session kicked off very interesting conversations after.”
Michelle Herlihy (Custom Fleet)
“I very much enjoyed the discussions. My clients and I had some very good conversations carrying on from the themes brought up by the panel members.”
Jo Cheeseman (ASB Bank)
5 Reasons to attend Journey to Excellence:
Learn how Diversity & Inclusion can not only improve business culture but grow your business’ bottom line.
To upskill & build great teams who feel appreciated
To strengthen relationships between team members and business stakeholders
To attract the best people to your business
To innovate & motivate your team & clients around key issues that matter to them
Companies That Attend
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Friday 20 November 2020, 12pm – 4pm, Cordis Hotel, Auckland CBD
Each Table Includes:
8 x seats per table
8 x 12 Month M2woman Subscriptions including topics from the event featured throughout the year
8 x Luncheon including dessert options, served on the table
8 x Goody Bags, one per seat
8 x Cocktail Networking Function, including drinks and nibbles
How we’re hosting a safe event
We’re taking appropriate measures to ensure your safety at Journey to Excellence by working closely with the Cordis Hotel to provide a safe and seamless event.
Everything will be planned according to the best interest of our attendees, also taking into consideration the rules and regulations advised by the Government at the time of the event.
Areas we will focus on for the event. and that we are working on with The Cordis include:
– Advance online registration and managed contact tracing
– 5 star sanitisation and hygiene practices
– Appropriate seating arrangements
– A table service menu and table drinks service
– Signage to remind all attendees of the current safety requirements
If you have any questions around what we are doing to keep you, our staff and the Cordis team safe, please don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.
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