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February Newsletter

Newsletter February 2017 Greetings – Kia ora koutou Our event, worldwomen17, is just around the corner. More than 400 women will connect with each other and our inspiring speakers to spark new ideas and action. It is exciting to be hosting this inaugural event that will take our dreams to a new level! We believe in the innate gifts of women - listening and thinking out of the box while being grounded at the same time. It is easy to live only ‘in our heads’, without a connection to our communities, and our families. This can leave us so easily...

January Newsletter

Newsletter January 2017 Greetings – Kia ora koutou With less than six weeks to go, momentum is building for world women 17 and we are getting very excited. When we started preparing for this event more than a year ago we could not foresee the urgency for women to unite, work together, stand up for each other and encourage each other around the globe. This is the moment to become active, the time is now! One of New Zealand's premier monthly magazines, Next, has featured two of our keynote speakers, Tererai Trent and Vicki Saunders , in the last two...

December Newsletter

Newsletter December 2016 Greetings – Kia ora koutou Another year is nearly over and what a year it was! The state of the world confirms that something needs to be done and that is why we started the World Women Charitable Trust. 12 months ago it was only an idea and now we have a confirmed conference date, venue and wonderful international and national speakers http://www.worldwomen.org.nz/event/worldwomen17 Today we are proud to tell you, that we have nearly 300 registrations. We have had great support from the media. In the January issue of NEXT magazine, released in New Zealand early December,...

Let's do our bit.

by Barbara Gabler
Dear all, I have been thinking a lot since the elections. The media did a lot to give Donald Trump's hatred publicity and were indulging in all the atrocity propaganda that was spread. All of us, wherever we live, woke up to a different world. It's now up to us to choose what to do.

Theresa Gattung, passionate businesswoman

by Philip Matthews
National portrait: November 12 2016, photo by Bevan Reid. Remember the early 2000s? They were good times. There was a moment when New Zealand pretty much seemed like it was run by women. We were grown up, enlightened, sensible. Helen Clark was Prime Minister, Dame Sian Elias was Chief Justice, Dame Silvia Cartwright was Governor-General, Margaret Wilson was Attorney-General and Theresa Gattung was Telecom's chief executive.

Theresa Gattung's new bag: Helping women help women

by Holly Ryan
8:45 AM Saturday Nov 12, 2016. NZ Herald. Photo by NZ Herald. Gattung's next big thing is a venture capital scheme which aims to raise money from women, for women entrepreneurs. Having been that very rare thing - a female leading a New Zealand publicly listed company - Gattung says she has dealt with the issues that come with being a woman at the top.

November Newsletter

Newsletter November 2016 Greetings Theresa – Kia ora koutou We are getting a lot of questions about the world women 17 conference so we’d like to use this newsletter to give you some more information and updates. 1) Why are you doing this and who are you? We are a diverse group of women and we want to show that feminism is liberating, diverse, challenging, controversial, relevant and inclusive. With the conference we hope to offer inspiration for further involvement. That is what our speakers and the workshops at the conference will present. As we go through this journey together,...

No more glamorous victims

Yesterday at CoOfWomen insp!re’16 camp ( www.coofwomen.biz ) I spoke about world women 17 and was deluged with interest from women in attending, or better put, in being part of the movement. And I do see this as a movement. It is not just about women of course, but it is about women who are at the forefront of responding to a change in the energies in the world. It seems so obvious and in a decade we are going to wonder why it took us so long to understand that things that we previously thought were separate like “business”...

October Newsletter

Newsletter October 2016 Greetings – Kia ora koutou Do you ever have the feeling that it is only you who wants things to be different? That you want to bang your head against the wall in order to bring some common sense to our communities, countries and the world? Do you feel unsupported or isolated where you stand? Then come and be inspired by powerful local and international women who are already manifesting change in education, in health and in business. Women of the world, unite to make a difference! Being concerned about the state of the world, we, Theresa...

For Profit For Good

by Theresa Gattung
Not long ago the Managing Partner of one of the big four accounting firms said to me that equally as they are assessing accounting graduates and interviewing them to join their firm, so too they are being assessed by those graduates as to where they want to work. A very common theme in that assessment is what as a company they do in the community. Last week I was at a business breakfast hosted by Ocean Design all about values in action in medium sized companies ie entrepreneurs who own these businesses and whose money it is. A few days...

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