January Newsletter

January Newsletter

Post date: 31 January, 2017


Newsletter January 2017


Greetings – Kia ora koutou

With less than six weeks to go, momentum is building for worldwomen17 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 issues.

Next month they will feature Dr. Neha Sangwan, another of our keynote speakers.  Her story, her passion for change and her pathway to get there is inspiring.  Neha started her career as a medical doctor and engineer but found her calling was for changing the way we communicate.  She is CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, an organisation which empowers individuals, teams and organisations to develop clear, effective and heartfelt communication.  

Neha addresses the root cause of stress, miscommunication and interpersonal conflict often healing chronic conditions such as headaches, insomnia, anxiety and depression. She regularly consults with organisations such as the American Heart Association, American Express, Kaiser Permanente and Google and has shared her keynote presentation on the stages of TEDx.

Dr Neha is offering something special for worldwomen17 participants.  During the breaks on Sunday there will be the opportunity for free consultations with her.  These will be videotaped similar to www.doctorneha.com/blog and shared so that others may learn.  A great opportunity to meet her personally and get free coaching. 

She has also invited all worldwomen17 participants to join her TalkRx book club. This is a live one hour session each week where you can submit your questions about the chapters to the TalkRx Facebook Community page. Dr Neha will answer those questions live.  Read more about the offer here.  The book club starts 1 February.

Chantelle Baxter, CEO of One Girl, was to be one of our keynote speakers but due to personal circumstances is unable to travel to New Zealand.  We will miss hearing her inspirational story and having her wonderful energy at worldwomen17.

We are very excited to share with you that Michele A'Court is joining us at worldwomen17!  Michele is a freelance writer and comedian.  She won Comedian of the Decade (Female) at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards. Michele will bring lots of laughter and empowering humour to the conference.

Please continue to spread the word, visit our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter,

Encourage other women to come! Now is the time when women have to unite and stand up for each other.  If you can’t join us for the weekend remember that you can donate to help another woman attend. 

We are so looking forward to welcoming you to worldwomen17 and bringing you inspiration, knowledge, new friends and networks.

All the best - Nā mātou

Barbara Gabler, Theresa Gattung, Chris Woodwiss, Lindy Nelson