March Newsletter

March Newsletter

Post date: 02 May, 2017


Newsletter March 2017

Greetings – Kia ora koutou

worldwomen17 is just around the corner and we’re working hard to put the finishing touches on what will be much more than just a conference.  We see it as the beginning of a possible movement that we’d like you to be part of.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, here’s a special message from one of worldwomen’s founders, Theresa Gattung. 

And speaking of celebrating women, 7 women who seriously wanted to  attend worldwomen17 and reached out to us are able to do so due to the generosity of other women through "Help another woman attend".  How fantastic is that?

We have a few important final reminders about worldwomen17.

Firstly, registrations are still open but will close this coming Friday 10 March, a week out from the event. Please pass this on to anyone who is still thinking of coming as we won’t be taking or changing registrations after then.

We strongly encourage you to attend the opening events on Friday afternoon – they will set the scene for our few days together and are not to be missed.  


Friday 17 March events

1.30 - 3.00pm                     Registration (afternoon tea will be available)

3.00 - 4.30pm                     Pōwhiri and welcome ceremony

4.30 - 5.30pm                     Keynote speaker – Denise Arnold

6.00 - 7.30pm                     Cocktail function and networking


Our welcoming ceremony will be very special - a traditional pōwhiri, (Māori welcome) and kapa haka performed by local iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua.  Whether you are one of our overseas guests or a local, make sure you’re there to be a part of this.

Our first keynote address by Denise Arnold will be followed by the cocktail party - a wonderful opportunity to connect and network with the more than 400 women attending. We look forward to meeting you there!

Click here for the full conference schedule.

Our venue is the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre – you can find information about the venue and parking here.

Dress as you feel most comfortable.  We have a wide range of women attending so there will be a mix of smart casual, business and glam. 

Over the weekend we will be sharing photos and video from worldwomen17 on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, you can follow or join the conversation on Twitter & Instagram @worldwomen17 using hashtag #worldwomen17.

We look forward to joining with you at worldwomen17 as we gather to celebrate what inspires us individually and what we could do collectively to create meaningful change in the world.


All the best - Nā mātou

Barbara Gabler, Theresa Gattung, Chris Woodwiss, Lindy Nelson