October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Post date: 03 November, 2016

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 and Barbara, decided to create worldwomen, a charitable trust and forum for women to share knowledge, look at issues differently, question the status quo, involving as many different women as possible.

Coming from very different backgrounds, we can see that women want the best for their families, countries, the world, and that women are quite ready to think outside the square in order to create positive change for everybody.

We have invited some extremely interesting women from diverse backgrounds to our first conference, worldwomen17 to be held in Auckland on 17-19 March 2017. We’d love for you and your colleagues and friends to join us.

Why New Zealand?

We chose New Zealand because not only is it our home country but there is no country in the world too small to make a difference and we know it can make an impact on the whole world – here’s just a few examples:

  • New Zealand women were the first in the world to gain the right to vote - in 1893, exactly 123 years ago - long before European women were allowed to vote.

“All that separates, whether of race, class, creed or sex, is human and must be overcome.” Kate Sheppard. 

In New Zealand women, Māori and Pakeha, have always been very strong and influential. Our goal is to enable and strengthen them, and encourage collaboration for our common goals, rather than competing against each other.

Education, health and business –  hot conference topics.

worldwomen17 will make some new suggestions in these areas and explore new possibilities. Attending the conference, you can choose the topics of most interest and connect with like-minded women. Wouldn’t it be great if we created working groups?

Our speakers mirror a huge diversity of backgrounds – as huge as the variety of women we want to join us at the conference.

Early Bird offer - register before 30 November

Early Bird registrations for worldwomen17 are available at a discount up until 30 November so we encourage take action now to make the most of this offer.

Registrations for are flowing in and the conference programme is taking more and more shape. We’re expecting guests from Europe and the States and meeting and connecting with all these women will be an added bonus.

We’ll keep you posted on workshop content and other aspects of the conference in over the next few months.

Help us spread the word!

Please visit our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter   

Share and spread the word throughout your own networks – women and men alike. 

We do hope to see you at worldwomen17 in March 2017.


All the best - Nā mātou

Theresa Gattung, Barbara Gabler, Chris Woodwiss, Lindy Nelson