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Day 1 | Wednesday, 19 June 2024

7:50

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:30

Opening Karakia

8:40

Welcome Address from the Women Leaders Institute  

8:50

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Alex Geale, Executive Manager Sales and Service Operations, IAG New Zealand 

THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

9:00

International Keynote: The Rise of Tech and AI – Leading in the age of automation

  • Exploring the impact of technology on the future of work and leadership 

  • Equipping women leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the digital landscape 

  • Addressing the gender gap in tech and fostering inclusive innovation 

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Dr Catherine Ball, Associate Professor, Author, Entrepreneur, Scientific Futurist, and Visioneer 

9:40

CEO Panel: Crisis as a Catalyst – Turning adversity into opportunity 

  • Balancing flexibility and accountability in the workplace 

  • Building a resilient and connected organisational culture 

  • The art of leading with authenticity

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Moderator: Kari Jones, Chief Data Officer, Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand 

Jennie Wyllie,
CEO, Netball New Zealand 


Amanda Whiting, CEO, IAG New Zealand 

Jason Boyes, 
Partner, Morrison; CEO and Director, Infratil Limited

Neeraj Lala,
CEO, Toyota New Zealand

10:30

Networking Activity / Get to know your fellow attendees 

10:50

Morning Tea

LEADING WITH AUTHENTICITY & PURPOSE  

11:20

Golden Ticket – Stand a chance to win one of our mystery prizes

11:30

In Conversation Keynote 

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Moderator: Jade Tang-Taylor, Director, ThinkPlace – WāhiWhakaaro 
 

Jolie Hodson MNZM, CEO, Spark New Zealand 

12:10

Keynote: Successful leadership in bi-cultural superdiverse New Zealand 

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Mai Chen, Chair, Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business 

12:40

Networking Lunch

INCREASING LEADERSHIP PRESENCE  

1:40

Trivia 

1:50

Keynote: The power of a growth mindset in leadership

  • Defining and understanding the concept of a growth mindset 

  • How a growth mindset can positively impact leadership presence 

  • Identifying common fixed mindset beliefs and behaviours in leadership  

  • Strategies for creating an organisational culture that values continuous learning and improvement  

  • Receiving feedback as a tool for growth 

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Tia Ashby, CEO, Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi 

2:20

Introduction to Interactive Scenario-Based Breakout Sessions 
Delegates will have the opportunity to pick one mini workshop. 

2:30

Interactive Mini Workshops

New and Emerging Leaders:
Discover strategies and tips for new and aspiring leaders to excel in their first managerial roles. Recognising that every leader begins somewhere, learn practical tips to gain a head start and transition successfully from an individual contributor to a leader  

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Facilitator A:  
Kiri Stockman, Life Coach/Training Facilitator, Wholehearted Action 
 
Facilitator B: 
Jayne Chater, Director and Leadership Coach, jaynechater.com; Co-Founder, Leaderful

Middle Management:
Gain practical insights and actionable strategies to master the art of balancing strategic priorities with day-to-day operations, effective managing up, down and across organisation, and fostering team performance and growth  

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Facilitator A: 
Suzie Marsden, Co-Founder/Leadership Coach, Amp’d Careers  
 
Facilitator B: 
Leah McKerrow, Co-Founder, Leadrly 
 
Facilitator C: 
Yvonne McLean, Professional Leadership Coach, Strategic Direction Consulting 

 

Top-Level Management & C-Suite:

Equip yourself with the strategies needed to navigate change and innovation to steer your organisation through complex challenges 

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Kalyn Ponti, CEO, Humankind 

Anna Muir, Director of People & Culture, Humankind 

3:20

Afternoon Tea

ADAPTABILITY & RESILIENCE

3:50

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In Conversation Keynote

Moderator: Honey Hireme-Smiler MNZM, Former Kiwi Ferns Captain, New Zealand Rugby League; Professional Rugby Player, New Zealand Rugby; Presenter, SKY TV New Zealand

Ruby Tui,
 International Rugby Sevens Champion, Olympic Gold medallist, New Zealand Rugby; Wellbeing Advocate

4:30

Chairperson’s Closing Address

4:40

Cocktail Party and End of Summit Day One

Day 2 | Thursday, 20 June 2024

8:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:50

Welcome Address from the Women Leaders Institute  

9:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Agnes Naera, CEO, Global Women 

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

9:10

Ministerial Opening Address 

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Hon. Louise Upston, Acting Minister for Women, New Zealand Government

9:20

CEO Panel: Walking the Talk – Setting the standard and authentic leadership  

  • From glass ceilings to glass walls and cliffs – breaking barriers to succeed 

  • Aligning words with actions in leadership to build trust within the workplace  

  • Reflecting on the role of authenticity in building trust within the workplace  

  • Discussing the impact of diverse leadership on organisational success  

  • Creating a culture of inclusion and equity within a diverse workplace  

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Moderator: Jo Avenell, CEO, Russell McVeagh 

Riana Manuel,
CEO, Te Aka Whai Ora (Māori Health Authority) 


Peter Reidy, CEO, KiwiRail 

Nicole Rosie, CEO, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi 

Vince Hawksworth, CEO, Mercury New Zealand 

10:10

Mini Interactive Workshop: Allyship in Action

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Elina Ashimbayeva, Facilitator, Ally Skills NZ 

10:40

Morning Tea

11:10

Trivia 

EMPOWERING AND MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS  

11:20

Fireside Chat – Creating a culture that attracts the best  

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Moderator: Dellwyn Stuart, Co-Founder, Mindthegap.nz; CEO, YWCA  
 
Wednesday Davis, Senior Laboratory and Field Technician, University of Auckland 

 Toleafoa Vaiola Tauti, Media and Communications Lead, Elika Consulting Group  

12:00

Tackling ageism in the workplace

  • Recognising and addressing stereotypes and biases related to age in the workplace 

  • Discussing the unique strengths and perspectives that age brings to the table  

  • Strategies for overcoming age-related challenges in career progression  

  • Fostering a workplace that values and integrates diverse age groups 

  • The shift in power as the workforce grows older  

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Haylee Putaranui, Pouhere, Director Māori Strategy, Fonterra

12:30

Networking Lunch

CHARTING YOUR TRAJECTORY 

1:30

Introduction to Interactive Scenario-Based Breakout Sessions

Delegates will participate in two sessions of their choosing. Each session will run for 30 minutes.

1:40

Interactive Scenario-based Breakout Sessions 

LEADERSHIP 

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Breakout A: Leaders as Coach – Coaching for growth 

Ruth Elliott, Leadership Coach, Ruth Elliot Coaching  
 
Breakout B: Developing executive presence – Commanding the room 

Helene Deschamps, Managing Director – Executive & Leadership Coach, changingNow 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

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Breakout C: Leading courageous conversations – Navigating tough dialogues 

Anna Kingston, Change Coach, Five NZ 
 
Breakout D: Developing a personal brand - Crafting your unique identity for career advancement 

 

Libby Irwin, Leadership and High Performing Team Coach, Mentor, Facilitator and Trainer, Libbyrwin.com 

PERSONAL GROWTH  

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Breakout E: Potential and habits – cultivating a growth mindset 

Sue Kohn-Taylor, Founder/CEO, The Mental Fitness Company 
 
Breakout F: Self-leadership – the journey within 

Angela Barrows, Creator/Head Trainer, The Soul Pattern  

2:50

Afternoon Tea 

FINDING YOUR PURPOSE AND INTENT TO ACTION 

3:20

Interactive Mini Workshop: Knowing your why and following through 

  • Identifying and understanding your core values 

  • Connecting personal purpose to leadership roles 

  • Strategies for overcoming obstacles while staying true to your purpose 

  • Communicating with authenticity and confidence 

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Rachael Fitzjohn, CEO, Morgo 

4:00

Delegate Spotlight 

4:10

Chairperson Closing Address

4:20

Closing Karakia and End of Summit  

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