Monthly Archives: June 2011

BPW Hawera’s 25th Anniversary

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BPW Hawera

BPW Hawera Member earns clubs first key! By Rachel Werder, BPW Hawera At our June meeting, the club congratulated Anita Scott on earning her Bronze Key under the Keys To Achievement (KTA) Program.   Anita has actually also completed the … Continue reading

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I Need your Help!

  I need your help to grow Young BPW Last weekend (14/15th of May) we had our strategic planning meeting and first executive meeting with the new BPW NZ executive members and convenors. It was a full-on weekend, but we … Continue reading

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UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

HUI TO DISCUSS THE ALTERNATE REPORT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. The hui I attended in South Auckland in March, was attended by people with disabilities, many representing organisations, and care-givers or family. … Continue reading

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Patsy Thornton – Congratulations

Congratulations to Patsy Thornton, who was appointed as a member of the Lottery Northland Community Distribution Committee on 26th April 2011.  PROFILE     PATSY THORNTON     I was a member of the Kaitaia BPW club for thirteen years and became … Continue reading

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Women on Boards: What we can learn from Australia

New Zealand has a thing or two to learn from Australia when it comes to getting women on boards.   In May, the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Hon Hekia Parata, met some of Australia’s top business leaders to understand how … Continue reading

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Submission on District Courts

Submission on Discussion Document on proposed New Operating Model for District Courts in Auckland   19th May 2011     THE aims of BPW NZ (The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women) include linking professional and businesswomen throughout … Continue reading

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In Remembrance

Beverley Sturgeon On Friday 29th April I attended the funeral in Tokoroa of Beverley Sturgeon.  Bev was a member of the Tokoroa Club, a president of that club and National President  from 1985 -87 during the time that the International … Continue reading

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BPWNZ President’s Message

June 2011 At the time of writing this report, BPW NZ Executive had just finished its Strategic Planning and Executive meeting.  It was a time for members to discuss openly any issues or concerns they had, the direction they would … Continue reading

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