Dear Global Women Friends,
The year is at an end and 2012 has been another outstanding year for Global Women. The organisation is well positioned as the preeminent go to organisation in New Zealand with a high calibre membership of diverse senior women leaders committed to transforming NZ Inc.
This year we have welcomed just over 50 new members and we now have a membership of 181 women leaders with 20 per cent who are operating globally. We want to thank our Global Women Investment Partners who have committed to a multiyear partnership. Global Women’s portfolio of fantastic partners will ensure our ability to grow and realise our ambitious goals, while continuing to offer increasing benefit to our investment partner organisations.
Principal Partners:- Fonterra, Westpac and PWC
Major Partners: – Deloitte, Vodafone, STATE, Telecom
Support Partners: – IBM, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, Microsoft, NZTE, Auckland Council, BNZ, AUT University
We wish all our GW Friends a relaxing and restful Christmas season and a wonderful New Year.
Jenny Shipley Chair
Global Women continues to build its engagement with a fantastic group of Global Women Friends. The highlights of 2012 were:
- Claudia Batten speaking at a Wellington lunch in February on ‘If you’re not digital, you’re not relevant’.
- The annual Global Women Forum in September – ‘Resilience – Creating Success in Uncertain Times’ delivered another highly interactive and engaging programme with over 170 women attending. The lineup of speakers from Claudia Batten visiting NZ again along with Sharon Hunter, Katie Lahey from Australia, Jenene Crossan and Sacha McMeeking challenged and inspired the audience. As always, cocktails with fantastic champagne from No 1 Family Estate ensured co-connection and co-creation of people and ideas occurred.
- Global Women Associates – the alumni of our GW BreakThrough Leaders Programme formally launched. 35 outstanding future leaders will connect, learn, grow, lead and give back. Watch out for events and leadership in 2013 from this exceptional group. The founding GW Associates will be joined by 25 more alumni finishing the BreakThrough Leaders Programme in August 2013.
Applications will open for the 2013-2014 GW BreakThrough Leadership Programme end of January 2013. Watch the website and we will send a call to action for all future leaders sitting in our Global Women Friends. It is a transformational programme that will grow your presonal leadership strengths.
GW Breakfast Series 2013
We will update all Global Women Friends with information early 2013 for an outstanding national series of provocative and challenging GW breakfasts open to members and public in main regional cities in NZ.
Unique Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs
Launching and calling for applications for March 2013 – GW Women in Leadership Women’s Entrepreneurs Bootcamp
A GW Subcommittee led by Erica Crawford has developed an intensive 2 day accelerated Women’s Entrepreneur residential Boot Camp providing unique opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs in the $1-$5 million company growth –
Apply now for March 2013 Global Women Entrepreneur 2 Day Boot Camp, Auckland.
Global Women Projects
Diverse NZ Inc
Global Women (with leadership from Chair Sue Sheldon and fellow corporate CEO Governance Group members) and 40 corporate and business organisation partners have convened and collaborated together to lead a significant national project focused on accelerating diversity in leadership in NZ larger business organisations(> 50 employees).
The project goal is to galvanise a framework and portal of information, assess relevant research, harness useful tools and services, create support networks and develop cross company mentoring. Ultimately it will establish national metrics (based on international best practise) for measuring economic and social benefit and impact. This project will be launched in April 2013 and we will keep our Global Women Friends updated.
Research of Interest
The executive boys club, it is still a long way to the top for women
High Potentials in the Pipeline: Leaders Pay It Forward