Breaking the Mould
Global Women and SheEO bring you an amazing line up of award-winning change makers — SheEO Founder Vicki Saunders, Founder & CEO of Beany Sue De Bievre, Founder of Tamaki Health & Gandhi Nivas Ranjna Patel and serial entrepreneur Cecilia Robinson — as they discuss with Theresa Gattung the integral role that both female innovators and disruptive funding models play in creating a more balanced and more equal world.
August 14th, 2020 | 09:00AM – 10:00AM
About the speakers
|Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Vicki is Founder of #radical generosity and SheEO, a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led Ventures working on the World’s To Do List. Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Vicki was named one of the 100 most influential leaders of 2015 from “EBW – Empowering A Billion Women”, In 2001, Vicki was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.|
|GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Cecilia Robinson is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of My Food Bag. Both Cecilia and My Food Bag are the recipients of several awards – Cecilia was the winner of the NEXT Business Woman of the Year Award 2014 and the EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and My Food Bag was named the Rising Star of the year in the Deloitte Fast 50 2014. Cecilia has an extensive background in business management and prior to My Food Bag she founded Au Pair Link (Australasia’s largest Au Pair agency) alongside her husband James Robinson in April 2007, before selling Au Pair Link to The Evolve Education Group in 2014. Cecilia's most recent venture is Tend Health where she has assembled some of New Zealand's most formidable leaders to build a digital first primary healthcare platform with a vision to transform healthcare for current and future generations.
|GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Ranjna Patel is the Founder and Director of Tamaki Health (previously known as Nirvana Health Group) a management company for East Tamaki Healthcare, West Auckland Healthcare and White Cross. Ranjna is actively involved in many wider community groups and sits on numerous advisory boards including National Ethnic Forum for NZ Police, CM Police, Middlemore Foundation, Mental Health Foundation, Diversity Works, Global Women and Co of Women. In December 2014, Ranjna established Ghandi Nivas, a residential facility for perpetrators of family violence working in an innovative way with men. The service was originally set up to address the problem of family harm in the Indian community but it now helps people of all ethnicities. Ranjna has been awarded a NZ Order of Merit (ONZM) and a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for her extensive involvement in charitable and community groups.
|GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Theresa Gattung is a business leader, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, investor and the NZ lead of SheEO, an international community that supports, finances, and celebrates female innovators. She was the first female CEO of an NZX listed company (Telecom NZ) and a co-founder of My Food Bag, where she helped take the start-up to a nationwide company with a turnover of over $130m. Theresa has held multiple governance positions - Chair of AIA Australia and AIA New Zealand, Chair CoOfWomen and Chair of the Wellington Board of the SPCA. She is also a member of the National Advisory Board on the Employment of Women. In 2019 she became the Chair of Tend, a primary healthcare provider with a mission to put digital healthcare in the hands of all Kiwis. Her philanthropic interests include being co-founder of the World Women Charitable Trust and Patron of the Cambodia Charitable Trust. Theresa was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List for her services to business and philanthropy. And in September 2018 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the Women of Influence Awards.
|Sue De Bievre is a qualified Chartered Accountant (both in NZ and the UK) who got fed up with the accountancy industry serving accountants instead of their clients so she redesigned the whole thing and called it beany.com. Beany offers free helplines to answer accounting questions, customers never get sent a bill at the end of the year, and Beany’s accountants take it in turns to be the boss. In 2019 Beany secured more than $1.5 million for its offshore expansion plans thanks to the support of angel investors including SheEO. Beany was named in the Top 5 SheEO ventures 2018/2019. Sue loves working within the entrepreneurial community in New Zealand and is involved as a mentor for Startup Weekend, which promotes entrepreneurship globally.|