A warm congratulations to Global Women members Suzanne Snively and Vanisa Dhiru for their contribution and recognition of achievements on the New Year Honours List for 2021!   A happy new year to you all – Ngā mihi o te Tau Hau. Ko te tumanako kei te ora koe.

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.


In these unprecedented times we are provided with new opportunities to connect, engage, learn and evolve. In this webinar series we will hear from a diverse range of thought leaders and sector experts as they share their insights and expertise on what we can expect, achieve and change in this unfamiliar world.

Our panel of experts; Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Emma Parry, Educator and Counsellor Caro Atkinson with moderators and co-founders of Dignity Jacinta Gulasekharam and Miranda Hitchings, demystify the issues surrounding period poverty and look at what more we can do to solve this inequity for our women and girls.

2020 calls for us to rethink what we know about the concept of Resilience. Dr Anita Sands & Dr Alia Bojalova share their thoughts with Penelope Barr-Sellers on how to harness our inner resilience during trying times, all while debunking myths about resilience in the workplace and beyond..

Four amazing young wāhine toa speak about the challenges they see for young women in 2020 and how support across generations can help make change happen more quickly. Hosted by CEO of YWCA Dellwyn Stuart, Irihaneti Edwards leads discussions with Sophie Handford, Tulsi Lathia and Courtney Davies.

In this panel kōrero, our host Khylee Quince and speakers Judge Sarah Reeves, Renee Graham and Karleen Everitt look at the history and journey of our wāhine toa, in particular our wāhine Māori, and the ways in which this history has and will continue to shape our nation’s future.

It can be difficult to ascertain the real and continued global impact of COVID-19 from our NZ bubble. Join Global Women CEO Agnes Naera for a live chat with some of our internationally based members Audette Excel, Karen Clayton, Bronwen Horton, Amanda Ellis, Jan Beagle, Sara Clemens as they share their thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted their countries of residence and the people, the current situation, and the hope for the future.

How do stereotypes create barriers for our girls and women in entering and progressing in STEM careers? Our MC Karin Pretorius and panellists Mahsa Mohaghegh and Mike Smith address the impact of gender disparities and bias, and discuss what opportunities and solutions exist for us to successfully close the STEM gender gap.

In the webinar, award-winning change makers and female entrepreneurs that are Theresa Gettung, Vicki Saunders, Sue Beany, Ranjna Patel and Cecilia Robinson as discuss the integral role that both female innovators and disruptive funding models play in creating a more balanced and equal world.

It’s the foundational element capable of making or breaking an organisation’s culture and yet so few can articulate exactly what goes into it. Global Women member and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Kaila Colbin explores the seven elements of trust as identified in the research of Dr. Brené Brown with Linda Robertson, Mel Dyer, Mika Austin and Leanne Elder.

What are the gender issues and systemic barriers impacting women’s participation and advancement in our Arts sector? Artists Gill Gatfield, Judy Darragh and Jane Yonge, together with Creative NZ board member Caren Rangi, deep dive into what change and advocacy is required to create a more positive and level landscape for women.

What will it take to recover, rebuild and reinvent our tourism industry for a sustainable future? Join Tourism NZ Chief Executive Stephen England-Hall and Tourism Holdings Ltd CEO Grant Webster as they discuss this and more with Global Women member Glenys Coughlan.

Aotearoa’s ethnic pay gap is significant and the statistics are alarming. How can we close the gap and turn the impact of Covid-19 into a more positive and equal future for our ethnic minorities? Our panelists Jo Cribb, Lisa Lawrence, Judy Matai’a, Fezeela Raza join MC Jo Cribb in discussing this critical topic in this 60-minute korero.

How will the third sector navigate the post-Covid landscape? Who will be most at risk and what innovation and collaboration will be required? Three of our non-profit sector leaders discuss this and much more in this 60-minute korero with philanthropist Katherine Corich.

In this 45-minute webinar Hilary Walton, Chief Information Officer at Kordia Group, advises what cyber attacks we need to be aware of and what both we and our organisations can do to keep our data and information safe during COVID-19.

What will the future of sport look like in a post-pandemic world? And what opportunities will emerge for women and girls? Three of our female sporting leaders and facilitator Louisa Wall discuss this and more in this 60-minute korero.