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It can be difficult to ascertain the real and continued global impact of COVID-19 from our NZ bubble. Join Agnes Naera for a live chat with some of our internationally based members Karen Clayton (Geneva), Jan Beagle (Rome), Bronwen Horton (London), Amanda Ellis (Hawaii), Sara Clemens (San Francisco) and Audette Exel (Sydney) – 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.

September 9th, 2020 | 5:00PM – 6:00PM

GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Jan Beagle is a diplomat from New Zealand and the Director General of the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) based in Rome. Beginning her career in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as a delegate to the United Nations in New York, Ms Beagle has some 40 years of experience of multilateral diplomacy, working across the peace and security, human rights, development, management and gender sectors. Read more>
GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Amanda Ellis is currently based in Hawaii as Executive Director Hawaii/Asia Pacific and Director Strategic Partnerships for philanthropist Julie Ann Wrigley’s ASU Global Institute Of Sustainability. Amanda Ellis previously served as New Zealand’s head of mission and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva (2013-16) where she co-chaired the High Level Group on humanitarian access into Syria while New Zealand served on the UN Security Council. Concurrently Amanda also served as Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Francophone Africa and was the inaugural Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues. Read more>
GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Elected a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Audette Exel is the founder of the Adara Group, established in 1998, and Chief Executive Officer of its Australian financial services businesses, Adara Advisors Pty Limited and Adara Partners (Australia) Pty. Limited. The Adara businesses were established as for purpose businesses with the sole objective of supporting Adara Development. Adara Development is focused on improving health and education for women, children and communities living in poverty, through best practice service delivery, conducting world-class research and sharing knowledge globally. Read more>
GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Sara Clemens joined Twitch in January 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, leading the commercial, operations and go-to-market teams globally. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in the broadcast, technology, and entertainment industries. Prior to Twitch, Sara was COO at Pandora, where she worked to transform the internet radio pioneer into a personalised music service connecting artists directly with fans at scale. Her efforts to build strong relationships with the music industry placed Sara on Billboard’s coveted list of Most Powerful Women in Music in 2015 and 2016. Read more>
GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Karen Clayton is an English qualified solicitor and experienced Senior Executive with over 20 years of international experience with large companies in the Professional Services, Energy and Aviation sectors.Karen joined the Executive Team of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from Air New Zealand on 1 April 2019 in the global role of Corporate Secretary. Karen is based in Geneva, Switzerland and is responsible for supporting the IATA Board and Management on all governance and corporate secretariat matters and implementing the Association’s new corporate strategy. Read More>
GLOBAL WOMEN MEMBER | Bronwen Horton, based in London, founded the New Zealand Business Women’s Network London (NZBWN) www.nzwomen.co.uk in 2009 and it has since become a who’s who of over 1400 women in the UK. Bronwen’s career has been predominately within the private banking and wealth management industries providing consultancy across high level projects with many of London’s biggest banks and financial service providers. She juggles this banking career with voluntarily running NZBWN in her spare time. Read more>