2018 Members' Retreat

The Members’ Retreat comes around only once a year. It is your opportunity to connect with fellow Global Women members and be inspired by innovative thought-leadership and fresh vision.

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Transformational Leadership

Transformational leaders activate change in individuals and social systems, successfully developing their followers into leaders. We will focus on how you, as leaders, can create valuable, positive and sustainable change within your organisations. 


The location

After receiving so much positive feedback about the last year Retreat's location, we have decided to stay in Napier for another year!

2018 Retreat will be held in your favorite Napier Conference Centre, with Friday's dinner at The Old Church and an optional networking lunch on Saturday at Elephant Hill

Where to stay

We’ve organised some great accommodation options for you. Book your preferred room when you’re booking the rest of your retreat package.


The Hotel Te Pania is directly across the road from Napier Conference Centre. We’re offering reduced rates on 2 types of rooms:

These accommodation packages do not include breakfast.

The Art Deco Masonic Hotel  is a 3-4 minute walk from Napier Conference Centre. We’re offering 5 types of rooms:

These accommodation packages include breakfast.


Leisure Activities

Relax and recharge with other Global Women members while taking a closer look at the fabulous Hawkes Bay or soaking up Napier’s Art Deco heritage.

You could:

  • Ride a bike along Napier’s beautiful waterfront to Te Awanga. The two hour ride includes a refreshment stop at Clifton Cafe and return transport to your hotel. Avanti 21 speed bikes are provided. A shorter ride option is also available.
  • Take a tour of Napier City’s Art Deco quarter with a private guide. See some of Napier's most stunning examples of the architectural style that defined the 1920s and 30s.
  • Walk over Napier Hill to beautiful Port Ahuriri for afternoon tea.

You can register for the other activities on the Retreat registration page.

Book your flights

There are a few flights each day to Napier from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch but these flights fill up quickly. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Here's what past attendees have said

“It was a great event and I felt completely energised and inspired by the women I met and spent time with over the 3 days.”

“I loved the retreat. I was a new member and was warmly welcomed and embraced. I felt everyone had earned the right to be there and as a consequence it was a level playing field regardless of achievement. It was a unique experience. Thank you to the organisers.”

“I really enjoyed the meeting overall and am very glad to have attended. It was a fabulous opportunity to meet members, learn about their interests and experiences and make new friendships. And I'm looking forward to attending next year!”

Starts at 5.00pm
Thursday 3 May 2018

Please RSVP by
Tuesday 10 April 2018