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WYP Presents: Women in Business Speaker Series

  • 22 Aug 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • KPMG, Level 9, 10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

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WYP is proud to announce the return of our Women in Business series, and we have an incredible panel lined up just for you! We've just updated the location (again, we know!) to the much more spacious Level 9 at 10 Customhouse Quay - big thanks to KPMG for hosting us! This means free drinks are on us!

As diversity and inclusion is becoming an increasingly discussed matter, it’s become critical to recognise the importance of women as business leaders and the shared responsibility of men and women in leading the change.

Register your interest if this sounds like a bit of you!

This event brings together a fantastic panel of female leaders from diverse backgrounds, and they will share their stories, unique challenges experienced during their careers. This session also includes the opportunity for Q&A and networking, food (as usual) and a few free wines and beers for our members!

Join us on Wednesday the 22nd of August from 5:30pm for the discussion, and our usual networking, platters and drinks!

We have three distinguished panel speakers including Lesa Hancock (Associate Director, KPMG), Fi Acheson (Director, NZTE) & Lilia Alexander (Founder, Wellington-LIVE).

Lesa Hancock is an Associate Director at KPMG’s Consulting practise with over 13 years of experience supporting clients in the public and private sectors. Her background includes qualifications and experience in IT, Project Management and accounting.

Fiona Acheson (Fi) is the Director of Investment at New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), the Government agency who's role is to grow companies internationally for the benefit of New Zealand. In October, Fi will re-locate to Shanghai to lead NZTE’s team of 65 people in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Fi also leads NZTE’s Diversity and Inclusion programme, she is passionate about supporting the careers of future women leaders.

20 year old Lilia Alexander is the founder of Wellington - LIVE, the largest online based media company for Wellington. Having been involved in the startup scene since high school, she has run also run several small businesses with a passion for innovation. Currently, Lilia is the Young Entrepreneur in Residence at Victoria University, Marketing Manager for Crypto Launchpad, Manager of Wellington - LIVE, and a consultant in social media.

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