June 19, 2019

Women In Business Seminar – Investing and Risk Perceptions

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Date(s) - June 19, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Biz Dojo

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WYP is excited to announce the return of its Women in Business series!

Did you know that women are not only less likely to invest than men, but they also don’t invest as much money as men?

What’s up with that?

At this event you will learn from the experts about:

  • Investing
  • The gender investment gap
  • Managing and changing risk perceptions
  • Assessing business risks
  • and they will answer all of your burning questions at the end

Watch this page or follow us on Facebook for updates as we reveal who the speakers are.

As if this event wasn’t already awesome enough, members get free entry, and can bring along one guest, free of charge! This event is going to sell out so members make sure you register your ticket for the event below!

Non-members you lot will need to dish out $10 to secure your spot (so why not just buy that WYP membership, right!?).

Arrive at 5.30 and the presentation will kick off at 6 PM,

Our usual nibbles and networking will follow, see you there!


Our star-studded panel of speakers include:

Brooke Roberts – Co-Founder, Director, and CEO of Sharesies

Sharesies is an investment platform that aims to give someone with $5 the same investment opportunities as someone with $500,000. Sharesies removes the high investment buy-in and financial jargon that surrounds the investment industry. Their philosophy is that people should be able to invest regular amounts that they can afford. Sharesies now has over 43,000 customers who have invested over $49m. Brooke has experience leading large savings and investment portfolios, startups, product management and global marketing.


Terry Shubkin – Chief Excitement Officer at Young Enterprise

Terry maintains that she has the best job in the world. During her 18 years in the IT industry, Terry had a passion for helping young people – from mentoring, to her active involvement in Women in Technology, to chairing the Unisys Kidz Connect Grant programme. Since 2010, Terry has been following that passion full time at the helm of Young Enterprise.

When she’s not busy being inspired by our students, Terry can be found travelling, at her bach beating fresh paua with a 2 by 4 (apparently it’s the only way to make it tender), or training for her next half marathon which she only does because of her enduring love of food and wine – which serves her well as a Trustee of the Wellington Culinary Events Trust.  She also sits on the Board of the Ministry of Youth Development Partnership Fund Board and the Manurewa High School Business Academy.


Alexandra Lipski – Corporate Lawyer + Founder of Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap is an independent social enterprise designed to close the ‘gender investment gap’, a wealth gap arising because women tend to invest less and later than their male peers. Closing the Gap has hosted 6 interactive educational workshops in the 6 months since its launch, encouraging young women to take control of their finances and grow their personal wealth through investment.


Bookings are closed for this event.