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Panel Discussion: Helping Women Thrive In the Digital Ecosys

Panel Discussion: Helping Women Thrive In the Digital Ecosys

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  • Tue 25 Sep ’18, 5:30pm – 8:00pm


Fonterra Centre, 109 Fanshawe St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $53.48


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Join Dress for Success Auckland at our annual panel discussion to explore ways women can become successful life long learners in this digital age and what it means for individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs.

Moderated by: Melissa Clark Reynolds
Professional Director, ONZM

A Digital Strategist and Professional Director with 25 years experience as an entrepreneur in the business startup community. She has been CEO of a number of Technology companies. She is a Governor of Radio NZ, sits on the Boards of Kiwi Insurance, Jasmax, and Beef and Lamb NZ.

She chairs the LINZ Risk & Audit Committee. In 2016 she trained as a Foresight Practitioner with The Institute For The Future in Palo Alto, and in 2018 she founded FutureCentre.nz

Vanessa Sorenson
Enterprise Director at Microsoft New Zealand

With more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, she is a highly regarded as a key driver of change and digital transformation. Vanessa is leading a large Enterprise sales team and closely working with NZ businesses to embrace digital transformation.

Kerry Topp
Associate Director, Transformation & Innovation, Datacom

Kerry helps businesses to take on new ways of working and uncover, innovative opportunities for local and global growth. He believes that diversity and inclusion are powerful innovation catalysts and is a passionate advocate for continuous learning and upskilling. Over 20 years he has held diverse roles of project management, programme directorship, consulting and general management.

Frances Valintine (CNZM)
Chair and Founder of The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab

Committed to shifting education and business practice to respond to the future of work and industry - The Mind Lab empowers students and educators to develop applied digital knowledge and capability. Frances launched Tech Futures Lab to support individuals, organisations and government to navigate the impact of technological advancement and cultural change in the workplace. She sits on a US Board of Talentnomics, committed to the empowerment of women in developing nations.

Samantha Jones
Founder/CEO, Little Yellow Bird

Samantha has a Masters in International Security, is an Edmund Hillary Fellow and was recognised as New Zealand’s Young Innovator of the year in 2017. Little Yellow Bird is a uniform company, providing their customers with complete transparency and their workers with safe jobs and fair pay. Little Yellow Bird supplies over 200 organisations in New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

Drinks, Canepes and lively discussion to follow.

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