Join us and two world-class speakers for an interactive and electrifying event. An evening designed to support, recharge and focus on us and what we need for our own individual mental hygiene after an undeniably draining time of change across every sector.
Linda Jenkinson was the first New Zealand woman founder with a company listed on the NASDAQ. She's an international superstar across several industries from tech to finance. She's also a fierce champion of change and a brave advocate for mental hygiene.
Linda has founded five disruptive companies and is a pioneer as a women founder and CEO. Her companies have listed on the NASDAQ, offered services in more than 80 countries, employed 8,500 employees, raised more than $300 million in funding in on-demand courier, online wine, customer and employee experience, business incubator to a wide range of customers.
Linda is active in the community supporting several non-profits and social enterprises as a board director, fundraiser and volunteer. Linda is passionate about supporting diverse, high-growth entrepreneurs through her global Level Up initiative. She has been frequently named a “Most Influential Women in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times. Linda has won numerous awards including E&Y Master Entrepreneur of the Year and World Class New Zealander.
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Rod Badcock is a globally acclaimed mega-mind, professor at Lincoln University, and Lead Engineer at Pauhau Robinson Institute. If you've been on a flight recently you would have also seen him in Kia Ora magazine talking about the future of carbon divestment in the aviation industry. Rod will be sharing personal and professional insights about the importance of support and understanding regarding mental health, particularly in the innovation sector.
Rod can speak to the advantages of creating and maintaining a culture focused on great mental hygiene, and championing and cheerleading women in his sector. A staunch ally and mentor to countless STEM superstars, Rod chooses cycling, socialising and asking for and offering support when necessary as part of his own mental hygiene journey. Find what sparks joy, surround yourself with supportive peers and rest when necessary. Sounds simple? We all know it can be hard to prioritise in this fast paced and relentlessly changing "new normal"
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Dianna is one of New Zealand's pre-eminent entrepreneurs. She has founded and exited several companies and now spends her time traveling and building strong network alliances between good people from all walks of life. Dianna believes in investing time and energy for people in need and has a gift with identifying talent and creating value in how she assembles the networks around her.
Multi-sector value creator; Caro analyzes, delivers and communicates across a wide range of focus areas whether it be art, TV production, investment strategy or advertising and media communications. Caroline is currently working in regional economic development for Northland Inc by overseeing investment and infrastructure projects in Taitokerau. Caro’s true spark and passion comes from mentoring young people, hosting global WOOFERs and writing stories for her son.
Self-belief and personal profile builder, high performance executive coach in team design, organizational performance and unblocking what’s stagnating. Danette has worn many team culture hats in all sectors, both private and public sector, and is a human potential maximizer.
Kalyn is the CEO of one of Wellington’s most progressive HR for hire services Humankind. Kayn has grit from taking companies public, years of retail leadership but mostly an elegant influence in the way she leads her team and shifts mindsets throughout NZ. Kalyn is a renowned thought leader in what our future team and businesses will look like. Her and her team have recently published the Lead OnDemand training content to help others learn to lead better.
Joy is a neurodiversity education team and systems rebuilding and adaptation expert. An extremely resourceful grant writer and value creator for New York School systems, Joy has recently moved to NZ with her husband who is an Edmund Hillary Fellow. Joy is working with a team to create a NZ based life-long learning innovation campus in 2024.
30 years in film and tv storytelling, more than 1200 hours of Directorial TV content released; the top viewed Country Calendar show Director and one of few NZ Directors to have more than one million concurrent views on TV. Celia has recently started producing, writing and directing globally. Her latest short films, ‘Milk’ and ‘Polycees’ have both premiered overseas and won more than 110 award nominations at global film festivals and more than 45 awards received so far. Celia is in Pre-Production on her Feature Film Producing debut - a rural tale about hard working farm dogs and their farmer owners.
Co-host Auriga Martin is an entrepreneur and intrapreneur who believes in creating a new design for business where putting people and planet first come with higher profits. Auriga is in the process of launching New Zealand's first AI native venture studio as well as finishing her masters in organizational change and resilience. Auriga grew up with successful unicorn tech learning company lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning). She recently spent 3+ years building the team that launched the Tempo wealth saving and investing app that launched in early August and before that launched Substation Robot.
More about the evening...
Our speakers will join a relaxed fire-side style panel chat to kick off our conversation, and then there will be ample time for Q&A followed by organic networking in the group.
Electrifying Conversations are designed to support and recharge guests. We all need some authentic recharging and time to focus on us and what we need for our own individual mental hygiene after an undeniably draining and relentless time of change across every sector.
We may be living in "the new normal" but it's abundantly clear that most of us are tired. This is a unique opportunity to be surrounded by inspiration and offered a chance to network with fierce change-makers. Come as you are and take what you need, wear what makes you feel inspired.
Our venue has been provided for the evening by international high flyer and seeker of truth, beauty and adventure Linda Jenkinson
Canapés and drinks
Upon entry there will be a collection of goodness that incudes:
Sheshe | Sustainable Stylist - anti fast-fashion crusader and stylist to the shiniest female leaders. Personal shopper, wardrobe minimizer, color and tailoring consultant for any and all stages of life. Have a chat with Shiana if you want some affordable help with your look and finding what looks great on you! https://www.sheshesustainablestylist.com/
Sarah Firth - Life, wellness and career catalyzing coach. Sarah will be showing us how the Ikigai life balance and purpose wheel works as well as listening to questions about how to dig deeper into your questions about your inner why. https://www.facebook.com/sarahfirthcoaching/
Fussy Catering - One of the Level Up companies fast growing in the Wellington region and beyond, Fussy catering will be serving a wee treat to get conversation going about their innovative catering concept that lets guests choose from a range of local restaurants for one event. https://www.wefussy.com/
Native Sparkling - Another Level Up company has graciously donated alcoholic and non-alcoholic spritzers as a welcome drink alongside bubbles to be served up on arrival. https://nativesparkling.nz/
Big Sky Vineyard - local winemakers in Martinborough, big believers in network and community. Katherine co-owner and winemaker is used to supporting Women’s networking events, keeping the women of the region inspired! Jeremy, her winemaking partner is a 4th generation winemaker, from a family with a 100 year winemaking history in New Zealand. Katherine is pure energy and passion. She studied viticulture and winemaking from New Zealand, while living in France and doing vintages in Bordeaux. https://bigskywines.co.nz/
Coney Wines - Second generation vineyard, Lisa Coney is a leading wine maker in NZ, her rose and rieslings have won many awards. Coney Vineyards has been hosting long lunches and beautiful parties in Martinborough for decades, a must see place to visit! https://www.coneywines.co.nz/
Neighbourhood Coffee - Dudley will be supplying coffee from her recently sold coffee roasting business. Dudley is a successful restaurateur and hospitality aficionado, creating community wherever she goes. Dudley is a natural leader of people and has many thriving businesses in Martinborough including the delicious and beautifully appointed Tohi Gin Bar. https://www.karahui.co.nz/
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