The Day of Change for Women in Leadership.

New Zealand needs greater diversity in leadership and cultures that move way beyond gender bias. Join Rebecca Morris and her team of expert speakers and panelists to lead the change that needs to happen at an individual, organisation and commmunity level. It’s no longer an option to just talk about it. 

Take action at the one-day MORE Summit on Friday 28th July, 2017.

Buy your table or individual ticket to the MORE Summit and join other aspiring and successful business leaders to…

  • Gain more insight into why too few women are leaders and what needs to change.
  • Get more tools for taking action at an individual, organisation and community level.
  • Achieve a more real and up-front look at the systemic and personal challenges holding back aspiring and existing women leaders.
  • Gain more clarity on why women want to get on the path to leadership and more importantly, stay there.

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New Zealand’s Premier Leadership Summit – MORE. More women. More leadership.

The More Leadership Summit is designed for men and women decision-makers and aspiring leaders wanting to affect change in their organisations.

“The urgency of doing is imperative. We know enough. We know that only 16% of women are in senior leadership roles in the corporate sector and 47% in the public sector. We know that these numbers are not improving. We understand that there needs to be more women in executive roles, on boards and participating in driving change on speaking panels. There is a belief  we need to attract and retain women in the workplace and promote similar skills on merit and equal pay scales. Disruptive Diversity is the new word and  the systemic issues go well beyond gender bias. The research is everywhere. We also know that women don’t always support each other enough either. What I want to know is why we are not improving?  And what actions can we take to get this happening. 

Many in New Zealand’s larger organisations are willing to make change happen but the gap is in taking action to make the individual and collective changes happen, now.”   I created MORE based on one principle only. IT’S TIME TO DO SOMETHING. 

Rebecca Morris

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS DAY?

The leadership journey is segemented into 5 key transition points. Whether you are an aspirational leader – someone coming into an organisation and wanting to step onto the leadership path or at the other end of the spectrum, moving into an expiration leadership phase, this day will be beneficial to you.  Anyone who wants to bring about change within themselves or their organisation should attend.  The power to change comes from within you first always. 

Workplace change facilitators Paradigm Shift, in association with culture change business coach RebeccaMorris.nz has curated a speaker schedule of high achieving corporate and governance leaders ready to play their part. Having faced the challenges and been change agents themselves, these speakers will share their experiences, building pathways for attendees to initiate action and transform their own leadership prospects.

Extend the Experience: adding value to an already incredible day…

For a limited time, at no extra cost, extend the value of the Summit day.

Add on the personal leadership workshop with Rebecca Morris. A fully catered day, examining your personal brand and creating an action plan for your next phase in your career.  Energy expert Deb Rowley will clear your energy so you will be ready to take on your new leadership positioning.

Confirmed Speakers

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Rebecca Morris

Rebecca Morris
Founder, Paradigm SHIFT

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Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Melissa Clark-Reynolds ONZM
Digital strategist / Professional Director, Future Centre NZ

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Vanessa Sorenson

Vanessa Sorenson
General Manager Enterprise, Commercial and Trans-Tasman, Spark

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Simon Power

Simon Power
GM Consumer Banking & Wealth, Westpac New Zealand

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Grant Kemble

Grant Kemble
CEO Perpetual Guardian

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Glenda Parata

Glenda Parata
Director, Shared Service New Zealand Defence Force

Gretchen Williamson

Gretchen Williamson
Senior Financial Advisor, Craig’s Investment Partners

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Jo Allison

Jo Allison
Chief Operating Officer, thl (Tourism Holdings Limited)

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Sue Foley

Sue Foley
Director, External Relations, Westpac New Zealand

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Anne Columbus

Anne Columbus
General Manager Corporate Services, Christchurch City Council

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THE PROGRAMME: (click here to download the programme)

8.00am – 8.30am
Tea / Coffee and Registration

8.30am – 9.30am
Rebecca Morris
FOUNDER, PARADIGM SHIFT
Opening address: Mind over matter
Rebecca has experienced the women in leadership challenge from every angle: as an employee, as a corporate CEO, as a leadership coach and change agent, as a business owner and as a mother. She will share her corporate journey and personal experience of the critical role that mindset plays in getting – and not getting – to where you want to be.

9.30am – 10.30am
Melissa Clark-Reynolds ONZM
DIGITAL STRATEGIST / PROFESSIONAL DIRECTOR, FUTURE CENTRE NZ
Keynote speaker: Pushing the boundaries
Melissa is passionate about diversity and resetting paradigms to gain success for business startups to corporate and government. Find out about the challenging questions that diversity brings to an organisation and how to push the boundaries so as to get answers – and action. Be prepared for high-energy, no holds barred inspiration!

10.30am – 11.00am
Morning Tea / Networking

11.00am – 11.40am
Vanessa Sorenson
GENERAL MANAGER ENTERPRISE, COMMERCIAL AND TRANS-TASMAN, SPARK
Striving, learning, succeeding
Vanessa’s leadership journey has given her the tools to become one of Spark New Zealand’s youngest leadership team members. Discover how she leveraged her experiences and drive to be the best in her field and how she manages that today with a young family.

11.40am – 12.40pm
Panel Discussion
Asking the Hard Questions
A real and upfront look at all of the challenges holding back aspiring and current women leaders. Come prepared for plenty of lively discussion and action planning.

Sponsored by:
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PANELIST #1

Grant Kemble
CEO, PERPETUAL GUARDIAN
Grant joined Perpetual Guardian as CEO in September 2015, assuming responsibility for day-to-day management of the company. He has extensive commercial acumen from his legal background in legal services, particularly in transactional, capital markets and funds management work. He previously worked for Russell McVeagh, where he first joined as a solicitor in 1992. He became a Partner in the Corporate Advisory Group in 1998 and served as Chairman of the Board of Management in 2008 and 2009. He is regarded as one of the premier corporate lawyers in Australasia. Grant is also a non-executive Director of Airways New Zealand.

PANELIST #2

Glenda Parata
DIRECTOR, SHARED SERVICE NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE
Enjoying a successful career in management, Glenda has held a number of leadership and management roles where particular focus has been on change management, relationship building, developing and leading high performing teams, providing expertise in business management, process improvement, customer and corporate service delivery. Glenda’s role as Director, Defence Shared Services Group, is responsible for developing and leading the establishment of Defence Shared Service Group strategy and vision, and defining short-term and long term strategies to align with the wider NZDF strategy.

PANELIST #3

Anne Columbus
GENERAL MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES, CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL
Anne is an executive leader at Christchurch City Council overseeing corporate services and has led this unit through significant organisational change. Her current portfolio includes IT, risk, legal, the Procurement Programme, and facilities, property and planning. She is passionate about leadership in the local government sector and actively supports transformational change in people, process and technology. Prior to working in local government, Anne consulted in HR/organisational development, and before that spent 15 years in criminal investigation roles.

PANELIST #4

Sue Foley
DIRECTOR CORPORATE AFFAIRS, WESTPAC NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
Senior roles across government, television and public relations are just some of the positions held by Sue. She was also General Manager of Corporate Affairs of Toll NZ from 2003 – 2008, and was the spokesperson for the company during this time dealing with numerous crisis management incidents. Sue joined Westpac in 2010, where she was Assistant Vice Chancellor, External Affairs, responsible for the marketing and corporate communications. Sue is now responsible for the delivery of the reputation management, including media, government relations, sustainability, community, sponsorship, social media and internal communications. She is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most well respected corporate affairs and reputation management executives.

12.40pm – 1.45pm
Lunch / Networking

1.45pm – 2.20pm
Gretchen Williamson
SENIOR FINANCIAL ADVISOR, CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS
Succeeding in a male-dominated industry
Gretchen’s wealth of financial sector experience in the USA, UK, Asia and New Zealand has seen her become one of Australasia’s top performers and also one of the youngest female senior financial advisors in this heavily male-dominated industry. Learn about the similarities between women’s leadership mindsets, and their financial ones.

2.20pm – 3.00pm
Jo Allison
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, THL (TOURISM HOLDINGS LIMITED)
Transitioning as a leader to a new sector
Jo started her career at Telecom and stayed through all of its evolutions and changes while successfully navigating several senior executive positions, including becoming Spark Digital’s Acting CEO. After leaving Spark, she challenged herself to redefine her personal brand and successfully transitioned into an executive role in a completely new sector. Jo faced many challenges along the way, including burn-out. Discover how she overcame them.

3.00pm – 3.40pm
Simon Power
GENERAL MANAGER CONSUMER BANKING & WEALTH, WESTPAC NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
Politics, diversity and corporate transition
Simon joined Westpac in 2012 following a 12 year career as a Member of Parliament. Between 2008 and 2011, Simon served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Commerce and Minister of State Owned Enterprises, among other designations. During that period he led significant reform and change in financial market oversight and regulation in New Zealand. Simon was appointed General Manager, Consumer Banking and Wealth, in 2015. He brings strong leadership skills, business acumen, a passion for delivering a high level of customer service and an impressive network of both public and community groups.

3.40pm – 4.10pm
Afternoon Tea / Networking

4.10pm – 4.45pm
Panel Discussion
It’s time to stop angsting
You’ve heard the challenges; you’ve heard the opportunities. Now it’s time to start planning what steps to take next!

Sponsored by:
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PANELIST #1

Anne Columbus
GENERAL MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES, CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL

PANELIST #2

Glenda Parata
DIRECTOR, SHARED SERVICE NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE

PANELIST #3

Simon Power
GENERAL MANAGER CONSUMER BANKING & WEALTH, WESTPAC

4.45pm – 5.15pm
Rebecca Morris
FOUNDER, PARADIGM SHIFT
It’s time to take action!
Agree what we will do individually and collectively to make a difference – for ourselves personally and for getting more women into more leadership.

5.15pm – 6.15pm
Drinks, Canapes and Networking
Kindly sponsored by Craigs Investment Partners.

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