Inspiring Women in Aotearoa New Zealand
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This spreadsheet started in December 2015 after Kath Dewar pointed out gender imbalance in the New Zealand media, and Anna Guenther crowdsourced this list. This article came out of it: http://idealog.co.nz/venture/2015/12/idealog-gender-imbalance. Please feel free to add names of inspiring women in Aotearoa New Zealand you know below.
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Hayley KingFlox, artistArt and Designhttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/hayley-king-b073aa28www.pngdirect.com
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Hayley CarthyCIO at Crown LawLaw, ICThttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/hayley-carthy-706b8314Whangarei
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Adithi PanditPartner, Deloitte NZTransformation practice within Strategy & Operations with a focus on public sector service design and deliveryProfessional services providerhttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/adithi-pandit-39485833Wellington?
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Sue SkeetA Memory TreeSet up in 2006, gets over 100,000 users per month and setting up a new company and applying for Lightning LabICTWellington/Timaru
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Syntropics, GovHack NZ, Startup Weekend, GovWorks NZ, OpenCiv NZ, Meshed, Open Data Day, QuickSandopen data, open gov, service design, plain English, web (incl content design and information architecture), civic tech, training, connector, national lead @govhackNZ, founder Syntropics, co-founder GovWorks NZ, founder @nerdnitewelly, Mongol Rally driver, motorbikes, dogs, trails. http://medium.com/quicksand, https://syntropics.nzTech, government, comms, events@teh_aimee, linkedin.com/in/awhitcroftWellington, nationwide
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Hannah GrayTechnical Group Lead, XeroAlways happy to give presentations to grads and other newbs
Always willing to connect with other women in the industry in between wrangling all things IT at work
Software Development, financehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahgray, @lerevedetoilesWellington based, APAC company and network
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Hannah FaesenkloetCoachseekhttps://twitter.com/hannahfaesenWellington and all over
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Hannah ClarkeFestival Director NZ FringeFilm and televisionhttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/hannah-clarke-68090726Wellington (Singapore)
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Grainne MossMD at Bupa NZWellington (currently abroad)
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Kristen LunmanProgramme Director, Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator. Previously COO, WipsterSenior strategy and operations professional - lover of scaling startups. Interest in innovation and FinTech. Passionate about women in leadership and governance. FinTech, Startups, Venture, MarketingKristen LunmanWellington
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Adela MayGeneral Manager - Wellington. Talent Army/Director Startup Grind WellingtonGreat supporter of the NZ startup eccosystem. Professional services providerlinkedin.com/in/adela-may-16301427Wellington
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Amanda Santos CEO, Tekron: Founder, StratAspire LtdA "high growth"​, high energy chief executive; Amanda leads organisations that need to adapt fast or want to achieve stronger business/revenue growth. As the chief executive she has energy and drive to ensure the culture matches the Board's vision and strategy and is therefore able to accelerate their performance. Amanda builds capability and skills to meet the growing needs of organisations so they can get ahead or stay ahead!Growth Strategies, Sales & Tech linkedin.com/in/amandalsantos/Wellington
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Amber CraigInternetNZ, Architecture - ANZ, Whare Hauora, Women Who Get Sh*t Done (WWGSD)A Change Agent & Influencer for Corporate Innovation, Culture Transformations & Technology. On the board of Internet NZ, Whare HauoraTech; Banking; Housing & automation@amscraigWellington
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Anna DeanPartner, Double DenimPromoter extraordinaire, including "What we do in the shadows" launchMarketing and comms@ohyesannadean wellington
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Aurynn ShawFounder, Eiara DevOpsDevelopment of DevOps and configuration management solutions for clients, deployment engineering, and DevOps trainingtech@aurynnWellington
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Belinda BennFormer bodybuilder and surfer, fitness model, founder of the Belinda Benn products and the get lean program
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4154186/Woman-fitness-coach-aged-52-transforming-body.html
fitness model and coachhttps://www.facebook.com/BelindaBennFans/Wellington
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Bernadette CaseyCreative Director - The FormaryTextile R&D specialising in award winning fabrics from fibre waste. Garment and textile end-of-life consultant. TED talker.manufacturing, eco-fabricbernadette@theformary.com https://twitter.com/BernadetteC88Wellington
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Bianca MuellerFounder/Director of German / NZ law firm @LawDownUnder technology & law, dispute resolution, international tradehttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/lawdownunderWellington
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Brianne KerrBrianne Kerr PublicityComms/PRhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brianne-kerr-b8981612/ Wellington
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Bron ThomsonFounder/ Director, Springloadsuccessful, fun digital agencytechWellington
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Carmen CasagrandaCIO, Cigna NZWomen in tech. Great presenter, great talk at CxO Disrupt. CIO#8 Lead leading digital transformation programmeWellington
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Catarina GutierrezMarketing and Commnity Engagement at Bicycle Junction. Former Start-Up Activator at Ministry of AwesomeCycling community engagement guru, passionate about getting more women on bikesbusiness, innovation@meCatarinaWellington
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Catherine (Kate) PearceCisco SystemsInternational speaker, infosec luminary. Has spoken on security at Kiwicon, about network protocols at APRICOT, speaker at Blackhattech/information securityhttps://twitter.com/secvalveWellington
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Cheryl WhelanEducation and Quality, Wakefield/AcurityCommitment to staff and patient care, qualityHealthWellington
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Christine BrooksProgramme Director, Government Women's Network; Improviser and directorPublic sector and cultural sector@chrissobrooksoWellington
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Conor TwyfordGM Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP FoundationHard out fighter for women and has a great campaign and organising backgroundNFPhttps://www.facebook.com/WellingtonHELP/?pnref=lhcWellington
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Corine TapDanone Nutricia, Managing DirectorWellington
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Courtney BreenPhD and Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & CompanyWellington
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Courtney JohnstonDirector, Dowse Art MuseumBackground in art history and technology, articulate and intelligent, wise and influential.Arts, GLAM, NFP@auchmillWellington
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Cynthia BrophyChief Exec , Human Rights CommissionWellington
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Dame Susie MoncriefWOWWellington
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Dame Trelise CooperFashion DesignerFashionWellington
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Danae MossmanHopkinson MossmanWellington
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Deanna YangMoustache Cookie and Milk BarWellington
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Debby MurphyDesign and User Experience Manager, Provoke SolutionsWellington
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Deborah ManningFoodShareWellington
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Deborah Morris-TraversUNICEF and ex Youth MinisterWellington
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Debra BirchGM Investments, Te Tumu PaeroaWellington
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Delia GillCEO of IT EngineLeads a team of 12 men to success in IT service industryTech@deliagillnzWellington
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Delphine MitchellCerebral Events. Science and performing arts events managementPromoting diversity in New Zealand performing arts events, particularly the comedy and science eventsScience, science outreach, comedy, performing arts@cerebralnzWellington
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Di WalshGM People, Fulton HoganWellington
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Diana CrossanCEO Wellington Free AmbulanceWellington
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Diana HennessyHead of Channel Excellence, SilverStripeLeading voice in Agile mindsets for Senior Leadership Teams, DX consultant, WWGSD, Heads up Delivery, UX and Solution Architect teams at a leading open source technology company founded in WgtnWeb, Tech, Agile, Business@excapeartistWellington
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Diane ForemanWellington
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Dianella (Dee) NgakuruCountry Manager FedEx Express New Zealand and Pacific IslandsWellington
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Dil KhosaOperations Manager @ Parrot Analytics Managing NZ's fastest-growing data science company!Wellington
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Divya DharSeritasInaugural young New Zealander of the Year and founder of P3 Foundationhttps://twitter.com/divyadharWellington
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Dorenda BrittenDesign thinker / strategistWellington
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Eddy RoyalCurativeJade and Eddy run their business with compassion and empathy, and are foccused 100% on making the world a better place. They befriend everyone, ask amazing questions, and are supportive of the wider social enterprise space. The work they do is world class, and I am constantly inspired by them.Wellington
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Elisabeth VaneveldTBI Assist: Senior Project Manager | ART Venture: Programme DirectorWellington
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Elizabeth BarbalichFounder & CEO, Antipodes skincareElizabeth is a mother and entrepreneur, not only with a clear vision for her international business, but a strong social conscience.  Elizabeth is conscience that the growth of her business also grows the NZ-based suppliers and places importance on this eco system.Natural Cosmetics & SkincareWellington
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Elizabeth CaldwellWellington City GalleryWellington
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Elizabeth Meek Antarctic Heritage TrustWellington
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Emily LoughnanOwner, Click Suite; co-founder Curio; entrepreneur and innovator. Been creating innovative interactive media since 1994 (think about it - that's a long time ago in the tech world).
100+ awards and a company that cares more about the impact their media has than anything else.
technology, museums, arts@suiteyWellington
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Emily MaidenEmily WritesBoss mumWellington
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Emily TaskerFlatpak, WWGSD, general all round rockstarWellington
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Emma GiesenGeneral Manager Creative Capital Arts Trust (NZ Fringe and Cubadupa)Wellington
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Emma HenryCo-Founder Henry ConstructionWellington
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Emma HillMichael Hill InternationalWellington
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Emma SaundersDirector at Empathyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-mackie-watts-31ab3a52/ https://twitter.com/emmajanemackie Wellington
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Emma TreadwellStrategist at BNZhttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/emmatreadwellWellington
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Erica AustinEvents Awesomist, Ministry of Awesome, TEDxChristchurch, Pecha KuchaEnthusiastic about change in Christchuch and building a community-focused, co-designed and people-centered city. Wellington
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Erica CrawfordKim Crawford, LoveblocksWellington
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Evangelia HendersonCEO NZ Breast Cancer FoundationWellington
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Ezel KokcuCo-Founder Area360/STQRYStartUp, techWellington
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Felicity BrenchleyDirector, ĀKAUWellington
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Felicity EvansHead of HR, ANZWellington
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Fiona GavrielCEO NZ Business Excellence FoundationAn outstanding CEO, strong, insightful, experienced a pleasure to engage withWellington
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Fiona HewittCEO, Institute of Management NZWellington
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Fran McEwenFounder of 'Shift'; a project to empower young women through sportActively improving the wellbeing of young women and growing young female leaders through co-design, education, inspiration and physical activity. Hugely passionate, driven, inclusive.Sport, Community wellbeinghttps://twitter.com/chessca7?lang=en Wellington
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Frances ValintineCEO The Mind Lab by UnitecEducationWellington
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Gail AndersonHound & SteedWellington
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Gaylene PrestonFilmmakerWellington
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Gemma GracewoodProducer, Ukulele legend. Wellington
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Genevieve DoubePerformer, Burlesque and Dance. + Environmental planner at BecaGenevieve has been pivotal in setting up the burlesque, dance and variety performance community in Palmerston North. She's also a pretty awesome environmental planner at Beca. Wellington
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Genevieve McLachlanAdaptive Technology Solutions (tech for disabled)Wellington
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Gerda Kuschel, DrDirector, Emission Impossible LtdNational leader in a male dominated fieldAir Pollution Engineeringhttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/gerda-kuschel-25058111
www.emissionimpossible.co.nz
Wellington
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Gillian ClarkCEO, HyprWellington
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Gillian VosperMD, Chrometoaster New MediaWellington
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Gina RangiNegotiation Manager, Ngati Tuwharetoa Hapu Forum· https://nz.usembassy.gov/wahine-toa-gina-rangi/

· https://www.linkedin.com/in/gina-rangi-29081918
@mokai77Wellington
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Glenda PattersonFinancial Controller, Greenstone PicturesWellington
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Glenice RileyManaging Director, Caci Glenice has a real passion for supporting women in business and sharing their success. Under the leadership from Glenice, Caci has been able to build the most confident and passionate group of women to run their business, from the owner through to the whole team. Without the support and backing from Glenice, Caci wouldn’t be the success that it is today. Beauty Industry / Franshisingwww.linkedin.com/company/caci-new-zealand

https://twitter.com/CaciNZ

www.caci.co.nz

www.facebook.com/CaciNZ
Wellington
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Gosia PiatekOwner, KowTowWellington
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Hannah MundellSummer of Biz Internships. IT Heavy Hitters. Recruiter for Cigna NZSuper energetic and lovely and always networking and connecting people. Working with Grads. Founder Wellington Employer Branding group. Sponsor for Summer of Biz, WellyHRMeetup, WellyRecMeetupHR & Recruitment@han_dallWellington
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Jacqueline DohaneyEducational Researcher, VUW, Geoscience education and science communication researchPassionate about gender equity in the sciences, particularly the geosciences. Works to build better teaching and learning in New Zealand universities. Geoscience education, science education research, geology, volcanology@jackiedohaneyWellington
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Jen ZajacSenior Front End Web Developer, Catalyst ITSpeaker at Kiwicon, OWASP, Kiwi PyCon; nz.js(con); founder and organiser@jenofdoomWellington
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Jennifer O'SullivanDirector, Improvisor, acting extraordinaire http://www.jenniferosullivan.com/Theatre Wellington
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Jennnifer RutherfordNZTech Women ; hitech Trustee; ICT Grad School Board member; Eureka STEM trustee; Spark Government SolutionsTech@jenrutherfordnzWellington
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Jessica Venning BryanCo-founder & GM Brand, Flick; Founder, Cultivate Mentoring Lab; Director, PledgeMe; Board Member, National Council of WomenMaster brand builder, comms and marketing; Started Cultivate to help more women find mentors to help them get started.Tech, branding, comms, marketing@jvenningbryanWellington
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Kat GreenbrookRogue Penguin NZ/Kiwibank/XeroData genious, writing a book. Founder Hello in Person. All around funny inspiring amazing ladyMarketing@katgreenbrookWellington
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Kathie IrwinMaori Education Researcher, Academic, Board member TWOA, Kohanga Reo etcKathie is a dedicated and enthusiastic commentator on Matauranga Maori, NZ Education and meaty issues. She is a captivating speakerMaori EducationWellington
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Katrina ClokieBNZ Test Practice ManagerA leader in software testing internationally. Lots of presenting experience. Often keynotes.IT@katrina_testerWellington
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Nicole Skews-PooleCommunity Programme Liaison, InternetNZ. Formerly with ActionStation and NZ Greens. ALRANZ board. Founder Wellington Young Feminists. Great advocate for community campaigning and change. Intersectional feminism. Reproductive rights. Commentary on social and political issues. Community, IT@coleytangerinaWellington
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Rawinia Higgins, ProfessorDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori), Victoria University of WellingtonProfessor Rawinia Higgins (Tūhoe) was appointed Te Tumu Ahurei (Māori) / Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) of Victoria University of Wellington in 2016. She was previously Victoria’s Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori Research and Head of School for Te Kawa a Māui / School of Māori Studies. Professor Higgins came to Victoria as a senior lecturer in 2009 after holding academic positions at the University of Otago for 12 years. Her research expertise is Māori language revitalisation and, more specifically, language planning and policy.

Professor Higgins is a member of the Waitangi Tribunal, a board member of Te Mātāwai, Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga (Māori Centre of Research Excellence), and is the Deputy Chair of the Māori Knowledge and Development PBRF portfolio.

In 2015, the Minister for Māori Development appointed her chair of the review of the Māori Language Bill and she helped shape the legislation enacted in April 2016. Te Mātāwai was created as part of the new legislation and governs The Māori Language Strategy dedicated to whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities.
Tertiary Educationhttp://www.victoria.ac.nz/maori-at-victoria/rangatiratanga/dvc-maori/dvc-maori-staffWellington
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Sai HonigSecurity Consultant, writer, national and international speakerCurrently Board Member for (ISC)2 www.isc2.org; Received "President Volunteer Service Award" from Obama- recognise volunteer service;
Information Securityhttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/saihonigWellington
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Serena ChenDesigner at BNZ Digital, Host at Things at Interest, Founder & Editor in Chief at HVNGRYMAG, Organiser at Rails Girls WellingtonSerena also used to be a physicist!Tech, Media@Sereeena, https://serena.nzWellington
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Shadoe StoneManaging Director at Five + DimeShadoe knows her stuff, has built her own company, and has been an very positive force for change around the Wellington marketing scene. SECONDED!Marketing, HRhttps://nz.linkedin.com/in/shadoe-stone-70577840Wellington
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Silvia ZuurChalkle & EnspiralWellington
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Siobhan BulfinCEO, Melon HealthUnstoppable and on a path to change people's lives through m-health.Wellington
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