Women Inspiring Women - Conference not Conference

Date 22 November, 2019 | Time 1pm - 5pm

Venue Bill Richardson Transport World, Invercargill

Event Description

Women Inspiring Women is an opportunity for you to learn, engage and connect.

Join us for the afternoon to hear from our amazing speakers – Jackie Clark QSM, Superintendent Tania Kura, Joc O’Donnell, and Rebecca Keoghan MNZM.

You will leave feeling energised, inspired, with new insights and ideas for the future.

Superintendent Tania Kura NZ Police

Superintendent Tania Kura is the Eastern District Commander. She is one of 12 District Commanders in NZ Police. She has responsibility for policing the sunny east coast of the North Island, with almost 600 staff.

Tania has more than 30 years’ experience in NZ Police. She was recruited from Invercargill and was first posted to Christchurch. She has since worked in four policing Districts - Central, Bay of Plenty, RNZPC and Eastern. Her career covers a range of areas including general duties, criminal investigations, undercover agent, intelligence, O/C station, operational field training and Area Commander. In 2016 she was the NZ Police security advisor to the NZ Olympic team in Rio de Janiero.

Tania has three children, three step children and two grandchildren. She currently lives in Havelock North with her husband Dave.

Joc O’Donnell Executive Director

Joc is a Director of HW Richardson Group based in Invercargill with operations throughout New Zealand and Australia. The group is one of the country’s largest family-owned private businesses and employs more than 2500 people in the concrete, petroleum, transport, contracting, quarrying and environmental sectors.

Joc took on a governance role in the business in 2005 after the sudden death of her father Bill Richardson. She cares deeply about the family business and has strong emphasis on ensuring its longstanding values remain across all its companies. This focus has helped provide stability through challenging times and allowed the business to keep contributing to the heartland of New Zealand’s productive economy.

In 2013 Joc turned her mind to Bill’s other passion and decided to open his private transport collection to the public. She spearheaded the development of the world-class museum Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill and it opened in 2015. Just a year later, Joc launched a second world-class transport museum in the city, Classic Motorcycle Mecca.

With a vision to further encourage regional development, Joc and her husband Scott went on to establish a tourism hub under the banner of Transport World. In addition to the museums, the hub now includes New Zealand’s only heavy equipment playground Dig This Invercargill, boutique accommodation The Lodges at Transport World and a rental car and touring company Route 6 Prestige Rentals.

Outside of her work with HW Richardson Group and Transport World, Joc was also part of the original Southland Regional Development Strategy team and chaired its Vibrant Urban Centres initiative for 12 months, and is now a Director of Southland’s Regional Development Agency Great South. In 2018 she was named as a member of Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s Business Advisory Council.

Joc and Scott live in Invercargill and have three children.

Rebecca Keoghan MNZM, Director

An original Southland girl – Rebecca is now a professional director and resides on the Wet (West) Coast of the South Island in Westport with her husband (Nathan) and two children.

Rebecca and Nathan are 5th generation dairy farmers and Directors of the family farm they purchased in 2012.

Prior to moving to the West Coast, Rebecca completed a degree in Medical Science at Otago University (majoring in haematology and biochemistry) and had been managing medical laboratories in the UK, NZ and Australia. The move to the Coast forced a change in career to cement as Operations Manager for Holcim, while studying for an Advanced Business Management diploma an International Institute for Management Development (IMD) leadership diploma from Switzerland and certificate in company direction from the IOD.

In 2015 she was appointed Business Manager for 7 large dairy farms for Landcorp, before taking on the new role of General Manager of the Pamu Academy – a start-up joint venture between Landcorp (Pamu Farms) and Wilson Consulting Group of Australia and was Australasia’s first health & Safety Company targeting leadership and culture as a transformational change within the Agriculture and other primary industries.

She now focuses on adding value in the governance arena only. Previously a Director of Buller Holdings, Westreef Services, Westport Harbour & Buller Recreation – Rebecca’s current governance portfolio is; Deputy Chair of Fire & Emergency New Zealand, Director of Westland Milk Products, Chair of the Health & safety Board Committee, Director of Shareholder Relations Committee, Director of Invercargill City Forests, Chair of the Invercargill City Forests board H&S committee, Director of Forest Growth Holdings. The most recent addition to the governance portfolio is one of a new direction as Managing Director of Gravity Dance Studio – a performing arts studio in Westport.

In 2016, Rebecca was awarded Dairy Woman of the Year, in 2017 received a New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to business and in 2018 awarded the Rural Westpac Woman of Influence award.

Jackie Clark QSM, Chief Auntie

Jackie Clark was named the Supreme Winner of the 2018 Women of Influence Awards, honouring her work with The Aunties, a fast-rising, face-to-face charity and support service for women affected by domestic violence.

Westpac NZ chief executive David McLean says Jackie Clark is an inspirational Supreme Winner. “Jackie and her fellow Aunties give without seeking anything in return and without judgement. “She, and her core of other Aunties, ask vulnerable women what they need and then set about making it happen, in a completely selfless way. They have made an enormous contribution to our local communities at grassroots level,” Mr McLean says.

Jackie set up The Aunties seven years ago to work with women in South Auckland who were living or have lived in domestic violence situations, with the primary aim to provide material needs for those women who use their services or those of community organisations they work with. The Aunties is now a registered charity who provide support to around 300 families a year.

Jackie works on the ground with around 40 women, walking alongside them as they figure out how to live in their power.

Jackie was also awarded a QSM for services to women in May 2019.

Members $95+GST | Non member $130+GST

In addition, we offer three optional add-ons:

Engagement Expert, International Best-Selling Author, and Chief Joy Bringer

Karin Volo will explain how you can use culture and trust to attract, retain and engage your top talent.
Karin has inspired over 10,343,772 people across two continents to date.
Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity!

Women Inspiring Women add-on special
Members $50+GST | Non members $70+GST

2. LUNCH 12PM - $24+GST

Platters provided - Cash bar available

If registering for Optional Add-on’s, after registering for the Women Inspiring Women Conference not Conference, click “Add another ticket type” to select your add-on(s). If you wish to register for the full day (Includes Women inspiring Women, Karin Volo LIVE, Lunch and Networking Drinks) select the full day ticket option.

If registering for Lunch, please advise us any dietary requirements.

No refunds after 31 October 2019, substitutions welcome.

Ticket Cost
Women Inspiring Women - Chamber member $95 + GST
Women Inspiring Women - Non member $130 + GST
Add-on | Karin Volo LIVE - Chamber member (10am) $50 + GST
Add-on | Karin Volo LIVE - Non member (10am) $70 + GST
Add-on | Lunch (12pm) $24 + GST
Add-on | Networking Drinks (From 5pm) $0
Full Day - Chamber Member (10am - 6pm) $169 + GST
Full Day - Non member (10am - 6pm) $224 + GST
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