Women Inspiring Women - Conference Not Conference

Date 20 November, 2020 | Time 12.30pm - 5.30pm

Venue Transport World, Invercargill

Event Description

​“Courage is critical to achieving your potential’

We are delighted to bring you our 2020 Womens conference not conference.

This year we have a line-up of inspirational speakers - local Southland women who have achieved incredible success in both their personal, sporting and daily careers. Courage is critical to you unleashing your mind and achieving your potential. It is courage you need to overcome a fear, to step outside your comfort zone, to keep moving, to be patient, to keep practising, trusting and investing.

Courage is the most important emotion you need to learn to control in your life. It does not matter if you are still at school, work in one of the biggest companies in the word, are an Olympian or a parent.

Our speakers:

Keynote Speaker, Sports Psychologist..

David Galbraith - Master Courage. Control your Destiny.

– aka HOGman (Habit Of Greatness-man) – believes in a world and future driven by passion and in ‘people acting from courage’ is the way to get there.

David Galbraith has been a New Zealand Registered clinical psychologist for more than 20 years. He specialised in performance psychology in the sporting and business arenas. Retiring after 20 years he now embarks on a journey of sharing the message of the power of Courage.

Through public speaking, his book Unleashing Greatness and his work with Super Rugby, All Black and Japanese Rugby teams, and a number of elite athletes he encourages and equips people to discover and express their true selves, which results in people living their greatest lives.

David is also founder of The Pathway 1 Foundation, an initiative to create an eternal legacy of embracing courage and living pure. The foundation supports great people to take Pathway 1 (The Pathway of Courage) and initiatives that bring positive change to our communities and our beautiful country.

Genevieve Macky (Behrent) - Risk Taker

Invercargill’s Genevieve Macky (Behrent) won silver alongside teammate Rebecca Scown in the women’s coxless pair at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She also competed as part of the women’s coxed eight which narrowly missed out on a medal, placing fourth in the final. Unlike many others in the elite team, Genevieve didn’t row while at high school. She only took up the sport in 2008 after attending a rowing regatta to support her brother and being asked whether she wanted to try rowing herself as she had the right physical attributes. Just 14 months later, she was nominated for the New Zealand under-23 squad to compete at the 2010 World Rowing U23 Championships in Belarus.

Gen now works in Commercial Banking and is a Board Member on the Rowing New Zealand Board.

Lana Winders – Leadership

Lana has been in leadership roles since she was 12 years old and is the CEO of Netball South and the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel. In the role for just over five and a half years she lead the Southern Steel to back to back Grand Final wins in the first two years of the elite netball competition - ANZ Premiership and about to lead them to another one in 2021!

Lana has a Psychology Degree from Otago University, post graduate qualifications in Human Resources and Psychology. She has studied leadership, taught the principles of leadership to other leaders and managers in commercial and non-profit environments, including attending a Women in Leadership short course at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. She says she has probably learnt the best lessons about leadership from the people she has led and been led by.

She is currently a board member of Women in Sport Murihiku, the Aparima College BOT, the Pacific Island Advisory Charitable Trust, the Oraka-Aparima Holding Company and the Riverton Netball Club.

Erin Cringlington – Work Life Balance

Erin has had more than her fair share of the challenges of managing a work / home life balance.

Erin is not only an Associate Partner at FINDEX, a mother of two, but an eight time Masters Track Cycling World Champion, Elite National Track and Road Cycling Commissaire.

From 2013 to 2017, Erin competed in the UCI Track Cycling Masters World Championships, held in both Manchester England and Los Angeles USA. Over this time she won eight world titles – in the 2000m Individual Pursuit from 2013 to 2016, the 5km scratch Race in 2015 and 2017and the Points race in 2014 and 2016.

Erin is an Elite National Commissaire on both the Road and track, and have officiated on both the Road & Track at National Championships, Oceania Games, UCI Tier 1 Track events, Track World Cups, UCI 2.1 & 2.2 Road Tours and at the 2012 World Junior World Track Championships.

Erin also helped out at WOW – Women on Wheels, a Cycling Southland initiative, to encourage more women to ride on the Track.

Hannah Pascoe - Overcoming Adversity

Hannah was born and raised in Invercargill, growing up with a progressive eye-condition, Hannah certainly knows how to overcome adversity.

Being blind is no obstacle for Hannah. Hannah has competed in 16 marathons, including the New York and Gold Coast both twice, two half ironman events and was in the New Zealand team for the Para Cycling Track World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She has gone from being a first time marathoner, endurance participant, to para-athlete and first time mother. Andrew Moreton, Regional Manager at SBS, has been a huge part of the journey, as a first marathon guide, mentor and has been a massive supporter and great friend along the way.


Price includes lunch, followed by networking drinks* from 5pm

*Cash bar available

RSVP 5pm 6 November 2020

Please let us know of any severe dietary allergies.

Ticket Cost
Women Inspiring Women - Chamber member $95 + GST
Women Inspiring Women - Non member $130 + GST
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