‘Walk tall, stand strong’

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Posted 12 June, 2024
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Just like that – another year has flashed by and we’re getting excited to meet some incredible female leaders from around the country to inspire us at this year’s Westpac Women’s conference on Friday, 14 June.

This event, now in its 12th year, sold out quickly yet again which goes to show the value we all see in taking time out to listen, learn and be energised from others who are walking the walk.

While this event is a highlight on our events calendar (note: always get your tickets early!), there is inspiration daily in the Queenstown Lakes and I feel very lucky in this role to meet, and work alongside, many inspirational local leaders who are making a huge contribution to our community.

You will see from this Women in Business issue that there is no shortage of daily inspiration.

Huge respect to all the local organisations and people featured.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Walk Tall, Stand Strong’ and we have some remarkable speakers with diverse experience and backgrounds joining us. Aimee McCammon - Pic’s peanut butter CEO, Kelsey Waghorn - White Island eruption survivor, Paula Bennet - political and property icon, Natalie and Kristen from Powrsuit, Venice Qin - musician, Kelly Evans – Sports agent and Robyn Malcolm – the one and only. I really can’t wait.

Thanks to our supportive and long-standing partners Westpac, Lane Neave, Deloitte, Air New Zealand and now Gibbston Valley, the event keeps on getting bigger and better.

Hope to see many of you soon at a Chamber event, whether that’s for networking, professional development or just to catch up on how business is going. If there is any way we can support your success and growth in business, please get in touch.

Finishing on one of the team’s favourite quotes (from Serena Williams) that we were reminded of at a recent Chamber event but seems so fitting here;

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: Be strong, be extremely kind and above all, be humble.”

Ngā manaakitanga,
Chief Executive, Queenstown Business Chamber of Commerce


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