Across the country Regional Experience events sponsored by Landcorp are taking place with the theme ‘Becoming a Leader in your Community’. To date we have seen events in the Top of the South, Taranaki/Waikato, Manawatu and North Auckland.
The Top of the South came together in St Arnaud in very chilly conditions, but the event itself was warm and buzzing as the picture above shows! Participants heard from inspiring leaders John Ayling (chair of Access) and Suzanne Win (former chair of the Nelson/Marlborough DHB), as well as presentations from Liz Evans and Jackie Edkins about RWNZ, and thought-provoking discussions led by Heather Sorensen, Sue Higgins and Michelle Reilly.
The Taranaki/Waikato group met in Hamilton and was treated to a visionary presentation by Liz Evans, a morning workout on women’s health by Hillary Saxton and some inspiring presentations by Tineke Verkade, our RWNZ Enterprising Rural Women Award winner 2010, Donna Blackburn from Telecom and Anna Yardley from AgITO.
At the Lower North Island event attendees enjoyed a panel discussion on Women in Leadership, a speaking with confidence presentation, and insightful presentations by Liz Evans and Dame Margaret Millard.
A highlight of the Top of the North Island event was the enthusiasm of the new members who took part, including three individual members who made plans to form an email group.
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