Broadcaster and journalist Alison Mau will MC the
forthcoming Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Business Women's
Conference at Hilton Queenstown next week. Photo supplied.
The third annual Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Business
Women's Conference will feature prominent motivational speakers
across diverse commercial sectors in the resort next week.
Media personality Alison Mau will MC the sold-out event,
themed Catalyst for Change, that targets women in business in
Otago and Southland.
Chamber chief executive Ann Lockhart said there had been a
strong demand for the event, which underlined the value of
the forum for local business women.
''The conference is now oversubscribed after the 225 places
were filled within just a few weeks.
''We have a waiting list and it highlights an increasing
awareness of the professional quality of the programme we
''Every year we set the bar higher and this year I am
confident the range of speakers we have attracted will once
again provide a significant point of difference.
''The mix of entrepreneurial skills and hands-on business
experience amongst our talented line-up would equal any
similar event in New Zealand.''
Mau has 30 years' experience as a broadcaster and journalist.
Speaking at the conference will be Celia Lashlie, the first
woman in New Zealand to work in a custodial role in a men's
prison; New Zealand footwear designer Kathryn Wilson;
Queenstown motivational speaker and author Amanda Mortimer;
2010 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year finalist Julie
Chapman, co-founder and chief executive of KidsCan; Andrea
Thompson, founder of New Zealand's leadership performance
company Catapult; founder of Agri-Women's Development Trust
and 2013 Next Business Woman of the Year Lindy Nelson; and
style guru Lisa O'Neill, who will be making her third
appearance at the conference.
• The conference will be held at Hilton Queenstown on May 16.