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Returning for its fourth year, Women You Can Bank On is an evening of entertainment, sumptuous food and thought-provoking discussion designed to empower and inspire attendees.
This year, the evening will explore The Change Revolution. This revolution of constant change represents a transformation unlike anything we have experienced before. The fusion of technologies is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres fundamentally changing the way we live, work and connect with one another. The Future Is Here, and we must be ready for it.
Talks from Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder of GirlBoss NZ; Ian Taylor, Founder of Animation Research Ltd; and Chelsea Herbert, V8 driver will entertain and inspire before a panel discussion from a powerhouse of Dunedin women featuring Cheryl Adams, CEO Animation Research Ltd; Dr Sue Bidrose, Chief Executive Officer of DCC; Zoe Hobson, Managing Director of Runaway Play; and Joy Liddicoat, Faculty of Law University of Otago.
Kim Dodds, Business Development Manager at Dunedin Venues Management Limited said, “Women You Can Bank On is a highlight of our event calendar. The event creates a platform to foster these vitally important discussions in Dunedin. It’s also a great opportunity for Dunedin Venues to showcase its creative and innovative event expertise.”
“We are thrilled to welcome our new exclusive naming rights sponsor Anderson Lloyd. We are excited to be working with Anderson Lloyd to bring this inspiring event to life once again. The evening will also be supported by media partner, MediaWorks.”
Women You Can Bank On will take place at the Dunedin Town Hall on Thursday 20 June. Get your tickets now from ticketmaster.co.nz
It may come as a surprise then that Ian claims to have no skills whatsoever – is at a loss to understand why anyone would want to hear his story and believes that the reason he has received the accolades he has is because he lives at the bottom of the world where no one has been able to check him out.
In 2018, Chelsea shifted lanes into New Zealand’s premier ‘Tier One’ class of the V8 Touring Car racing and hasn’t looked back since. With a new car and some significant wins under her belt, she has proved that she has what it takes to make history in motorsport. Chelsea was the first ever female to win a NZ V8 Touring Car race and immediately backed up that accolade with a complete win of the following round, another New Zealand female first.
Zoe was awarded the ‘Future Business Leader’ award at the 2014 Obiz Awards. She is a board member for NZGDA and is a key contributor to Runaway's #GirlsBehindTheGames campaign.
A Human Rights Commissioner for eight years, Joy was responsible for research on women's rights, national human rights institutions and led the Commission's 2010 inquiry into the experiences of transgender people in New Zealand.
The call of the South Island’s four wheel driving, camping and trout fishing was strong so Cheryl returned to Christchurch working as a Project Manager with Meridian Energy. It was here, in 1999/Y2k that she had her first taste of IT projects which led her to Dunedin and Animation Research.
Last year, she returned to Animation Research to be part of a joint venture with Methodist Mission South developing a Virtual Reality and tablet-based solution to deliver intensive literacy and numeracy training to inmates. This opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives, while also being involved in delivering world leading sports graphics was too good to say no to!
Dr Sue Bidrose
Dr Sue Bidrose completed her undergrad study at the University of Otago in 1992 and also attained her psychology doctorate here. Since being appointed Chief Executive Officer, she has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership (with Distinction) at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University.
Sue has a passion for local government, and for promoting the ethics of public service.