2017 Summit

The Women in Public Sector Summit 2017 took place on Wednesday, 12 April at TSB Arena in Wellington. The Summit was an opportunity to bring women in the public sector together to provide professional development that:

  • enable women to unleash their full potential
  • encourage a 'whole of self' approach to the work environment
  • promote diversity and inclusion across the public sector
  • life engagement among women
  • provide pratical tips and tools to hepp women build, navigate and accelerate their careers in government.

The Summit saw a diverse range of people come together for one day only to gain insight in navigating their aspirations, potential and identify influences involved in fulfilling their career ambitions.

 Time

 Content
 8.00am  Registrations open - arrival tea and coffee
 9.00am  Introduction / Karakia 
 9.10am   Welcome
 Opening Address Hon. Paula Bennett, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State Services, Minister for Women
 9.25am  Keynote: Lisa King, Founder, Eat My Lunch 
 9.55am  Morning Tea
 10.30am  Concurrent Sessions
  TSB Arena Room 1-2 Shed 6 Room 3-4 Shed 6
 

 Aspiration
Dr Fleur Francois & Janet Blake

 

Getting into the driver's seat: taking control of your career.

Influence
Women's Network Panel

 

(Facilitator, Jill Walker)

Women's networks: lessons from the front lines.

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 Potential
Matalena Leaupepe

 

Diversity in the Public Sector - but are we ready for it?

 

 

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 11.05am  Concurrent Sessions
  TSB Arena Room 1-2 Shed 6 Room 3-4 Shed 6
 

 Influence
Naomi Ferguson

 

The growing influence of women is the one reassuring thing in our political life (Oscar Wilde: 1893)

 

Aspiration
Natasha Lewis & Ema Hao'uli

 

Millennial myth-busting: are we all just flaky and entitled?

 

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 Potential
Suzy Morrissey & Maria Williamson

 

Experiences of public sector employees on parental leave and HR policies that support them.

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 11.40am Keynote speaker: Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General
 12.15pm  Lunch
 1.05pm

 Keynote: Dr Farah Palmer, Maori Representative, New Zealand Rugby

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 1.45pm  Concurrent Sessions
  TSB Arena Room 1-2 Shed 6 Room 3-4 Shed 6
 

 Influence
Gabriel Makhlouf & Mike Bush

 

From front lines to finances: champions of change driving diversity.

Aspiration
Dr Sharon Rippin

 

Nailing aspirations: why is it so damn difficult?

 

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 Potential
Maxine Walker

 

Practical mentoring: finding the right person to help you grow.

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 3.00pm  Afternoon tea
 3.35pm

Keynote: Grainne Moss, Chief Executive, Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki

 4.10pm

Keynote: Peter Hughes, Head of State Services, State Services Commission  

 4.50pm  Wrap-up Conference / Closing Karakia
 5.00pm  Networking Function
 6.00pm  Summit concludes

 

View the gallery of the images from the Women in Public Sector Summit 2017 here 

This Summit is for the Public Sector, by the Public Sector