Global Women and PwC present a nationwide speaker series inspiring us to create a better working world. The series will bring people together to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate diverse female role models. Our influential speakers will share their inspiring and very personal stories of the challenges they have faced.
Speakers at this event are:
Rachel Leota – National Commissioner Corrections
Rachel leads a workforce of nearly 9,000 people who manage around 10,000 people in prison and 30,000 people serving sentences or orders in the community. Throughout her 14 year career with the Department of Corrections she has been involved in developing and implementing many changes and policy initiatives within the wider justice sector.
Stacey Shortall – Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Stacey is a litigation partner at the MinterEllisonRuddWatts law firm, with more than 20 years’ experience handling significant litigation and regulatory matters. In 2018 Stacey was named as New Zealand’s Disputes Star of the Year at the annual Asia Law Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.
Golriz Ghahraman – MP, Green Party
Golriz Ghahraman MP is an Iranian-born New Zealand politician and member of Parliament. The former United Nations lawyer was a child asylum seeker, and became the first refugee elected to New Zealand's Parliament.
Amanda Millar – Television Journalist and Film Director
Amanda Millar has a life-long passion and talent for helping people tell their stories in the media, in corporate boardrooms or on stage. Her career in TV current affairs has earned her more than 16 national awards, including the 2011 AFTA Best Current affairs Reporter – the third time in a decade she’s won that award.
In 2018 she directed and produced her first feature film, despite the challenges of having "no money, no broadcaster". Celia is a portrait of late author and social justice advocate Celia Lashlie, who Millar remembers as "one of the most charismatic and powerful influences" in her life. After Lashlie was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she asked Millar to make a film about her work. Celia debuted at the 2018 NZ International Film Festival; in a four star review, Graeme Tuckett called it engrossing, "timely, clear-eyed and necessary". Its timely NZ release is this week.
Tui Te Hau – Director of Public Engagement, National Library of New Zealand
Tui is a senior Maori woman leader with extensive experience in the public and private sector. She was instrumental in building the world’s first business accelerator for the culture sector - Mahuki located within Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum.