Annual Leadership Forum 

Breaking the Mould – Redefining the Role of Women in Leadership

This year’s Women’s Leadership Forum features three outstanding women challenging the norm to become outliers in traditionally male-dominated industries/roles. 

Join us for an afternoon of insight and advice from three remarkable women redefining the female role for the next generation. You’ll gain insight and advice on the unique challenges, opportunities, capabilities and characteristics that have paved their way to success, to inspire your own journey. 

The Forum will be held at Vodafone’s new South Island headquarters, Vodafone InnoV8. Designed to inspire and enable their people to achieve more through mobile technology. Vodafone, as a leading technology company, can demonstrate to their customers how to use this capability in the workplace. InnoV8 also demonstrates their commitment to the rejuvenation of Christchurch.

Refreshments provided.

 2017 Speakers 

Carmen Vicelich      

Carmen Vicelich

Founder & Managing Director of Data Insight and Valocity

In just over four short years, Carmen’s businesses have grown significantly and collectively now employ a team of over 70 people including a team in Australia.

Carmen brings over 16 years’ experience of using data and technology to solve business problems, working with every major bank and insurer in New Zealand as well as a number of large retail, telecommunication and utility brands. 

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The Honourable Ruth Richardson

As New Zealand's Minister of Finance from 1990 to 1993 Ruth Richardson was the principal architect of New Zealand's second wave of reform. In the years since Ruth left Parliament in 1994, she has had an extensive international practice as a public policy consultant. She has advised widely on strategies designed to achieve the practice of good governance and the development of high quality policy frameworks.


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Joanna Norris MC
South Island Editor in Chief, The Press

Joanna leads a team of 180 journalists across Fairfax’s South Island’s digital platforms and metropolitan, regional and community newspapers, and has led and implemented a period of major transformation for this high profile organisation. Prior to Fairfax, Joanna has an extensive journalism background having worked as a journalist on daily newspapers in New Zealand, Britain and the Middle East. Joanna makes a great MC for our forum, being able to provide her own insight from her own personal experience as a woman in an influential position.  

Proudly supported by:   Vodafone Logo On White

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Wednesday 11 October 2017


5.30pm - 7.30pm


Vodafone InnoV8 Building, Tuam Street



$85.00 + GST


$170.00 + GST

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