BWN Speaker Series 2021

The changing face of business

The inaugural Business Women's Network Speaker Series, brought to you in partnership with Cooney Lees Morgan and Craigs Investment Partners.

The inaugural BWN Speaker Series brings together inspirational, influential and innovative speakers from around New Zealand and the Bay of Plenty to share their insights into the new ways of doing business.

This will be held from 1 to 5pm over two dates: Thursday, May 27 and Thursday, July 8 at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga. People can attend just one or both events.

Our 2021 theme

The theme, The Changing Face of Business, will focus on the fact that in today’s world businesses are no longer solely recognised on the products or services they produce – they must also demonstrate values, such as social responsibility, diversity, kaitiaki, and sustainability in their corporate strategy.

Companies are scrutinised or praised in real-time for the decisions they make that impact not only their customers, but society as a whole.

Our Speakers

For this series, we have selected speakers from companies who have embraced this ideology in order to educate, inspire and challenge our audience. We are asking our speakers to share how they have had to think and act creatively, challenged the status quo and taken risks in order to achieve the success and positive reputation they have today.

We hope the diverse experiences of our speakers will inspire our audience to explore how they can become more socially responsible by stepping outside of their comfort zone, changing mindsets and pushing boundaries.

Missed out on the Speaker Series?

We’ve recapped the action so you don’t get total FOMO! You can view all the photos and read our report below. 


Speakers: Karen Walker, Jennifer Del Bel, Jennifer Boggiss and Clare Swallow. 


Speakers: Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Brianne West, Gordy Lockhart, Tania Wilson and Fiona McTavish.

Thanks to our event sponsors

Click on the logos below to find out more about our sponsors & why they support the changing face of business. 

Principal Naming Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Partner Sponsors 

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