Tickets open for third annual Business Women’s Network Speaker Series

One of New Zealand’s best loved media personalities and an internationally renowned Kiwi entrepreneur are set to inspire hundreds of women at Baycourt this June.  

Kerre Woodham and Rebekah Campbell will headline this year’s Business Women’s Network (BWN) Speaker Series on Tuesday, 27 June, run by Tauranga Business Chamber.

The pair will be joined by fellow speakers Cooney Lees Morgan CEO Cecilia Burgess, well-known disability advocate Amanda Lowry, and leadership expert Sally Duxfield.

Event organiser, Anne Pankhurst, says the annual sell-out event is moving to a new location this year in order to allow more women to be inspired and empowered by the line-up of speakers – with tickets on sale from today.

“This remarkable group of women all perfectly embody our theme for this year’s event which is ‘paving the way’,” says Anne.

“From reaching great heights in journalism and entrepreneurism, to exploring the neuroscience of leadership, our speakers have truly paved the way in their respective industries.

“Their stories – full of passion, adversity, and grit – will challenge the way the audience thinks in both life and in business.”

Keynote speaker Kerre is known as a national treasure in Kiwi media. She began her television career on Fair Go and has made regular appearances on TV over the 35 years that followed, including Intrepid Journeys, Heartland, Ready Steady Cook and most recently on Dancing with the Stars.

She currently hosts her own radio show on Newstalk ZB.

Keynote speaker Rebekah is the founder of three successful companies, and author of 138 Dates: a book about searching for love at the same time as launching a global technology business.

She first gained national attention as organiser of the ‘Levi’s Life Festival’ in Wellington at age 20.

This is the third annual Speaker Series event – the pinnacle in the BWN calendar – and aims to connect Bay of Plenty women in business, with a view to building a community of women all looking to make positive change.

“Our attendees love hearing from inspiring women of all different fields, and connecting with local businesswomen at varying stages of their careers,” says Anne.

BWN Speaker Series 2023 event, themed Paving the way.

“This year we’re raising the bar further with a bigger venue, and a new expo-type set up to show off some great local businesses and products – all owned by women.”

Tickets go on sale today and are available at the Tauranga Business Chamber website.

Anne encourages women to grab a ticket early if they’re keen to attend, as they traditionally sell out quickly.

For more information on this year’s speakers, and the event itself, visit the event webpage.

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