Your financial services International Women's Day itinerary

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March 6, 2023

Interested in women's financial wellbeing? We recommend you set aside Wednesday 8th March because there is so much happening this International Women's Day.

Plan your day with our suggested schedule. With an option for breakfast, lunch and after-work drinks and nibbles, your whole day is sorted.

Breakfast with the FSC

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Kick off your day early with breakfast, networking and an inspiring panel of speakers hosted by us! Naomi Ballantyne, a legend of the insurance industry, will be sharing her story with us in a keynote, the Minister for Women will be giving an update on what the Government is working on, and we'll hear from leaders and changemakers. 

What: The FSC's International Women's Day Breakfast

Where: The Cordis Hotel, Auckland

When: 7.30am-9.30am 

Who's speaking:

  • Minister for Women Hon Jan Tinetti
  • Naomi Ballantyne (Managing Director, Partners Life)
  • Kresh Wright (Head of Life and Health NZ, Swiss Re)
  • Nina Santos (Delivery Manager, / Young New Zealander of the Year semi-finalist 2023)
  • Stephanie Pow (Founder, Crayon and the NZ Parental Leave Register)

Ticket sales close Friday 3 March 2023.

More info and tickets here 

Livestream lunch with the FMA

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In person tickets for this one are now sold out, but that doesn't stop you from tuning in to this discussion facilitated by the FMA team on your lunch break. The FMA's Chief Executive and Manager of Investor Capability are hosting a panel of experts who'll be talking about why Her Money Matters. Don't miss it. 

What: The Financial Markets Authority - New Zealand)'s Her Money Matters panel

Where: Livestreamed or in person at Generator, PwC Tower, Commercial Bay

When: 12.00pm-1.30pm
Who's speaking:

  • Samantha Barrass (Chief Executive, FMA)
  • Tammy Peyper
  • Sarah Kelsey (Host, The OneUp Project)
  • Mary Holm (Author and journalist)
  • Te Kahukura Boynton (The Māori Millionaire)

In person tickets have sold out, but you can tune into the livestream on the FMA's Facebook page on the day.

More information here

After work nibbles at Smartshares

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Finally, finish off your day with some after-work nibbles and networking at the Smartshares offices in the Auckland CBD. Auckland Young Professionals is hosting a conversation between three wāhine with very different experiences to share, and our very own Head of Content Clarissa Hirst will be facilitating! We've sorted a discount for FSC members too, so if you or any young Tāmaki Makaurai-based professionals are interested in learning from the stories of some incredible women and meeting like-minded people, definitely get a ticket to this one. 

What: Auckland Young Professionals (AYP) International Women's Day panel 

Where:  NZX / Smartshares Limited, 15/45 Queen St

When: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Who's speaking:

  • Clarissa Hirst (Head of Content, Communications and Marketing, FSC)
  • Donna Mason (Chief Customer Officer, Smartshares)
  • Latayvia Tualasea Tautai (Senior Associate, YWCA)
  • Sophya Guimarães (Lawyer and Business Student)

Tickets are on sale until next week, and there's a discount for anyone employed by an FSC member organisation using the promo code FSCAYP15.

More information and ticket sales here