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Entrepreneurs Roundtable| Women and Leadership Committee

Spaces K-Road
501 Karangahape Road
New Zealand

Language: English

$35 for Members

$45 for Non members

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Join us as we hear from two women entrepreneurs about navigating the disruptions of Covid-19, alongside some networking with drinks and nibbles.


About the event

This roundtable will give two women entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their businesses and how they have navigated disruptions of Covid-19 to their business. We will have a particular focus on their capital raise experience and the unconscious bias they might have encountered as women doing business.

This will also be an opportunity to receive feedback and gain insights from other fellow entrepreneurs participating in the event.

Format/ Registration

Members $35| Non-Members $45

5:30-7:30pm, at Spaces K-Road.

The roundtable will be chaired by Kirsty Reynolds-Director, Investor and Activator at SheEOTM.

Each speaker will present their business for approximately 10 minutes followed by a short Q&A.

We will end the event with the opportunity to continue networking over drinks and nibbles.

About the speakers

Kirsty Reynolds - Moderator

Kirsty Reynolds is a director, investor, SheEO #activator and EHF Fellow with over 25+ years of commercial experience in #developing businesses internationally. 

In addition to supporting dozens of Ice Angels portfolio companies, and being a founding #investor in Tuhua, Icehouse Ventures and LevelTwo, Kirsty regularly mentors women founders on their capital raise journey.  

Kirsty is also developing a solution for SME exporters to access patient capital to grow #sustainable, purpose-driven businesses positioned for international expansion.

Jane-Estelle Dorsemaine - Speaker

Jane-Estelle started her career working buying marketing space in Paris and Britain in SME's and larger groups. She then did a professional reorientation in arts and crafts, being passionate about design, lights and colors games.
In 2008 she launched her own business offering tailored creation of lampshade, both new models or old models renovation.
In November 2016, she got offered a managing position in a lighting company in Auckland. She took the opportunity and moved in NZ with her family (3 children aged 9, 13 and 16) in April 2017. 
In January 2019 her entrepreneurship vein made her resign and launch again her own lighting and lampshade business, working with professional designers, architects, businesses and individuals.

Anne-Constance Palmeri - Speaker

In 2017, with a background in naturopathy and aromatherapy and a passion for cosmetics, founder Anne-Constance Palmeri set out to create a skincare range that was a pleasure to use every day, as well as being good for the skin and for the environment.
Anne-Constance, a Frenchwoman living in New Zealand, refuses to compromise on the quality of the products she formulates in her Takapuna, Auckland, lab. “I wanted to create a range that I’d be happy to use and that I’d be happy for my young children to use. In fact, I've named the business after my daughter, Sianna, to always remind me of what is important. I'm proud that Sianna Skincare is naturally good.” More recently and just after the second lockdown Anne-Constance opened a new cafe called Casse-Croûte.


About the Women and Leadership Committee

The Women & Leadership committee aims to develop informative and interactive events for women (and men) within the Chamber and the local business community by:

  • Enabling women of different nationalities, working and living in New Zealand, to achieve professional and personal success
  • Giving women a strong voice in the New Zealand business community
  • Creating opportunities for women to be successful in future leadership roles.

About the SME Committee

The SME committee supports primarily small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the Chamber from all different business sectors and the local NZ business community.

Its aim is to help SMEs grow their network, address some of the challenges they face and create business opportunities amongst SME members. In other words: SMEs’ professional development.


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