Women on Boards Networking Event: Canterbury


In this our 125 th year of women’s suffrage, this panel discussion will take a critical look at how far we have come in achieving gender equality – both in the workplace and around the board table – and what still needs to be done. Topics will include a wide range of board diversity issues such as:

  • voluntary versus mandated quotas
  • overcoming unconscious bias
  • being comfortable about discomfort around the board table
  • what is needed to succeed in the 21 st Century

Audience participation is a given! Come with your questions as panellists will not only share their insights, they will offer practical takeaways, hints and tips that you can immediately put into use.

Panel Chair

Dr Rosanne Hawarden FCIS

Rosanne is currently President of Governance New Zealand has been a Chartered Secretary and governance professional for nearly 30 years. She is the New Zealand representative on the ICSA Global Thought Leadership Group. View full bio..


Claire Evans

Claire Evans is a senior partner with Lane Neave specialising in corporate and commercial law. She is corporate governance expert who supports business leaders and company directors on strategic and day-to-day legal issues. View full bio..

Kate Reid FCIS

Kate’s background is in nursing, specifically oncology and palliative care over a number of years both in New Zealand and overseas. Incorporating clinical practice, leadership, educational, management and governance positions, in local and national roles. Kate is currently employed by the School of Health Sciences Centre at Canterbury University. View full bio..

Pat Barwick

Pat Barwick has always worked in the education or sports sector - in teaching as a Physical and Health Educator, Development Officer with NZ and Canterbury Hockey, General Manager of Hockey Southland, and 12 years as Coaching Advisor and Performance Coach Lead with Sport Canterbury. View full bio


The Terrace
Level 5, 79 Cashel Street

Registrations and Light breakfast 7.30am-8.00am
Panel discussion 8.00am-9.00am

Note : Doors open at 7.30am

Business Partners

  • 07:30 am - 09:00 am

  • 01 Nov 2018

  • KPMG

  • 35.00