Women on Boards Auckland: Women in Sports Governance – is there a crisis?

Overview

Sports governance, both here in New Zealand and on the world stage, is facing numerous challenges that include some very high-profile governance failings.

Each of the networking events kicks off with a short presentation from a sports governance leader and is followed by a panel discussion that takes a critical look at what is causing these failings and the impact that the lack of gender equity is having on sports governance.

Topics will include a wide range of sports governance issues such as:

  • voluntary versus mandated quotas on sports boards
  • what role does unconscious bias play in sporting boards
  • how do we create an environment where women can contribute to their full potential

Audience participation is a given! Come with your questions as panellists will not only share their insights, they will offer practical takeaways that you can immediately relate to.

Key Note Speaker

Martin Snedden


Martin is the NZC Board Director, Board Chair of ‘Heart of the City’ (Auckland Central’s Business Association), Board member of ‘Women in Sport Aotearoa’ (WISPA) and NZC’s One Cricket project leader, driving NZC’s ‘Women in Cricket Governance’ project.

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Panel Chair

Julie Hardaker


Julie is a lawyer, former Mayor of Hamilton and governance professional. She has a strong interest in women and leadership and has recently completed research on gender stereotypes and women leaders.

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Panel

Dr Johanna Wood


Johanna is a director of a family farming company. She has thirty-three years’ experience in the education sector and completed a Doctor of Education, conferred May 2019. Roles in education have included: principal leadership (9 years); advising, leading and developing adult/teacher professional learning (9 years); mentoring first time principals (5 years).
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Mike Bignell


Mike is a Partner at PwC based in Auckland, having spent five years in the Waikato from 2009- 2014, sitting on the Waikato Branch Committee of the IOD for four years.

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Martin Snedden


Martin is the NZC Board Director, Board Chair of ‘Heart of the City’ (Auckland Central’s Business Association), Board member of ‘Women in Sport Aotearoa’ (WISPA) and NZC’s One Cricket project leader, driving NZC’s ‘Women in Cricket Governance’ project.

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Julie Hood

Julie Hood is the Governance and Planning Consultant for Sport New Zealand. Her role is to support the adoption and continual improvement of good governance across the Sport New Zealand Group of priority partners. This includes overseeing and enhancing Sport NZ Governance Mark and related resources and programmes.

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Venue

SO/ Auckland
67 Customs Street
Auckland CBD

Note : Doors open at 7.30am

Cost

Members $40
Non Members $45

Business Partners

Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued in respect of cancellations received within 48 hours of the first day of the series occurring.

  • 07:30 am - 09:00 am

  • 26 Nov 2019

  • SO/ Auckland

  • 45.00