The Global Women Rising Together Speaker Series – Putting the ‘Global’ into Global Women
For the month of May, we have a compelling and thought-provoking Zui, a series of webinars. It is free for all members.
The Global Women Rising Together Speaker Series – will put the ‘Global’ into Global Women.
The series intends to initiate consequential discussions on gender equality issues, women’s engagement in different contexts, future challenges, and opportunities. It is made a reality through the incredible line-up of international wāhine that are leading impactful change.
Join our Chair Theresa Gattung for incredible thought leadership, speakers include: Rachel Lord, Neha Sangwan, Clare Dubois, Quanita Roberson, Sister Zeph and Nicola Wakefield Evans. These influential wāhine are leading impactful change globally. Register for each session below.
Thursday 5 May 4.30pm – 5.30pm (NZST)
Female leadership in 2022
Rachel Lord – Chair and Head of Asia Pacific, BlackRock
Friday 6 May 12noon – 1pm (NZST)
The Burnout Awareness Prescription: Special Focus on Women
Neha Sangwan – CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence
Tuesday 10 May 12noon – 1pm (NZST)
Stepping through the veil: Reclaiming the sacred feminine
Panel: Clare Dubois & Quanita Roberson, facilitated by Theresa Gattung
>>> Register here
Thursday 12 May 12noon – 1pm (NZST)
Women, wisdom, wild love and our return to nature
Clare Dubois – Founder of TreeSisters.org
Thursday 12 May 4pm – 5pm (NZST)
Sister Zeph – Founder & Chairperson of ZWEE Foundation
Tuesday 17 May 11am – 12noon (NZST)
What the whales have taught me
Quanita Roberson – President and Owner of NZUZU
Friday 20 May 12noon – 1pm (NZST)
Using a Global Diversity Movement to catalyse Local Change
Nicola Wakefield Evans – Australian Chair of the 30% Club
Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, is BlackRock’s Chair and Head of Asia Pacific, as well as a member of the Global Executive Committee. She also chairs the APAC Steering and Executive Committees. Ms. Lord oversees all business activities in the region, which includes Australasia, Greater China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia and South Korea.
Before assuming her current role, Ms. Lord served as Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from September 2017. She led the EMEA business to serve clients across individual markets by bringing to bear a wealth of local expertise and insight. Ms. Lord was previously EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments.
Ms. Lord joined BlackRock in November 2013 from Citigroup where she was Global Head of Corporate Equity Derivatives. She joined Citigroup in 2009 after 13 years at Morgan Stanley, where she played a variety of senior roles in the equities and capital markets businesses in EMEA and Asia.
Ms. Lord qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, following which she worked in structured finance for five years before moving into equity derivatives. In 2020, she was named by the Financial News (UK) as one of the 100 most influential women in European Finance for the 10th year running, and was also named as the Asset Management Industry Leader of the Year for 2020. Ms. Lord graduated in 1987 from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) First Class in International History & Politics.
Neha Sangwan, CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, is an engineer, physician and communication expert empowering corporate leaders, and organizational teams to excel under pressure.
Dr. Sangwan is an international speaker and inﬂuencer on the topics of high-performance, emotional agility, conﬂict resolution, and the unique communication struggles of teams in high-stress environments. She has had the honor sharing her work on three TEDx stages. Neha is also the author of TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness which was also turned into a public televsion program.
She consults with a range of companies from tech to Fortune 100 iconic brands. Dr. Sangwan has pioneered comprehensive programs that combine the science of medicine wth the art of communication to catalyze resilient and healing organizational cultures.
Some of her clients include: Turtle & Hughes, Google, American Express, BDO, Apple, SiTime, Stanford University, University of Michigan, and Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s hospital.
Neha is the co-founder of the Conscious Business Leadership Academy (CBLA), a program for CEOs to learn and implement the principles of Conscious Capitalism in their organizations. She also co-leads the CBLA C-Suite program to support executive team alignment.
In addition, she is a recognized leader in inspiring women to elevate their personal power through integrating their physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Neha’s upcoming book BurnoutRx for Women demystiﬁes how to identify, prevent and heal burnout. As a dynamic keynote speaker and executive coach, Neha leads a variety of interactive programs focused on the unique challenges women leaders face.
Dr. Sangwan earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Michigan State University. She worked as a manufacturing engineer for Motorola before attending medical school at State University of New York at Buffalo. She subsequently completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Temple University Hospital and became board certiﬁed. She went on to become faculty for the Center of Mind Body Medicine and is nationally certiﬁed by the International Federation of Coaches.
Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a global women movement that has collectively funded the planting of over 23 million trees. TreeSisters is a social change movement and a tropical reforestation organization working towards normalizing cultural reciprocity with nature. The aim of both Clare and TreeSisters is to make it as normal to give back to nature as it currently is to take nature for granted, while supporting humanity in its transition from a consumer species to a restorer species.
Before founding TreeSisters, Clare worked internationally for over two decades, coaching business leaders and facilitating group behavior change processes in multiple sectors. Known for her direct, catalytic energy, her inspirational speaking and her holistic approach to collective transformation, Clare is a walking invitation to anyone ready to step up and step in on behalf of the planet.
Sister Zeph, founder & Chairperson of ZWEE Foundation, is a women’s education expert, empowerment and environmental leader, youth and children’s rights activist, published writer, international speaker, and community leader committed to fostering religious tolerance.
She is also the Founder and Chairperson of Zephaniah Women Education and Empowerment Foundation (ZWEE), and Zeph Sunday Schools Ministry. For her work and dedication to uplift the most disadvantaged communities, she has been awarded the Outstanding Performance award by Eternal Life Ministry of Pakistan International, and Bioneers Change Makers Award. Zeph won the Lynn Syms Global prize from the World Pulse, and the film Flight of the Falcons was produced to emphasize her life and work by Channel News Asia Singapore. The film won a gold medal from the New York film festival in 2016, She was awarded a Gold medal as a Book of Humanity from kar-E-Khair Pakistan in 2021 and an Excellent performance award from Victory Church of Pakistan in 2021.
Quanita Roberson, Entrepreneur, Author, Coach, Consultant, Organizational Shaman and Keynote Speaker & Keynote Listener
“I am the promise of forgiveness and reconciliation in the world. I haven’t always known this but I have always been moving toward it. I started my healing journey at a young age. I am a shaman. It has taken me a long time to grow into this…to grow into me. Mostly because I never quite understood why a person would choose this life. Now I understand that it chooses you.
I am a we’ver, a person who invites people into a dance that we’ves them into a them. We’ves them into a beautiful tapestry of love and belonging. Intermingling hearts over and under each other changing both the story and the we’ver. Building the landscape with each new brilliant strand. The rainbow of souls creating the foundation of what is to come.
I believe we are in a time that is calling us to remember. Remember what really matters. Remember the truth of who we really are. Remember that we belong to each other.”
Quanita has just released a book ‘The InnerGround Railroad: A 40 Day Journey to Remembering Soul & Spirit.
In this book Amy Howton and Quanita Roberson use the Dagara Medicine Wheel and Integral Theory to share their individual journeys of a shared bondage and freedom through stories and then walk you through your own healing journey.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your hands on your copy today.
Nicola Wakefield Evans, Lawyer, an independent non-executive director and the chair of the 30% club Australia
Nicola is currently on the boards of the Lendlease Group, Macquarie Group, Macquarie Bank, Viva Energy, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, MetLife Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Goodes O’Loughlin Foundation and the University of New South Wales Foundation. Nicola is also a Member of the Takeovers Panel Australia. Nicola spent nearly 30 years at the Australian law firm King & Wood Mallesons and worked in Sydney, New York, Perth and Hong Kong in both legal and management roles.
She has a long history advocating for diversity. She was involved in the successful promotion of women at King & Wood Mallesons by showing proactive leadership in managing issues involving female professionals, supporting and mentoring other professional women (both internally and externally) and being at the forefront of developing and implementing key initiatives to support diversity in the legal profession. She is currently the Chair of the 30% Club Australia, a member of the National 2016 Champions of Change Coalition, a member of the scholarship selection panel for the Minerva Network and a member (and previous board member) of Chief Executive Women. In March 2019, Nicola was invited by the Australian Government to be a member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations, Commission for the Status of Women in New York.
In 2009, Nicola was selected as a member of Advance Asia 50 (a group of the most influential Australians living & working in Asia) and in 2011 as a member of Advance Global 50 (a group of leading Australian women working outside Australia). In October 2012, Nicola was included in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac Group’s inaugural list of ‘Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.’
Nicola is also a competitive sailor, having sailed for most of her life. With her husband, Kym Evans and their 4 sons, Nicola sails on their Sea Quest RP36 yacht, “Whistling Kite” in several series for the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. She won the Inaugural Sydney Harbour Women’s Keelboat Series 2020/2021 in Division 1 in the Female Helm category.