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inc!te March 7: launches women entrepreneurs week

“I’ve succeeded, but I also found 10,000 ways that won’t work”


Proudly supported by Ernst & Young, inc!te is the annual forum on female entrepreneurial success inviting you share share what you know and offering a leg-up from women who have paved the way. It features two sessions followed by the launch of women entrepreneurs week.

on offer at inc!te

session 1 the early years

It’s been said it takes 10 years to turn a start-up into a business.  This session will feature four business owners, with different businesses, at different stages of that first 10 years. In a panel discussion led by Co.OfWomen founder, Tara Lorigan, they will each share the specific challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them. They are:

Trish Baker – Healthbox (health services)
Kate Crossly – Centeros (IT datacentre mgmt.)
Kiri Nathan – Kiri Nathan (Fasion)
Janine Hall – Surf Haven (wellness/hospitality)


session 2 the view from success

This session, facilitated by Co.OfWomen member, Petra Bagust, features inductees to the New Zealand Hall of fame for women entrepreneurs, Anita Finnigan & Sharon Hunter and Co.OfWomen deputy chair, Wynnis Armour.

This session views success from the other end of the spectrum and focuses on what it takes to get there in the form of a vigorous debate.  Attendees are invited to engage in this debate, presenting their own point of view, from their experience.


cocktail function

As chief champion of female entrepreneurial success, Co.OfWomen founding Chair, Dr Lee Mathias, (Birthcare founder and significant healthcare leader and successful entrepreneur) takes centre stage to preside over the official launch of Women Entrepreneurs Week.  She will be joined in this role by Jo Doolan Ernst & Young partner.

It’s during this time that we celebrate each of our successes thanks to our other fantastic supporters Veuve Clicuqot and where attendees find many new supporters, collaboraters and customers!


= this event will sell out so reserve your place now!

inc!te 2013 flyer

Event details

Location: Ernst & Young - 2 Taukati Square - Britomart - Auckland

Date: 7 March 2013

Time: 3pm - 7pm

Cost: $170

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