Experienced hospitality entrepreneur mimi gilmour appointed to co.ofwomen board

Experienced hospitality entrepreneur mimi gilmour appointed to co.ofwomen board

In 2015 Mimi Gilmour was recognised by The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs for her achievements and support of female success. She joins the board of Co.OfWomen to add that experience and passion and to have an even greater impact.

In 2015 Mimi Gilmour was recognised by The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs for her achievements and support of female success. She joins the board of Co.OfWomen to add that experience and passion and to have an even greater impact.

Founder of the Mexico Group, Mimi Gilmour opened her first restaurant at the age of 26.   Now 31, she has five restaurants brands under her belt with the most recent development, fish fish, a spin off brand from her rapidly growing burger burger restaurants.

Mimi is distinguished in her industry for the innovative operational model she’s developed.  Driven by her core values to create fantastic experiences for all customers, it combines distinctive environments with technology that enables efficient engagement and transactions and a training model that creates skilled, confident hospitality professionals.

“Co.OfWomen is a powerful voice in New Zealand business and one that I’m extremely grateful to have had by my side over the last few years.  I feel incredibly humbled to have been appointed to the board and I’m looking forward to what I can contribute and also to learning from this group of women. I can’t wait to work with these leaders to celebrate all that great businesswomen in New Zealand can and will contribute to this country and beyond.”

Co.OfWomen launched in 2012 and has quickly grown to a community of more than 1,700.  A business support organisation, it’s distinguished by a real world model as it’s led and developed by experienced, successful entrepreneurs. Membership provides practical support, connections and learning programmes to progress the aspirations of business owners, with a strong focus on results.

“We’re so excited to have Mimi’s experience, skill and passion added to the board and to what this will contribute to our growth, particularly in championing emerging entrepreneurs”, shared Co.OfWomen founder, Tara Lorigan.

“We’re fortunate to have such an incredible calibre of successful business women on the board.  It’s a testament to the impressive vision and practical difference they see Co.OfWomen makes” noted Tara.

The board announcements coincide with Women Entrepreneurs Week (wew), which runs from Monday 7th March to Friday 11th March. The week, championed by Co.OfWomen, provides a platform to showcase the diversity of entrepreneurial success and includes a number of initiatives facilitated by Co.OfWomen including; major events in Auckland, Wellington (8th March) and Christchurch (9th March); The launch of a new programme aimed at propelling the second stage of business growth called insightOUT; the launch of a magazine called ‘co.’ (company) a high quality digital publication built on the ‘by business owners, for business owners’ model, made available free to women to champion their success and the opening of nominations to the New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs (2016 ceremony is on 22 June 2016).

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