Kiri is a long time member of Co.ofWomen and is truly a national treasure for New Zealand Fashion. Over the years, her label has made a significant contribution to upholding the values of Maoridom through her designs. Learn about her story, what she enjoys about Co.OfWomen and some top tips to fuel your success.
Get to know one of our fab members Diane Hurford as she talks about her entrepreneurial journey with award- winning company Brolly Sheets and their latest offering for dog lovers everywhere.
In this video get to know Kiri Nathan a much loved member of our community. Kiri has built her high-end fashion business harnessing her indigenous Maori traditions and was chosen to create the stunning Korowai used each year in the induction ceremony for the New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs.
Check out our founder's down-time advice on how this time features in our success and a tool to help you get the absolute most out of this time.
Listen to Mimi Gilmour, founder of Burger Burger and Ranjna Patel, co-founder of the Nirvana Health Group share their messages of support and encouragement for female success.
Kiri Nathan, founder of the Kiri Nathan label and Frances Benge, CEO of Cure Kids NZ, share their messages of encouragement and support to champion you and fuel your journey to success.
For our final instalment in the personal challenges series, we hear from Sandra Mu, co-founder of New Zealand's first indoor trampoline park, Jump, who shares her challenges with being the face of her business. While Kaz Staples, founder of the award-winning breakfast and snack food company, Pure Delish, lets us in on her challenges with illness and carrying the load of a growing business.
For our second instalment in the personal challenges series, we hear from Ranjna Patel, founder of the Nirvana Healthcare Group and her challenges with doubt from her peers, while Megan May, founder of Little Bird Organics shares her challenges with managing staff.
Calling business owners wanting funding AND women who want to fund them - it's radical generosity time! Our fab Chair, Theresa Gattung shares more about the new-ish kid on the block for getting more female ventures funded. Let's do this women!
For the first instalment of this personal challenges series, we hear from CEO of Cure Kids NZ, Frances Benge, about her challenges with dishonesty and, Anna Kydd of The Tea Curator shares with us her challenges of being limited by her capacity.
The Great Debate 2018 saw our members battle it out over two topics of female success. Hear some of the key arguments from both teams on whether 'the female success is unattainable' and if 'career-driven mothers hinder their child's development'.
Karen Walker is a truly iconic fashion designer who has blazed the trail for many NZ designers. She is a much respected member and in this 'conversations with entrepreneurs' instalment Karen gets candid about finding confidence and curating her own style of leadership in the process of building a global fashion empire.
The third instalment of the 'Biz Challenges' series features two extraordinary women - Naomi Ballantyne of Partner's Life and Jessie Jarvie, of The Baby Bag. At different stages of business they both show resilience in the face of challenges and share the knowledge they've gained.
The second installment in the Business Challenges series features Audette Exel, founder of the Adara Group and Nazla Carmine or Cocktail Collective. They share their different perspectives on what challenges they've faced when building up a business.
We sat down with the inimitable Karen Walker, arguably NZ's most successful global fashion house, to hear what she loves about being a Co.OfWomen member and, her awesome tips for business owners. As well as being creative, she's damn smart, funny, insightful and soooo cool. Listen up people.
Christina Wood has worked with beer companies such as Hallertau, Tuatara and Hashigo Zake - but this journey has not been without its challenges, while Catherine Jackson of Tot's Pantry is all about creating sustainable options for kids meals. In this video, they talk about challenges that they've faced in business, as well as the personal challenges they've had to overcome in the process.
Running a business isn't always a cup of tea, but Anna Kydd of The Tea Curator has a tonne of helpful tips for managing stress, finding the right people to work with, and setting aside time for personal health.
Growth Camp 2018 focused on the challenges of scaling a business and session 2 featured founders of Bird on a Wire, Jump Trampoline Parks and Forme Spa & Wellbeing in a conversation facilitated by Kirsty Reynolds.
Dame Julie Christie is best known for her vital role in television production in New Zealand, as well as her invaluable contribution to Co.OfWomen as long-time member, while Georgia is founder of the awesome tech company, The Babysitters Club. They tell us about who has helped shape their roles as leaders and businesswomen.
Tune in as Co.OfWomen founder Tara Lorigan chats with rising entrepreneurial star and founder of Two Islands, Julia Matthew's as she shares about her journey so far and offers up wisdom and tips for early stagers worth borrowing and adding to our own tool-kit.
Co.OfWomen founder, Tara Lorigan, sat down with co-owner of self build industry leaders, GJ Gardner, Ellie Porteous. Ellie talks openly about her entrepreneurial journey and reluctant use of the word 'entrepreneur, in her hallmark straight ford manner. Lap up the wisdom she has to share.
Listen to the conversation between Tara Lorigan and Jessie Jarvie where Jessie shares her story behind founding The Baby Bag. Hear Jessie discuss the wealth of knowledge that comes from having an excellent support system and investing in the less-than-glamorous, but critical parts of building a solid foundation.
Frances Benge of Cure Kids NZ shares a whole lot of insight into the challenging yet rewarding aspects of working in the healthcare industry.
In this instalment of Co.W Talks, Co.OfWomen founder Tara Lorigan talks with Georgia Meek, founder of The Babysitters Club. Listen to Georgia's experience with harnessing the power of technology to start her passionate business and make a difference.
Flossie.com founder Jenene Crossan was featured in co. issue 8 where she shared her entrepreneurial journey. Since then, much has happened, hear Jenene's honest discussion with Co.OfWomen founder Tara Lorigan, as she courageously opens up with a deeply personal story.
Founder of iconic streetwear fashion brand Federation, Jenny Joblin shares about the evolution of her fab brand with it's cult following and finding the resilience to bring it back from the brink, even stronger.
We chatted with Bird on a Wire co-founder Sophie Gilmour about the multiple facets of her journey in building this great biz. Tune in to hear her conversation with Tara Lorigan as Sophie shares her business journey in her hallmark generous, laid-back way.
Together with her husband, Ranjna Patel is the founder of the Nirvana Healthcare group, the largest primary healthcare provider in the country. Hear the conversation Tara Lorigan had with the ever-humble Ranjna about her compelling and impressive journey.
Sandra Mu is the founder of Jump, NZ’s Premier Indoor Trampoline Park. Jump was the first of its kind in NZ when introduced it in 2013 and has taken the backyard trampoline fun to the extreme, not only for kids as most expect but also for adults.
Mimi Gilmour has hospitality in her blood. Just 25 when she opened her first restaurant, she how has 5 under her belt, including one national brand, the fab Mexico restaurants. We found out what drives this inspiring woman.
Sarah Paykel is the founder of Lush Australasia and is a board member of Co.OfWomen. Listen to her conversation with our founder, Tara Lorigan about entrepreneurship, resilience, managing stress, and the job of motherhood.
Monica Chen shares with us some of her biggest challenges and achievements as the founder of Uno Property Management. Take a moment to read some of her smart tips and where she finds her inspiration to balance being a businesswoman with motherhood.
Marnie Hillier, founder of Eskimo Nell, shares her up close and personal experience of business, attachment parenting and how the challenges of motherhood were the catalyst for a the launch of a business she's building around her family, in her hallmark badass way!
Naomi Ballantyne (ONZM), founder of Partners Life, talks about crashing through the glass ceiling of the insurance industry with a healthy dose of intellect and humour.
The founder of flossie.com, Jenene Crossan, talks all about flossie,finance and the female factor. Twenty years of spearheading first-to-market digital innovations have seen her grow into a highly seasoned capital raiser.
Fashion designer Karen Walker needs no introduction to most of us. She’s a household name - no mean feat when it comes to the fickle world of fashion - and a 2017 inductee to The NZ Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs.
Restaurateur and serial entrepreneur Mimi Gilmour has been on a fast-paced roller coaster ride for the last decade, scaling the heights of success and swooping to the lows of decline.
Founder of Lush Australasia, investor, advisor, philanthropist and mum extraordinaire, Sarah Paykel shares about juggling the balls of life and business, empowerment, and creating A-Teams.
Jenny Joblin is the founder of the iconic Kiwi streetwear label, Federation. She’s shares openly about surviving a perfect storm in her business and coming back from the brink.
Ranjna Patel and her husband Dr Kantilal Patel have changed the face of Auckland’s healthcare, transcending barriers and using a simple philosophy: Here to serve.
She’s a ball of energy but make no mistake, Rose & Thorne’s founder Sue Dunmore is a business dynamo. The secret of her success? Well, you'd better read on to find out!
Jenene is the founder of Flossie.com and among her many other successes, recently closed a multi-million dollar partnership. Why then, given this, did she hit an almost devastating personal break point? In this edition of 'Real Talk' Jenene shares her story with brutal honesty from a passion to now share the only version that truly helps .
Mimi Gilmour is the hospitality powerhouse behind Mexico and BurgerBurger to name just two of the restaurants she's founded. In this Real Talk installment Mimi candidly shares, in her own words, the personal battles she’s faced as a mother and business-owner, and what she discovered we're all capable of when facing adversity.
It was the early stages of family life when Lee became the sole provider and carer for her two small boys but she quickly found her stride in blending her skyrocketing career with the role of mother. Lee shares some of her journey and her awesome tips in this Road Well Travelled installment.
The nature of business is that every day serves up testing times. The same goes for parenting. This means combining the two can be tough at the best of times. Fran Woods shares how she's risen to the challenge.
The nature of business is that every day serves up testing times. The same goes for parenting. This means combining the two can be tough at the best of times. Lucy Wildman shares how she's risen to the challenge.
Having a dream of owning your own business and making it reality are two different things, especially if it requires capital to get it going. Hady Wenham, founder of Forme Spa & Wellbeing talks about how she worked out how to find the money to take her business to the next level.
Our fab members Maree Glading and Jesse Stanley are the founders of I Love Food Co. They share with us how they keep inspired, motivated and nourished while growing their super-successful business
Brianne West of Ethique, which counts Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher among its fans, took a very different route to securing the capital to expand her business.
Meet Co.OfWomen’s founding chair, serial entrepreneur Dr Lee Mathias. A significant leader in the healthcare sector, she is the Birthcare and Labtests and director & shareholder of Pictor, to name a few.
Being a woman in business is different to being a man in business – and that’s something to celebrate. As a broad generalisation, women and men have different innate skill sets, which have different advantages in business...
We check in with emerging entrepreneurial superstar Sophie Gilmour of Bird On A Wire and internationally successful Dame Julie Christie about setbacks, near-fails and working through hurdles.
If you feel the juggle of life and business weighing you down, take heart. You’re most definitely not alone and maybe you can take a leaf from these members stories
As business owners we face myriad challenges and difficult decisions. It’s how they deal with those challenges that makes all the difference.
There are many reasons why as business owners we choose not to pay ourselves or to pay ourselves less. Some reasons make good sense, but for a time only. We turned to fab member Jo Doolan, one of NZ's foremost business advisors for her perspective on this fundamentally important subject.
This feature spotlights how our innate qualities can create a hand-break effect on our success we often don’t even know is happening, AND, how to harness those same qualities to propel our success.
Jo Doolan talks motherhood in the workplace and the lessons that we can learn from each other not only as business-owners, but first and foremost as people.
In this legUP video we spotlight the critical role in very business responsible for results and the impact of not including it on our progress and results. A must view for any keen to make sure we're on track!
Jo Doolan has championed a number of female-owned businesses across her vast career. As a result, she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to harnessing your potential as a leader. In this article, Jo guides us forward as we step up in our leadership roles.
Habits form behaviours which can in turn determine (or compromise) our success. Luckily, behaviour is 100% in our control. This LegUp video focuses on forming and building the right habits by using a tool called the 3Q's Review.
Co.OfWomen founder, Tara Lorigan, delves deep into the question: who’s feeding the leader? This important question is ignored by us women due to an innate drive to nurture others and corresponding self ignorance. Make no mistake however, for us to lead at our best, we must prioritise what we need to do this.
LegUP is the series that delivers practical tools to champion the best me. In this video we're focusing on building our ease, skill and confidence with the business essential skill of Sales. Sales 101 promises you'll get rid of the yuck factor and love this process.
LegUP delivers practical tools to champion success. This LegUP is called The Female Factor and shows the 5 key areas where we can harness our innate female drivers to propel our success and how to avoid the ones that hand-break it!
After doing the hard yards of capital raising to build and grow your company you may reach a point where selling your business is your aim
The 3Rights is a model for the optimal approach to take any time we're heading for a new level. It will help us to get there faster and less painfully. Use it every time!
As women we are largely, innately driven to nurture and not focusing on ourselves is therefore natural. But, this drive only works in the 'mothering' role. For us to be as successful as possible in our careers, we need to be optimal. Embedding the ME+ Principal will ensure that.
Jo Doolan shares some wisdom on the role an advisory board can play in supporting the success of a growing business so you can consider whether this could be useful for you.
It’s official, NZ is the No. 1 place for ease of doing business according to the World Bank but the flip is half of our businesses fail in their first 5 years. Here are some clues to ensure we keep ours on track.
Quality insights on how to find and keep the best support crew from one of the best in the industry, the fab Ms Wynnis Armour
If we're going to grow a business one thing is for sure, it will need funding at many points and the challenge of raising those funds can become an entrepreneurial endeavour in its own right. Here's a nudge to your thinking with seven options on this subject to get you going.
We asked some of our members to share their best tips for blending business with motherhood. This is what they told us.
We all need to refocus sometimes when we're managing the chaos of life, so we've compiled 10 ways to make this possible. Try to integrate one (or more!) of these handy tips into your day to supercharge the leader within you.
Finding the right way to gain funds for your company can be a difficult journey, here are 10 pearls of funding wisdom to help you find what works for you and your business.
Fancy some pearls of wisdom to inspire you on your journey? Check out these 10 tips from members to champion the super woman you already are.
Entrepreneurship is about working smarter right? Have you got your smarty-pants on?
Tick these 10 tips off your list to ensure you do.
We asked some of our gals how they refuel their tanks and take some much needed me-time. In other words, how they find their bliss to avoid entrepreneurial overwhelm.
Ever feel like packing it in and getting a job with a regular payday? We hear you! Here are 10 common stumbling blocks to conquer before you do.
we love the wisdom and clarity that Jenna Moore brings to her role of Editor for co. magazine and how she manages to dig up the good stuff for us all to do better from - enjoy!
Need some pearls of wisdom to inspire you on your journey? Here are 10 kick-ass ways to don your big girl’s pants, from us to you. Go to it!
We just love that women share so openly, so we asked around and compiled a list for those of us serious about the game of entrepreneurial success. Grab your pen...