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For your success - Mimi Gilmour & Ranjna Patel

Listen to Mimi Gilmour, founder of Burger Burger and Ranjna Patel, who co-founded the Nirvana Health Group share their messages of support and encouragement for female success.

The Great Debate 2018 - highlights

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'.

Co.W TV - Karen Walker

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.

Ellie Porteous - G.J. Gardner Home

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.

The road well travelled: The Business of Babies - Dr Lee Mathias

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.

Real Talk: Being a Mama Boss Lady - Mimi Gilmour

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.

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For your success - Mimi Gilmour & Ranjna Patel

Listen to Mimi Gilmour, founder of Burger Burger and Ranjna Patel, who co-founded the Nirvana Health Group share their messages of support and encouragement for female success.

For your success - Kiri Nathan & Frances Benge

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 success journey.

The 'Personal Challenges' Series: Volume 3

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. 

The 'Personal Challenges' Series: Volume 2

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. 

The time for Radical Generosity is now - hell yes.

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!

The 'Personal Challenges' Series: Volume 1

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 - highlights

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'.

Co.W TV - Karen Walker

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 'Biz Challenges' Series - Vol. 3 (Naomi Ballantyne & Jessie Jarvie)

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 'Biz Challenges' Vol. 2 (Audette Exel & Nazla Carmine)

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.

Karen Walker shares top tips

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.

The 'Biz Challenges' Series - Vol. 1 (Christina Wood & Catherine Jackson)

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.

Anna Kydd - The Tea Curator

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 - Exploring the dynamics of scale

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.

The Role Models Series Vol. 3

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.

The Role Models Series - Vol. 2

On the second instalment of this new series, we pick up some steam by hearing from two more fantastic members, Jump Trampoline Parks founder Sandra Mu and CEO at Cure Kids, Frances Benge.

The Role Models Series - Vol. 1

Theresa Gattung (CNZM) our fab Chair since 2016 talks about the most influential people who have helped shape her leadership style and ultimately motivated her to be the fearless businesswomen we know her to be.

Nazla Carmine - The Cocktail Collective

Get to know Nazla Carmine of Cocktail Collective in this interview where we discuss the creation of the company, resilience and the fun parts of business!

Growth Camp 2018

Growth Camp 2018 is all about scaling a business. Camp brings members across all spectrums together to champion each other and learn how to develop our business to be sustainable and profitable beyond ourselves. 

The Resilience Series - Vol. 3

Sophie Gilmour is no stranger to the knocks of the hospitality industry, while Hady Wenham has faced her own challenges in building the fab Forme Spa & Wellbeing. Tune in to hear how they practice resilience in business.

Co.W Talks

Ellie Porteous - G.J. Gardner Home

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.

Jessie Jarvie - The Baby Bag

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 - Cure Kids NZ

Frances Benge of Cure Kids NZ shares a whole lot of insight into the challenging yet rewarding aspects of working in the healthcare industry.

Georgia Meek - The Babysitters Club

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. 

Jenene Crossan - Suckcess Podcast

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.

Jenny Joblin - Federation

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.

the social restauranteur

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. 

The Healthcare Champion

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. 

it's all about the bounce

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.

she's the hospo queen

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.

Lady Lush was her game

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.

CO.W Tales

The Diary of an Entrepreneur: Monica Chen - Uno Property Management

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.

From The Mouth of a Badass Babe

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!

Leading the Charge - Naomi Ballantyne

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.

Get Flossied - Jenene Crossan

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.

Smart Thinking

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.

Unstoppable Mimi

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.

the ultimate juggler

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.

leaving brinkville

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.

to be the best

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.

it's a bravolution

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!

CO.W Thinking

Real Talk: Being a Mama Boss Lady - Mimi Gilmour

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.

The road well travelled: The Business of Babies - Dr Lee Mathias

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.

Baby On Board - Fran Woods

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.

Baby on Board

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.

How I Funded My Business - Hady Wenham

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.

How We Stay Inspired - I Love Food Co.

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

How I Funded My Business - Brianne West

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.

What Can I Learn from the Trailblazers

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.

Beyond Juggling

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...

what to do when you stuff up

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.

from burnout to bliss

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

on being fearless

As business owners we face myriad challenges and difficult decisions. It’s how they deal with those challenges that makes all the difference.

understanding the female way

Nurturers, supporters, multitaskers – do these intrinsic behaviours help or hinder our success in business? Actually, they do both.

CO.W Tools

The Female Factor

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 - keeping mum

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.

LegUP - My #1 Role

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!

How to Step Up As a Leader

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.

LegUP - 3Q's Review

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.

Who's Feeding the Leader?

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 - Sales 101

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 - The Female Factor

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!

Preparing to Sell

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

LegUP - the 3Rights tool

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!

LegUP - The Me Plus Principle

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.

Is an advisory board for you?

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.

reduce your risk and succeed

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.

finders keepers

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

CO.W Tips

Back to the Motherboard

We asked some of our  members to share their best tips for blending business with motherhood. This is what they told us.

10 ways to fuel your leadership

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. 

10 pearls of fundraising wisdom

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.

10 ways to be fearless

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.

10 ways to Work Smarter

Entrepreneurship is about working smarter right? Have you got your smarty-pants on?


Tick these 10 tips off your list to ensure you do.

12 ways to find me-time

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.

10 ways to kick failure to the kerb

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.

10 ways to be your own Champion

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!

10 ways to be kick-ass

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!

top 10 habits of successful women

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...

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