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2020 Challenges

Kia Ora everyone and hope you are settling into January nicely.  There is still lots of sun to enjoy in our downtime and we still have some long weekends coming up (and if you are like me then a bit of cricket to watch!).  For those of you who have worked through Christmas and New Year thanks for your commitment and I hope you have a holiday planned that will partly compensate while the rest of us are back at the desk.

This week I want to share some videos about balancing work and life in 2020 and some more thoughts on the big issues.  There was some great feedback from last week’s videos so these will absolutely keep up the momentum. As per my opening video last week I have spent time in my home office sorting out how 2020 will look and importantly I have cleaned out my wardrobe which was becoming a place of chaos – I tried to channel my inner Marie Kondo but suspect another round is still necessary!  I think it is true that clear spaces do give you a clear mind.  I find that easier now my kids are adults and there aren’t the baskets of toys and sports gear lying around that there used to be!

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On Being Bold is a movement by a group of successful women who have joined forces to share experiences and expertise they’ve gained on their journeys to the top. The On Being Bold team want to share honest conversation with others trying to make their way in the corporate world. One thing this group of leaders is clear on, the business world is about more than profit - it must come with purpose.

This website of leadership content is dedicated to professional women at all stages of their career. Learn from business leaders as they as they share successes as they have navigated their unique paths to their current roles.

Each year, the On Being Bold team proudly present a one day conference Bold Steps - designed to inspire leaders and emerging talent who are looking for fresh ideas, advice and thought provoking conversation around building success.

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2019 Bold Steps

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Video Highlights

If you came to the Bold Steps conference in December on Leading with Purpose then thanks for your time and your company.  The OBB team had a blast and the speakers were all individually and collectively brilliant and challenged us all to think differently.  I spoke to one woman who told me as result of listening to Prof. Will Steffan that she was going to buy an electric car that very weekend!  So, we definitely had an impact.  The Deadly Ponies handbags were without question a big hit also.  In fact, I felt a little distracted as MC when there was stampede for the stage to put business cards in the bowl for the draws!  And what better way to end a conference on purpose than to have a close chat with the Prime Minister.  She was very inspiring and very real.  It was lovely just to be able to talk and ask questions in a reasonably relaxed way with no prepared speeches.  We all felt she was very generous to participate like that and I think we are all a bit star struck as a result!  So a big thanks to everyone involved and if you weren’t there or you want to relive the day I have included a highlights reel and a few pics with my first editor’s piece.  As an aside we are currently planning the 2020 conference and will be back in touch with details shortly.

Click here to see a video of highlights from the 2019 Bold Steps Conference.

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January Edition
2020 January Editor - Dame Therese Walsh
2020 January Editor - Dame Therese Walsh
Chairman, TVNZ
Andy Coupe
Andy Coupe
Chairman, TVNZ & NZ Takeovers Panel
Joan Withers
Joan Withers
Professional Director
Dec 2019 Bold Steps Speakers & Guests
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister, New Zealand
Professor Will Steffen
Professor Will Steffen
School of Environment , Australian National University
Lisa MacCallum
Lisa MacCallum
Founder of Inspired Companies
Rachel Taulelei
Rachel Taulelei
CEO Kono
Tracy Williams
Tracy Williams
Former Harlem Globetrotter and Internationally acclaimed Transformational Speaker
Abby Foote
Abby Foote
Chair Z Energy
Rt Hon Sir John Key GNZM, AC
Rt Hon Sir John Key GNZM, AC
Chairman ANZ NZ
Theresa Gattung
Theresa Gattung
Co-founder My Food Bag and Chair AIA
Indepth Interviews with the OBB team
Silvana Schenone
Silvana Schenone
Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Cathy Quinn
Cathy Quinn
Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Dame Therese Walsh
Dame Therese Walsh (MC)
Chairman, TVNZ
Royal Reed
Royal Reed
Managing Director, Prestige Law
Jolie Hodson
Jolie Hodson
CEO, Spark
Frances Valintine
Frances Valintine
Founder, Tech Futures Lab
Dame Paula Rebstock
Dame Paula Rebstock
Professional Director, ACC
Joan Withers
Joan Withers
Professional Director