Meet the OBB team
Nine women, offering honesty, collegiality, belief, courage and community.
On Being Bold is an online collective developed by women for women. Created to capture and share the personal lives and career journeys of prominent New Zealand business leaders, it sets out to highlight the squiggly line connecting home life and careers is anything but straight-forward.
The founders of On Being Bold, Dame Therese Walsh, Joan Withers, Cathy Quinn, Dame Paula Rebstock, Alison Gerry, Jolie Hodson, Silvana Schenone, Royal Reed and Frances Valintine cross multiple business disciplines and fields of expertise. All have governance experience, with many contributing to some of New Zealand's most prominent organisations.
All nine women believe that there is much to be learned from those who have battled a variety of challenges on their way to the top. This website is dedicated to women at all stages of their lives and careers. We hope it becomes a community where you will find inspiration, knowledge and a few life learnings.