Bold Steps Conference

Leading with Purpose

Thursday 5th December 2019 Sky City Conference Centre, 88 Federal St, Auckland.

Our leaders and leadership styles are changing – this event will explore the how and why through the stories of our speakers. A personal code is an increasingly vital attribute as leaders and organisations are being held to account like never before. The conference line-up of leaders will show you what it means to live and act with purpose.

In a world of social media, one misstep can result in significant reputational damage, so now more than ever organisations need to be clear on their objectives and actions. Organisations and their leaders are also being called to account on environmental issues, social licence, community and diversity. Bold Steps Conference 2019 will present you with inspiration, ideas and empowerment - whatever stage your career is at.

Bought to you by the team at On Being Bold.

On Being Bold is an online collective developed by women for women.  It has been created to capture and share the personal life journeys and experiences of prominent New Zealand businesswomen so that others can be reassured that the squiggly line connecting home life and careers is anything but straight-forward.


This event reached capacity in 2018, so we encourage you to make time in your diary and register now to ensure you don’t miss out.


Conference Pricing & Information

Doors open 8.15am
Start time 8.45am to 5pm with networking cocktails and canapes to follow.

Early bird single registration: $825* (excL GST)
Early bird table of 10 registration: $7,750* (excl.GST)
Standard Single Registration: $925 (excl GST)
Standard Table of 10 Registration: $8,250 (excl GST)

This includes all sessions morning and afternoon tea and lunch as well as networking cocktails and canapes following the conclusion of the day’s sessions.

For OBB ticketing & media enquiries email: or call Luke Thompson 0275 260 807

*Please note Early Bird registrations will close on 30 September.

Terms and Conditions – If a delegate’s cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference, the registration, less 25% refund will be given. If a delegate’s cancellation is received within 30 days prior to the conference, no refund will be given, but you may substitute the delegate’s name with another.

Conference Speakers

MC - Dame Therese Walsh, Chairman TVNZ

International guest Speakers

Prof Will Steffen, School of Environment, Australian National University

Tracy Williams, Former Harlem Globetrotter and Internationally acclaimed Transformational Speaker

Lisa MacCallum, Founder of Inspired Companies

Guest Speakers

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand

Abby Foote, Chair Z Energy

Rachel Taulelei, CEO Kono

Rt Hon Sir John Key, Chairman ANZ NZ

Kirsten Patterson, CEO Institute of Directors

Theresa Gattung, Co-founder My Food Bag and Chair AIA

Sonya Williams, Sharesies, Co-Founder & Director

On Being Bold Speakers

Jolie Hodson, CEO Spark

Joan Withers, Chair The Warehouse

Alison Gerry, Director Infratil

Silvana Schenone, Partner MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Cathy Quinn ONZM, Director Fletcher Building

Dame Paula Rebstock, Chair ACC

Frances Valintine CNZM, Founder Tech Futures Lab

Royal Reed, Managing Director Prestige Law