Bold Steps Conference

Bold Steps Conference

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.

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 MacCullum, Founder of Inspired Companies

Guest Speakers

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

Attend Contact

Time & Date

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 08:15 AM - Thursday, 5 December 2019, 05:00 PM


SkyCity Convention Centre, 88 Federal St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

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Early bird tickets from $825 (excl. GST)