The Samoa Business Network’s October 2014 Networking Evening kicked off with a flare of pink, as the society used the opportunity to join the international movement in raising greater awareness about Breast Cancer and celebrating women in leadership.
Co-hosted by Works Hair Salon and WE Accounting and Business Services Limited at the Works Hair Salon in Grey Lynn, over 30 guests and members of the network gathered to listen to the guest speaker for the evening, Sina Wendt-Moore the Chief Executive of Leadership New Zealand.
In her work as Chief Executive, Sina’s main focus is on enriching the leadership culture of New Zealand, by connecting senior leaders through conversation, helping them learn how to lead and work across diversity, to innovate, collaborate and make a difference for New Zealand.
Sina spent much of her talk placing great emphasis on the need to celebrating diversity in our communities and also within our businesses; a diversity of personalities, thinking, and ways of doing or performing leadership.
Sina commented on the need for Pacific communities to rethink their understandings of leadership, and that a shift from more traditional western, authoritative, monocultural and masculine forms of leadership must give way to new understandings of leadership which are much more complex, dynamic and feminine and are able to respond to the diverse needs to today’s societies. Sina also advanced the principle of intergenerational solidarity, and that forward thinking leadership in NZ must prioritise on incorporating the values, ideas and creativity of our younger generations.
The Samoa Business Network Executive Committee would like to thank and acknowledge the following members for their support and sponsorship of the event:
The Works Hair Salon
WE Accounting &U Business Services Ltd
*N.B The next Samoa Business Networking Evening will take place on Tuesday 9th December, 2014 from 5.30pm – 9.30pm hosted by the Pacific Business Trust in Otahuhu
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