Taking the lead, overcoming obstacles and inspiring change is business as usual for Kate Billing, speaker at the third installment of Three Wise Women.
“Bossy” is not a term any woman likes to hear used about her. Perhaps this explains the Facebook and Twitterstorm when Beyonce launched the website, BanBossy.com. Borne out of a partnership between Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org and Girl Scouts USA, this campaign urges an end to using the term. Research shows that being called “bossy” as girls can have a negative impact later in life. It can be a challenge for women to assert themselves and take the lead in the workplace. Being forward is frowned upon and damages the perception of women in a job. A full third of Americans prefer a male manager over a female one, for example.
Inspiring Change was the theme for International Women’s Day 2014. Encouraging and advocating the advancement of women anywhere and everywhere is the prime goal for this UN global commemoration. It’s also a time to celebrate ordinary females who have contributed extraordinarily within their communities.
Kate Billing’s career path has been a twisty turny one, from dreams of becoming a doctor to the realities of the corporate world in companies such as Coca-Cola and blue-chip local NZ law firms. In 2007, Kate jumped from her speeding career and started her own business, Blacksmith, which she has built into a trusted partner to the kinds of prestigious companies she used to work for.
Join in the conversation and learn more about Kate as she shares her journey— losing herself, finding herself, moving from one job to another, from one country to the other and ultimately discovering her personal mission - enabling and inspiring change, and taking the lead in creating meaningful workplaces and leading a purposeful life.
THREE WISE WOMEN
WHEN: 4-6:30 pm, Wednesday 30th April
WHERE: TakeON! 31B Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ
COST: $50.00 - half of the ticket price will be donated to charity. Drinks and nibbles provided.
WHO: Kate Billing, Founder of Blacksmith
“My personal mission is to contribute to making our world a better work place. I believe there is massive untapped potential lying dormant in businesses all over New Zealand - potential that can make individuals more successful and fulfilled; businesses more successful and sustainable; and our communities richer and stronger.”
Note: Booking is essential as number of seats are only limited to 25. If you become unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your space to others as well for catering purposes.
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For our non New Zealand based Community members, watch out for the video of the event in the week following.