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300-member strong Chapter hosts event for wāhine kaha (mighty women)

Press release - Auckland Lean In Chapter. For immediate release: 13/10/2017.

The Auckland Chapter of Lean In, part of a movement founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, has announced today that Cassandra Crowley will be speaking at its final networking event of the year - Wāhine Kaha - on 25 October 2017.

The event is open to women of all ages and professions and follows on from two successful talks earlier this year with journalist and campaigner for refugee rights Tracey Barnett and legendary feminist lawyer Ruth Busch.

“With the support of small peer support groups Auckland’s women are leaning in,” says committee member Annabel Coxon. “Negotiating for pay rises, leading teams, going for positions they wouldn’t previously have applied for - and succeeding.”

Lean In is a global movement inspired by Sandberg’s 2013 book of the same name. Through quarterly events and monthly meetings, professional women share advice and empower one another to grow in their careers and lives.

Wāhine Kaha attendees will hear from a woman who is no stranger to leaning in herself. Crowley was the only woman among nine recipients of a business scholarship awarded by the Prime Minister’s office in 2016 and is one of the few pakeha who is CEO of an iwi trust.

Not yet forty, Crowley is on several boards of directors, is the youngest ever appointed president of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and currently oversees a multi-million dollar budget in her position of chief executive of Te Korowai o Ngaruahine Trust .

The announcement of the Wāhine Kaha event comes just two days after Lean In published its Women in the Workplace 2017 report in partnership with McKinsey & Company.

‘We believe that all of Auckland’s women should have the opportunity to benefit from Lean In,’ Coxon says. ‘Keeping the ticket price at just $10 is one way we are doing this. We are also reaching out to our whanau and encouraging them to bring along a friend who might not have attended a professional women’s networking event before.’

Tickets to the event are available online through Eventbrite at:

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