Applications Open for September

Written by NZBWN Mentor Programme Team.

The NZBWN mentoring programme enables network members to get started on their own individual journeys to overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and realise their aspirations. 

Programme One

Growing your Career - Against the odds - Applications Open

We are thrilled to offer you this opportunity to participate in our upcoming mentoring group: "Growing your career - against the odds", starting on the 9th of September 2019.

We all experience bumps in the road during our career and sometimes despite our best efforts it feels like we aren’t getting anywhere. With life pulling us in all directions sometimes it feels like we have to make a choice between home and work.

Over 6 sessions you will work with your mentor and 5 other women to help you get clarity on your career and find the little steps that will get it moving in the right direction. By supporting the other women in your group you will get the support you need to navigate the difficult complexities of work and life, and to find the mix that will benefit you inside and outside work.

  • Dates: Fortnightly sessions starting 9th September 2019 
  • Group times:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Ozone Cafe, Old Street, EC2A 4AQ
  • Tickets: £150 for the 12 week programme

Your mentor: Jude Sclater

Jude Sclater is a performance coach who helps organisations and individuals do business better. She finds it inspiring working with people to help them become clearer about their vision and she gets a real kick out of seeing people achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

Her own career journey has taught her that anything is possible. She went from studying psychology and information systems at Victoria University, to teaching English in Brazil, to being an auditor and project manager before heading back to university to do a Masters in Organisational Behaviour at Birkbeck. After 8 years as team and leadership development specialist at Deloitte she now runs her own consultancy, Think with Jude.



Programme Two - "Mind the Gap" - Applications Open

Finding your purpose and navigating your way back into the work force.

This programme’s theme will straddle two concepts of re-entering the work force after a career break, as well as explore what it is you really want to be doing.

Claire will be covering what gets in the way of us doing what it is we  really want, as well as where fear really comes from and how we can be our best selves consistently, in spite of those feelings.


  • Dates: Mainly Fortnightly sessions starting 3rd September 2019 (please see application link for complete list of dates)
  • Group times:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: NZ House, Haymarket, SW1Y 4TQ
  • Tickets: £150 for the 12 week programme

Your mentor: Claire Sewell

With over 15 years in the corporate world in sales and business  development, Claire has spent 10 years leading and coaching sales  teams.  With a lifelong interest in human potential and its variances, Claire has spent the last five years studying thought intelligence and its impact on performance and our ability to operate at our best, more consistently. 

Claire has an ability to connect on a deep level with people, understand their fears, challenges and concerns and point them in a more powerful and constructive direction to uncover their limitless potential.  Passionate about supporting others to create results, Claire’s clients gain insights leading to genuine transformation in the areas of career development, peak performance, creativity, leadership and understanding who they truly are and what they’re capable of.

bRUNch - Victoria Park run 28th July 2019

Written by NZBWN Events Team.

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bRUNch - Victoria Park run 28th July 2019

Join us for a summer  bRUNch - a run, jog or walk and brunch with fellow Kiwi women.  

On Sunday 28 July we'll be running/ jogging/ walking an approximately 5km along the canal path to Victoria park finishing at the farmers market for street food and drinks.

Bethnal Green tube or Cambridge Heath Overground are the closest stations and we’ll be meeting at a nearby location at 11am.

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A Decade of Connecting – Happy Birthday NZBWN

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One woman’s vision to connect career-minded women in the middle of the financial crisis has resulted in thousands of women connecting, supporting and building each over the past decade.

The roaring buzz #WeSpeakKiwi chatter of 200 Kiwi women coming from the atrium of Clifford Chance was testament to Bronwen Horton’s vision at the 10th birthday celebrations last week. They were just a few of the thousands of women who have used the network to connect on a professional and personal level, providing everything from mentoring to networking, to lifelong relationships.

MC for the night Emma Keeling, who many of us will remember as TVNZ’s Europe correspondent, paid tribute to the 10,000 plus hours Bronwen has given to the network.

“Bronwen, this is all made possible thanks to your vision and drive. We thank you for having this dream and allowing us to be a part of it.”

Relationships to the Power of X was fittingly the theme for the night, with some of the best speakers from over the years inspiring the crowd with their stories of building businesses and their brands. We’ll be bringing you their inspirational stories over the coming months through the newsletter. In the meantime here’s a taster of their key messages and top tips.

Speaking from New Zealand Maggie Eyre, who has had an amazing career, including as Helen Clark’s media advisor, shared her story about the connections and how one connection changed her whole career – just by sharing her story. She also plugged her new book, ‘Being you. How to build your Personal Brand and Confidence.’

Getting to know our NZ networks – Kiwi Kids Abroad

Written by NZBWN Events Team.

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Living abroad provides access to a wider understanding of the world, but knowing your heritage and culture is just as important, especially for those of us that have children while living away from New Zealand.

That’s why Kiwi Kids Abroad was set up in by Kent Gardner and his wife Gaye, whose children Freddie, Harry and Will were born in London.

They are well known to many of our members from their time in London and many will remember Kent is past winner of UK New Zealander of the Year.

 The family moved back to New Zealand 18 months ago, but are committed to growing Kiwi Kids Abroad and return regularly to stay connected to their London roots.

For Kent and Gaye, stepping back into the New Zealand way of life was easier, as they had prepared their children by making sure they had a solid connection while they

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