An evening with Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE

Written by NZBWN Mentor Programme Team.

Boards Information Evening with Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE

** SOLD OUT ** Last few tickets available for a special event to accelerate your journey into a boardroom


We are delighted to offer this special event with highly-experienced board member Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE. 

This not to be missed evening will be packed with information, insights, tips, and know-how from Dame Judith to help you build your knowledge and plan your next step towards your first non-executive director board position. 

This session will suit anybody aspiring to become a board member in the future and wanting to benefit from Dame Judith's practical guidance on how to go about it.  There will be an invaluable opportunity to put your questions to Dame Judith and to network with around 20 other Kiwi women also interested in this topic. 


Date: Thursday 7th July 2016

Time: 6:15 - 9.15pm

Location:  The Dental Surgery, 55 Mark Lane, London EC3R 7NE

Cost:  £25 per person, including drinks and nibbles on arrival

** SOLD OUT ** Last few tickets available - RSVP here to book your ticket now!


Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas is a New Zealand-born British lawyer and academic who brings a brings a wealth of first-hand experience gained with heavyweight board roles.  Dame Judith was the founder Chairman of London & Partners, Chairman of the New West End Company, and is a Special Adviser to the US property company, Tishman Speyer. A City lawyer, she was the Leader of the City of London Corporation for 6 years and was on the main board of Merrill Lynch and the Wealth Management Advisory Committee at Barclays Private Bank. She was deputy Chairman of the London Development Agency and was on the board of London First and London First Centre. She has served on and chaired numerous arts and educational institutions including being the first woman to chair The Royal Opera House, and currently chairs the Regeneration Committee of The Imperial Museum. She also chairs the British Dutch Dialogues and the London New York Dialogues.


Branding DNA with Anna Cowie

Written by NZBWN.

Here at the NZBWN, we have been busy talking the steps towards formalising the structure of the network and evolving our Brand. In doing so we are discovering our unique DNA...

1. Taking a Journey with Anna 

One of our network members Anna Cowie of The Pixel Pusher Ltd, established her Brand DNA system to help companies create and evolve their brands. no1

“It’s about finding that nugget, that something unique that speaks to your audiences. To stand out from the chaos, you need to communicate a brand message in simple, clear elements.” By delving into your brand’s DNA, you reap a design blueprint to match the look and feel of your products to your brand’s attributes. You can then start to influence how your brand is perceived.

It's our 7th Birthday Bash

Written by NZBWN.

UPDATE: This event SOLD OUT within 24 hours, apologies to all those not able to make it. If you are keen to go on our wait list please email us on

TMP afternoon tea pic

We’re turning 7 and you’re invited to a very special birthday party.

This year we take our inspiration from the Queen’s birthday which is officially on Saturday 11 June the day after ours (lucky she has two birthday’s) and in theme of summer garden parties and street parties we’re coming together to celebrate with a classic British tradition of afternoon tea (after work of course) but in true kiwi fashion, ours will be with a Modern, Kiwi twist.

The evening will be a wonderful celebration of what our Network is all about, the opportunity to connect with each other, to learn and be inspired. There may also be a surprise or two thrown in. This will be an event not to miss and a brilliant opportunity to experience The Modern Pantry’s Afternoon Tea (usually reserved for those able to dine from 3-5pm on weekdays).

Places are strictly limited so don’t delay in booking.

When:  Monday 27 June 2016

Time:  6.30 – 9.30pm

Where:  The Modern Pantry Clerkenwell, 47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JJ

Closest Tube:  Farringdon, Barbican or Chancery Lane

Ticket price:  £30 includes welcome drink & afternoon tea.  A cash bar will operate after first drink

BOOK HERE. (Sold Out)

Business Book Brunch: The Happiness Advantage

Written by Lauradanna Radesic and Elizabeth Sullivan.

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

eggs BBBEvery six weeks or so a group of like minded women from NZBWN get together to discuss a nominated business book in a relaxed, affable environment. The book club not only combines discussion, friendship building and a great kick start to a Sunday, but it's always held at a kiwi-centric location. On this particular wintry London day, the book club enjoyed the hospitality, chic industrial aesthetic and superbly moreish food and coffee offered by Ozone Cafe.

Witty, engaging and easy to follow, that's how I'd describe The Happiness Advantage. According to author Shawn Achor, many of us fall into the trap of thinking happiness only follows success - i.e. the harder we work, the happier and more fulfilled we will become. However, Achor's premise is that this idea is both archaic and outdated. In fact, Achor says happiness is actually a precursor to success, not a result, and the happier we are the more successful we are likely to become.

What's the Goss?