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President's Update

Updated: Mar 21

March 2024


Kia ora koutou,


The annual season changes are upon us and heading into autumn, so it is a reminder that at this time of year we are also heading into the BPW NZ AGM. My biggest message for this newsletter is to check your diaries and plan to join us online on Sunday 28th April.


We will start at 9 am and will have completed all business by 4 pm. Observers will be sent a

different link to the delegates due to delegates needing to vote through an electronic

process. Please check your membership numbers and determine how many delegates you

are eligible for. Registration will be $15 with an electronic set of AGM papers or $40 with a

printed hardcopy set. Each Club, Past President and Life Member will receive one free

printed copy.


There are 9 resolutions to be voted on and you have received these. Please discuss with

your members to be ready for the resolutions process. I remind you again that with the

changes to the terms for executive, we are in the year where there is no voting required for

executive positions. The current executive remains unchanged.


BPW International President Catherine has advised that the motions at the virtual general

meeting were lost so all proposed constitution changes will be addressed at the Congress in

St Kitts in November this year.


Another save the date is for the National Leadership forum. This will be held in person on

5th October 2024, at Butterfly Creek, right near the Auckland Domestic Airport. They provide

free WIFI and a free airport shuttle service. There is free car parking for those bringing a car.

There will be a registration fee of $60 to cover venue hire, morning and afternoon teas plus

a packed lunch. Our theme is Inspire Inclusion, and we are planning an interesting agenda.

More to come on this in a later newsletter.


As I pen this, CSW68 (Commission on the Status of Women) is underway in New York. PP

Carolyn Savage is attending and there was much online about the different sessions being

held. The priority theme is, “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the

empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions

and financing with a gender perspective”. I look forward to hearing more about this in due

course, through reports to be shared with our members.


I will continue to deliver my highest value through compelling influence.


Nga mihi nui,

President Janet



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