Innovation and creativity set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom and successful companies from mediocre ones.
Outstanding businesses and organisations are invariably led by visionary individuals brave enough to challenge the status quo and do things differently.
Businesses such as Sunshine Books, Snowy Peak, 3M, Ericsson and The Body Shop are successful because of their innovative applications.
Great Kiwis Share Their Secrets of Success is once in lifetime array of successful, entrepreneurial Kiwi business-women brought together for rare opportunity to talk about how they did it.
The lineup includes Wendy Pye, CEO of Sunshine Books, Peri Drysdale, CEO of Snowy Peak, Denise L’Estrange-Corbet, of World Design, June Jackson, CEO of Manukau Urban Maori Authority.
The conference will also feature speakers such as Deb Gilbertson, senior lecturer in innovation, along with keynote speakers Kirsty Hayes, director of the Learning Attitude, Bernie White and Tanya Eagle from Tower, Kate Frykberg, director of The Web and winner of the recent ASB Bank Women Business Leaders Award, Mary Alice Arthur, director of Soar, and Ed Bernaki, director of the Ideas Factory.
Employment firm Seek recently launched bilingual search technology allowing job seekers to search the platform in either English or te reo Māori. By Meeral Gulabdas. Genuine representation and diversity of