The Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business, NZ Asian Leaders, NZME, The Office of Ethnic Communities, ATEED and Perpetual Guardian invite you to the dual launch of SUPERdiverse WOMEN and “The Diversity Matrix”: Implications for Law, Policy and Business. 

Date: February 15, 2017

Venue: NZME office, 2 Graham Street, Auckland

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: SDw Foundation members inaugural meet

(3:30 to 4 pm –  networking for members; 4 pm – meet begins)

In this session, Mai Chen, Founder and Chair, NZ Asian Leaders, Superdiversity Centre and SUPERdiverse WOMEN will present The Diversity Matrix and open the platform for discussion and include 3 brilliant SUPERdiverse WOMEN speakers.
This closed session will be attended by foundation members, major sponsors and corporate members of SUPERdiverse WOMEN. There will be opportunities for all to network.

5 pm – 6pm: Official launch of The Diversity Matrix and SUPERdiverse WOMEN

Venue: NZME office, 2 Graham Street, Auckland

The launch will be an open invitation to all supporters of SUPERdiverse WOMEN. 

Launched by Hon. Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland

Following launch, network over refreshments & canapes

Add date to your calendar NOW, for membership and sponsorship inquiries please contact:
Mai Chen or Karinia Lee

The Diversity Matrix: Implications for Law, Policy and Business is a follow-up publication to Superdiversity Stocktake launched on November 3, 2015 and has had over 135,000 downloads since its publication. It proposes that New Zealand needs to refresh its definition of diversity in the 21st century to account for the matrix of intersecting factors that make up each person’s identity. Currently, diversity tends to be limited to single axis lines – for example, more women or Māori on boards. New Zealand needs a new definition of diversity, that reflects the real lived experiences of the New Zealand population, as it becomes increasingly superdiverse, and of multiple ground discrimination. 

To recognize, empower and inspire diverse women leaders throughout Australasia

  1. To share the experiences of SUPERdiverse WOMEN and to inspire and mentor the next generation;
  2. To help leaders understand the additional glass ceiling SUPERdiverse WOMEN have to break through;
  3. Bring together a powerful network of superdiverse leaders and organisations; to broaden how diversity is viewed
  4. Research diverse women consumers and their engagement and champion diverse women
  5. Provide a forum where top superdiverse women leaders can meet those from different sectors for cross-pollinisation
  6. Provides a forum to discuss the superdiverse identity of NZ
  7. Provides an outsider perspective of migrants to benefit NZ
  • Mai Chen, Managing Partner, Chen Palmer – Chair
  • Amanda Malu, Chief Executive, Plunket
  • Berlinda Chin, Private Secretary, Office of Minister of Ethnic Communities
  • Glenis Philip-Barbara, Associate Deputy Chief Executive, Child, Youth and Family
  • Pauline Winter, Chief Executive, Minister for Pacific Peoples
  • Sadhana Smiles, CEO, Harcourts Group Victoria, Australia
  • Sandy Burgham, Founder, Play Contemporary Leadership Colab
  • Traci Houpapa, Chair, Landcorp
  • Vivien Bridgwater, General Manager-Destination and Marketing, ATEED

Foundation members include:

SUPERdiverse WOMEN Foundation Members


Established Members

  1. Adriana Tong, Director, Asia Pacific Partners
  2. Alison Wong, Award Winning Author
  3. Amanda Malu, Chief Executive, Plunket
  4. Anita Chan QC
  5. Anna Guenther, Chief Bubble Blower, Pledge Me
  6. Anya Satyanand, Executive officer, Ara Taiohi
  7. Arihia Bennett, Chief Executive, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
  8. Barbara Alaalatoa, Principal, Sylvia Park School / Chair, Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
  9. Berlinda Chin, Private Secretary, Office of Minister of Ethnic Communities
  10. Bic Runga
  11. Coroner Carla na Nagara
  12. Caroline Quay, Director, Catalyst Investments
  13. Caroline Waldron, CEO, Slab Consulting
  14. Carolyn Luey, GM Enterprise Solutions & New Zealand, MYOB
  15. Cecilia Tse, Head of Risk and Insurance / Co-lead Officer of the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel Auckland Council
  16. Colleen Neville, Chief Executive, Te Arawa Group Holdings
  17. Charmeyne Te Nana-Williams, Director, What Ever It Takes
  18. Dame Tariana Turia
  19. Debbie Chin, Chief Executive Officer, Capital and Coast District Health Board
  20. Dr Debbie Ryan, Principal, Pacific Perspectives
  21. Dr Kathie Irwin, CEO, Founder and Owner, Hope Brokers Inc.
  22. Dr Matire Harwood, Senior Lecturer and Director Tomaiora Research Group, Te Kupenga Hauora Maori, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
  23. Dr Riri Ellis, General Manager, Ngai Tukairangi Investments Ltd
  24. Dr Xiaoying Fu, Managing Director, EIT Consulting
  25. Glenis Philip-Barbara, Associate Deputy Chief Executive, Child, Youth and Family
  26. Golriz Ghahraman, Barrister, New Zealand Criminal Bar Association
  27. Helene Wong, Author
  28. Heneriata Milner, Principal, Ngata Memorial College
  29. Hine Waitere, Academic Director, Kia Eke Panuku Northern Region
  30. Hiranthi Abeygoonesekera, Chief Legal Advisor and Privacy Officer, Department of Internal Affairs
  31. Jacqueline Chow, Chief Operating Officer, Global Consumer & Foodservice, Fonterra
  32. Jenny Wang, Executive Director, Chinese New Settlers Services Trust
  33. Kang Rong, COO & DMD, Astron Corporation Limited
  34. Karen Hou, Executive Director, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (New Zealand) Ltd
  35. Karleen Everitt, CEO, Manaaki Solutions
  36. Lili Tuioti, Chief Advisor Pasifika, NZ Qualifications Authority
  37. Lisa Li, Director, China Travel Service
  38. Liz Tanielu, General Manager Pacific, Investing in Children, Ministry of Social Development
  39. Mai Chen, Founder and Chair, NZ Asian Leaders, Superdiversity Centre, SUPERdiverse WOMEN
  40. Marisa Fong, Co-Founder and Director, Madison Recruitment
  41. Marguerite Delbet, General Manager Democracy Services, Auckland Council
  42. Mathuri Santhi, Director of Events, The Growth Faculty
  43. Mavis Mullins, Chair, Atihau-Whanganui Incorporated
  44. Mele Wendt, Consultant and Board Director
  45. Ming Lim-Pollard, Head, Titan Investments New Zealand
  46. Ming Long
  47. Naida Glavish, Chief Advisor Tikanga / GM Maori Health, Waitemata & Auckland DHB
  48. Noelle McCarthy, National Presenter, Radio New Zealand / Writer
  49. Parekawhia McLean, Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regional Director, NZ Transport Agency
  50. Pauline Winter, Chief Executive, Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
  51. Pele Walker, Chief Mediator, Human Rights Commission
  52. Professor Hinemoa Elder, Te Whare Wānanga o Awawnuiārangi, Māori Strategic Leader CoRE Ageing Brain, University of Auckland
  53. Prue Kapua, Partner, Tamatekapua Law / National President, Maori Women’s Welfare League Inc.
  54. Ranjna Patel, Director, Nirvana Health Group
  55. Rachel Skudder, Chief Executive, BEST Pacific Institute of Education
  56. Rebecca Needham, Special Advisor, North Asia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  57. Sacha McMeeking, Head of School, School of Maori and Indigenous Studies, University of Canterbury
  58. Sadhana Smiles, CEO, Harcourts Group Victoria
  59. Sandy Burgham, Founder, Play Contemporary Leadership Colab
  60. Sandra Kailahi, Freelance Producer
  61. Shuchi Kothari, Filmaker and Associate Professor, Media, Film and Television, University of Auckland
  62. Si’alei van Toor, Director (Head of Mission) New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office
  63. Sina Wendt-Moore, Chief Executive, Leadership New Zealand
  64. Susan Zhu, Deputy Chairperson, Whau Local Board, Auckland Council
  65. Tania Simpson, Chief Executive, Kowhai Consulting
  66. Terry Shubkin, CEO, Young Enterprise Trust
  67. Teresa Tepania-Ashton, Chief Executive, Maori Women’s Development
  68. Traci Houpapa, Chair, Landcorp
  69. Vasantha Krishnan, Director Knowledge, Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit
  70. Veronique Cremades, Country Manager & CEO, Nestle New Zealand Ltd
  71. Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Malaysia
  72. Vivien Bridgwater, General Manager Destination & Marketing, ATEED
  73. Ziena Jalil, Partner, SenateSHJ

Emerging Leaders

  1. Angela Lim, Medical Doctor/CEO & Co-Founder, Catalyst Point
  2. Anoushka Isaac, Marketing & Communications Manager, Kaibosh Food Rescue
  3. Anchali Anandanayagam, Principal, Hudson Gavin Martin
  4. Catarina Gutierrez, Start-Up Activator, Ministry of Awesome
  5. Catherine Pearce, Senior Security Consultant, Cisco
  6. Christina Leef, Maori Women’s Development Inc
  7. Dama Black, Tertiary Education Sector Specialist, Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi
  8. Dana Iti, Front-end Developer / Technical Consultant, Abletech Ltd
  9. Edwina Mistry, Industry and Community Engagement Manager, Manukau Institute of Technology
  10. Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, Co-Founder, The Waking Dream Collective
  11. Helen Li-Bowker, Business Development Manager North Asia, Auckland Airport
  12. Hiria Te Rangi, Product Owner, Dragonfly Data Science
  13. Jade Tang-Taylor, Co-founder & Director, Curative
  14. Jessie Chan-Dorman, Managing Director, Riverstone Farming Ltd
  15. Kamilla Camilo, Marketing Executive, Dole NZ
  16. Lisa King, Founder, Eat My Lunch
  17. Lisa Wong, Product Lead – Software, Crown Equipment Corporation
  18. Liz Young, Director, Kio Kio NZ Ltd
  19. Loretta Mamea, Implementation & Behaviour Change Team, Water Directorate, Policy & Trade Branch, Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Primary Industries
  20. Lynda Chanwai-Earle, Producer – VOICES programme, Podcasts and Series, Radio New Zealand
  21. Marina Matthews, Special Counsel, Chen Palmer Partners
  22. Matilde Figuracion, Senior Analyst, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  23. Nevak Rogers, HOD Content Development, Maori Television
  24. Ngarangi Walker, Communications & PR Consultant / Media & Project Management / Relationships Development / Maui ICT & GIS
  25. Priti Ambani, Co-Founder & COO, The Next Billion
  26. Rashmi Modhwadia, Software Engineer, Orion Health
  27. Renay Taylor, Senior Product Developer, Thomson Reuters New Zealand Limited
  28. Samantha Naidoo, Team Manager, Overseas Investment Office
  29. Sangeeta Karmokar, Founder/CEO, Women Entrepreneurship Centre
  30. Serena Chen, Designer, BNZ Digital
  31. Shelley Huang, Media & Community Relations Manager, IAG New Zealand
  32. Shireen Chua, Director, Third Culture Solutions
  33. Sita Venkateswar, Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology Programme, School of People, Environment & Planning, Massey University
  34. Solange Francois, Marketing Manager – Brand, Corporate & Operations,               Auckland Airport
  35. Stacey Morrison, Television Commentator
  36. Stephanie Paxton-Penman, Managing Partner, Paxton-Penman et al, Barristers and Solicitors
  37. Sumita Paul, Investment and Philanthropy Partner, Perpetual Guardian
  38. Taima Fagaloa, Director, Pacific Health Directorate, Capital & Coast DHB
  39. Tao Lin, Business Journalist, Fairfax Media
  40. Vanisa Dhiru, Vice President, National Council of  Women New Zealand
  41. Wyndi Tagi, Director/Business Manager, WE Accounting
  42. Zheng Li, Director of Product, Raygun

Young Leaders

  1. Elvira Bobekova, Talent Research Specialist, Auckland Council
  2. Rez Gardi, Solicitor, Chapman Tripp

Foundation sponsors include:

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Corporate members include:

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