We’re bringing together some of the best female leaders from across the social enterprise sector to chat about their experiences in their respective fields. Join these fantastic ladies for a conversation over coffee & breakfast.

Great for you if you’re interested in:

• Leadership
• Running a social enterprise
• Starting a social enterprise


Wednesday, 27th Sept.
8:00 AM – 9:30am

Box112, Level 1, 10 Welles Street, Christchurch Central

Free (registration required)

The Public Talk is brought to you by the Social Enterprise World Forum and the Christchurch City Council. 


Michelle Sharp CEO of Kilmarnock Enterprises (New Zealand) When Michelle first joined Kilmarnock in 2010 she did so with great ambitions. To change attitudes towards people with disabilities and create a diverse, and inclusive community that respects the fundamental dignity of each and every one of us and celebrates our individual abilities. In early 2013, Michelle was appointed as CEO of Kilmarnock Enterprises, a not-for-profit organisation, who provide a supportive, dynamic and connected environment where adults with intellectual disabilities can realise their individual value as a contributing member of their community.   Anna Guenther Co-founder of PledgeMe (New Zealand) Anna Guenther is the co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform. Since launching 5 years ago, over 1,100 creative, community and entrepreneurial projects have met their goals and over $15million has been pledged through PledgeMe. Anna has also worked for the New Zealand Government, MIT and Harvard, and completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding.   Minnie Baragwanath Founder and CEO of Be. Accessible (New Zealand) Minnie Baragwanath is the CEO and founder of Be. Accessible, a social change agency that is creating a truly accessible country for all New Zealanders. By shifting societies emphasis from a disability deficit model to one of opportunity and possibility, Minnie and her team are intentionally creating an entirely new accessibility eco system that will enable NZ to become the most accessible country in the world. In addition to her work as a social entrepreneur, Minnie has also had a number of other roles throughout her career that have included working in the media, and community and policy development in local government. Faumuina Tafuna'i International Communications Consultant, Flying Geese Productions (Samoa, New Zealand) Faumuina Felolini Tafunai specialises in indigenous communications and economic empowerment using Wayfinding, the art of celestial navigation, as a model of evaluation and delivery. Her current work includes an ICT and enterprise projects for UN Women in Samoa, a UNDP media and nutrition project in multiple Pacific islands, and refocussing communication strategy at Waikato-Tainui. In 2016, she helped establish the Organic Warriors Academy for NGO Women in Business Development Inc in Samoa. Faumuina is also part owner of Misiluki Skincare, a premium natural skincare range based on coconut oil, and a board member for Further Arts, Vanuatu.