Redefining Extraordinary - Hear how Diane climbed to the top of the food chain

No matter what stage of your career you are at, staying motivated, hungry for new ideas, and inspired is a challenge.

Hear from one of New Zealand’s most successful businesswomen, Diane Foreman, as she digs into the nitty gritty about how her perseverance, entrepreneurial spirit and determination led to the success of Emerald Foods, resulting in Diane being named NZ EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and honoured by the Queen in 2012 for her services to business.  

Diane will discuss how her business maintained a competitive edge in a crowded market, with big brands such as Movenpick and Killinchy Gold, and will share how she took the iconic New Zealand Natural ice-cream to the world.

Join us for after work drinks and nibbles, and take advantage of the opportunity to ask Diane your burning questions about being a woman in leadership.

TUESDAY

6 AUGUST

2019

EMA BUSINESS HUB

AUCKLAND

Diane Foreman

Chair of Chelsea Group and CEO of Emerald Group

Diane Foreman is one of New Zealand’s more successful entrepreneurial businesswomen and was named NZ EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009.

As CEO of the Emerald Group of companies she has invested across many diverse industries including manufacturing, recruitment, franchising, hospitality and property.

Diane was honoured by the Queen in 2012 with a Companion Order of Merit (CNZM) for her services to business and Forbes Asia magazine has named her as one of Asia’s most powerful women.

In 2015 she wrote “In the Arena,” a hand-book for entrepreneurs which was one of New Zealand’s best-selling business books and has spent the last year working on a second book in which she interviews 15 of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.  This book was written in conjunction with EY and launched in Monte Carlo in June.​

Agenda - Tuesday, 6 August 2019

5:30 – 6:00pm

Registration and Networking – drinks & nibbles served

6:00 – 6:10pm

MC - Introduction

Kathy McCombe, Programme Manager – ExportNZ

6:10 – 6:40pm

Women in Leadership – war stories from the frontline of business

  • Sustainable entrepreneurship – the role collaboration plays when keeping relevance within
    a competitive market
  • Leaping hurdles – overcoming biases with stakeholders and decision making, and balancing
    entrepreneur vs manager duties within roles
  • Pushing comfort zones, stretching boundaries, and maintaining faith in yourself the entire journey

Diane Foreman, Chair of Chelsea Group and CEO of Emerald Group

6:40 – 6:55pm

Q&A with Diane Foreman

6:55 – 7:00pm

MC Close

Kathy McCombe, Programme Manager – ExportNZ

7:00 – 7:30pm

Networking - Drinks & Nibbles

Registration & Pricing

EMA Members

$ 69
00
+ GST
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Parking
    11 Auburn Street
  • 1 CPD Hour

EMA Non-Members

$ 89
00
+ GST
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Parking
    11 Auburn Street
  • 1 CPD Hour

Venue & Location