International Women's Day Lunch 08-03-18


Thu 8 Mar, 2018 - 12:00pm

International Women's Day Lunch: Collectively let's all #PressforProgress

International Women’s Day: Press for Progress 


This year Kapiti Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business and Kapiti Rotary invite you to Press for Progress - not just for women, but in all areas of business.  

“As business leaders, we can change the structures that breed unfairness in society and make positive change.”

  • Amanda Santos, CEO Tekron  

As the only woman nominated as a finalist in the  Business Category for the 2017  Welly awards, Amanda knows we have a long way to go regarding gender equality, but believes the problem go deeper in our business systems and structures.  

She believes as CEO’s, leaders and business professionals we can change this to create more balanced and fair workplaces.  Amanda has real-life examples of how she has had to implement those changes in her work and companies.  

Amanda, a dynamic and engaging business leader, will inspire you to be brave and be bold. 




IWD Portrait Logo   Chamber Logo 600   Kapiti Rotary Logo

Date: Thurs 8 Mar 2018

Time: 12.00pm to 2.00pm

Venue: Southward Car Museum Theatre, Paraparaumu

Tickets: Individual – $49 per person OR Table of 10 – $450 per table

$5 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Kapiti Women’s Centre with the intention of donating $1,000 to a valuable feminist organisation which promotes the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of women on the Kapiti Coast.

Join us for an engaging, provocative keynote speaker with an MC to inspire and celebrate.

While respecting the overarching theme of International Women’s Day, collectively let's all #PressforProgress, our speaker, Amanda Santos, will share aspects of her personal journey and observations with MC, Sarah Topliff, who will facilitate lunch proceedings and questions from the floor within a 45-minute timeframe.   


Keynote Speaker: Amanda Santos | CEO | Tekron


Amanda Santos is a high-growth CEO, sales expert and sought-after business advisor, providing governance and strategic support to more than 100 enterprises across New Zealand.

Currently the Chief Executive of Tekron - an internationally recognised global market-leader in high-precision atomic and GPS precision timing hardware for power, telecommunications and enterprise industries - Amanda is unafraid to break the traditional CEO stereotype.

Amanda is often asked to speak at events, and lead interactive business workshop sessions for NZ organisations. Her proven track record in accelerating businesses lead to her being a finalist in the 2017 Women of Influence Awards, as well as a finalist in the Business Category for the prestigious 2017 Welly Awards.

This event is a joint collaboration between Kapiti Chamber Women in Business and Kapiti Rotary to bring together men and women to mark the role of women in business and society on International Women’s Day, being Thursday 8th March 2018 with the theme of #PressforProgress

Bookings are essential using the Kapiti Chamber web booking form & paying online please.


MC: Sarah Topliff | Kapiti Celebrant

Sarah Topliff 

About IWD

In 2017, the theme was #BeBoldforChange and to take ground-breaking action for change for women.

In 2018, we can't be complacent. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

International Women's Day is not country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let's all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity.

Collectively let's all #PressforProgress

Proudly sponsored by

Abstract Cat Logo  Brien Electrical Logo 1  Caci Clinic logo   COAST Kapiti Logo GTB IT Solutions Logo Gus Evans Logo Harcourts Logo Jigsaw Strategy LogoKapiti Business Projects Logo Final  Kapiti News Logo  Moneymax   NewstalkZB Kapiti Logo  PartyPerfect Logo Quinovic Logo Share Kapiti logo  Sophora Logo  Soprano Ristorante logo  The Hits Logo  web2print logo ZM Kapiti Logo


To be noticed and remembered, networking is important for all businesses. 

All paying events will operate a full refund seven days before any event and no refund thereafter with substitutions welcomed.  No shows will be invoiced if a fee is required yet not paid for some reason.

Registrations are not open for this event.