Women in Business hosted a successful lunch to start 2015 on Wednesday 25 February.  Suzanne Snively was asked to speak on the serious social topic of domestic violence & workplace productivity.  Suzanne is a local Kapiti resident and she was a co-author of report commissioned by the PSA – Productivity Gains from Workplace Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence.

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Suzanne delivered an excellent presentation to nearly 40 business women provoking much thought and discussion about domestic violence and relating it back to what we can do different in the workplace. She was very encouraging for women to run a trusted business and to tell others as over time social change can then occur as it relates to domestic violence in our society.

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Suzanne is a woman of substance; an analyst, a political commentator, an author, an economist, Chief Judge of the Electra Business Awards, previous partner at PWC, has extensive governance experience, is the current Chair of Transparency International New Zealand Inc and was selected as Wellingtonian of the Year in 2013.

A delicious lunch was themed around health and fitness by Crème Cuisine and the Bugatti Room at Southward Car Museum was a good choice of venue.

At the presentation Liz Koh encouraged all women to look at the Sophie Elliott Foundation – a web site aimed at preventing violence against women by raising awareness about the signs of abuse in dating relationships.  Go to Sophie Elliott Foundation now.

Next lunch: Wed 24 June with Sandy Geyer, author & motivational speaker.

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