2020 Women and Business Events 

Women and Business provides a welcoming, positive environment for Business Women and Professionals to connect on a monthly basis. Events are held monthly on a Tuesday evening. 
The format for each event includes informal networking over drinks and nibbles, a 30 minute seated presentation followed by an additional 30 minutes of informal networking.
The topics of our presentations and discussion change monthly, some include guest speakers while other events include presentations, inspiration and motivation.
Members are encouraged to bring along an opportunity for the Women and Business Opportunity Table. This is where you can place a special offer, discount or goodies on the provided Opportunity Table for other members to take away and benefit from.

Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 5.30pm  

Tuesday 25th August 2020

After a very successful “back from lockdown” evening we invite you to join us for  our August Networking Event.


Drinks and nibbles provided.

We are looking forward to seeing you all again. 

Bookmark the date, even register now as we know you will not be disappointed!



FOOTBALL, ARMED FORCES & FESTIVALS – one woman’s inspiring journey and how team ethos can affect positive outcomes!

Sacha Haskell is the General Manager of Marketing and Communications at Palmerston North City Council, having joined local government for the first time, and created a brand new unit of Marketing and Communications within Council in April 2018.


Since then her team have won the 2019 Local Government New Zealand Excellence, Award for Social Wellbeing with the ‘Festival of Cultures’ event, and this year won the Supreme Award from the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand for He Ara Kotahi: the pathway that got a city to fall back in love with its river.

The He Ara Kotahi campaign also won Gold in the Limited Budget or Not-For-Profit awar category this year.

Her unit is responsible for Events, Venues, Marketing and Communications for Palmerston North City.  Sacha will speak about these projects, and how she took a new unit within a regional New Zealand council, and within two years transformed it into a nationally recognised award-winning team.

Sacha Haskell was also one of the first women ever to be selected as a member of the special armed forces unit of the New Zealand Police –  The Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) from 1995-1999 and held the rank of Detective featuring in the television series “The Line of Fire”.  There have been several books profiling her sports and policing career.

Sacha was Captain of the New Zealand Women’s Soccer Team and a representative tennis and cricket player when she was young and fit.

Recent previous experience:

  • Head of Marketing Te Papa
  • Senior Consultant MBIE
  • Marketing Director of Rabobank
  • Director of Marketing for FIFA U20 Mens World Cup 2015


Tuesday 25th August 2020

Join us in person for a fantastic opportunity to network.
Time:      5.30pm – 7.00pm
Cost:       $25.00
Venue:    The Globe Theatre
Register below:


2020 Event Dates for your Diary

Women and Business Monthly Events are generally on the 4th Tuesday of Each Month. The following are the remaining dates for 2020. Please ensure you check the confirmed date at the time of registration.

28rd July
25th August
22nd September
27th October
24th November