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In honour of International Women’s Day, we’ve declared March Women’s Month here at Energise. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a range of women focused resources including books, events and articles to inspire you.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8th March, it’s a time to celebrate the achievements of women in all fields.  The theme for 2021 was Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World. Click here for more information on the day and how you can get involved next year.


Becoming by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is an inspiration to women everywhere.  She made history with her tenure in The White House, establishing herself as a powerful ally to women and girls around the world.  Her memoir, Becoming, takes readers through the experiences that have shaped her as a women.

Women Behaving Courageously by Ann Andrews

Ann was the guest speaker at the SHE launch event last week, is the author of 7 books and a contributor to countless others.  Her most recent release, Women Behaving Courageously, is the story of ordinary women quietly and courageously changing the face of corporates; families; communities and in some cases, entire countries.

Women in Business

Inspirational women in business

If you’re looking for some inspiration, New Zealand has no shortage of female entrepreneurs who are out there living their best life.  We’ve found some uplifting stories of women making their mark in fields ranging from finance and fashion to hospitality and charity and everything in between.

Supporting women in business

Energise Founder, Rosina Webb, recently participated in a Q&A with NZ Business on the impact of Covid-19 on women.  She also drops a few hints about some exciting plans for the future.

The Motherhood Penalty

To mark International Women’s Day this year, Global Women New Zealand has released a new campaign aimed at highlighting and challenging the Motherhood Penalty.  On average, mothers earn 12% less than fathers of the same age and education over their careers.  


SHE Launch event

SHE is a new initiative by our sister brand SME School.  The team over at SME School has created a unique space for business women to lift each other up.  The launch event was held last week and we’ve got all the details (including photos!) here.

Women in Marketing 2021

The Marketing Association is holding their annual Women in Marketing event on Wednesday 7th April.  If you’re a woman in marketing or a marketer who targets women with your advertising, book your seat now.

SHE Networking event – May

If you’d like to join other like minded business women who are looking for a little bit more, the next free SHE networking event is on 4th May 2021. 

The evening will feature a panel of 4 SME entrepreneurs who have successfully developed and grown their own businesses.  The panel will share their stories and inside tips with attendees.  Keep an eye on our Facebook and LinkedIn, for more details – names of the panel participants and event registrations will be released soon. 

Get in touch

We hope our Women’s Month celebration has provided you’ve with some inspiration.   We’re always happy to chat so get in touch if you have any comments, questions or inspirational resources of your own you’d like to share.