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The ASEAN NZ Business Council, in partnership with New Zealand Asian Leaders, is proud to launch the NZ Māia Network.

'Māia NZ Women's Network Asia', is an initiative to connect and strengthen the network of NZ women in business across New Zealand and Asia.

The Maori meaning of Māia, is to be brave, bold, capable and confident. The perfect name for a network for women to give and receive support through leadership, career development, diversity and inclusion.

Come and network with your colleagues, and don't miss our keynote address from NZAL Established Member, Ziena Jalil


5 PM - 5:10 PM
Opening address - AUT
5:10 PM - 5:25 PM
Ziena Jalil
5:25 PM - 5:35 PM
Maia - background and benefits
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM
Networking and nibbles
Networking and nibbles


  • Ziena Jalil (Consulting Partner at Senate SHJ)

    Ziena Jalil

    Consulting Partner at Senate SHJ

    • 17+ years designing award-winning marketing, communications, stakeholder engagement and business development strategies with New Zealand’s leading businesses, growing reputation and revenues
    • 10+ years’ international relations experience, including 6+ years’ experience as a New Zealand diplomat in the roles of Regional Director (South & South East Asia) and Trade Commissioner (Singapore); key advisor to Ministers, high-level stakeholder engagement with senior officials, business executives, media and NZ Inc relationships
    • Extensive experience advising Chief Executives, Board Chairs and Directors
    • Established track record managing reputation issues and successful risk mitigation
    • Excellent skills and experience in building/leading high performing teams across borders
    • 15+ years’ operational management experience

    Key awards/Recognition include:
    • New Zealand Women of Influence Awards – finalist in the global category
    • Public Affairs Asia Gold Standard in Country/Trade Promotion (won twice)
    • PR Week Asia Pacific Silver Award for Public Affairs Campaign of the Year
    • PR Week Asia Pacific Bronze Award for Public Sector Campaign of the Year
    • Asia Pacific PR Awards Certificate of Excellence
    • Public Relations Institute of New Zealand Young Practitioner of the Year
    • New Zealand Media Peace Awards – Highly Commended
    • Public Relations Institute of New Zealand - President’s Award
    • Radio New Zealand Scholarship for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

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NZ MAIA Launch - Member Ticket

Ticket for members of ASEAN NZ Business Council

Member Price NZ$20
NZ MAIA Launch - Non-members

General ticket

Standard Price NZ$40
NZ Maia Launch - NZAL Members
Standard Price NZ$20


Four Seasons Restaurant, AUT

Wellesley Street East 55
Auckland, New Zealand

If you have any questions please contact Liz Bell

Contact Organizer

+64 21712190

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