Gisborne IWD 2019

Join us for an inspirational lunch with Glenis Philip-Barbara, General Manager of Te Hā Trust Gisborne.

Embracing the 2019 theme #BalanceforBetter International Women's Day brings people together to celebrate the achievements of women; and to inspire, motivate and unite friends and colleagues – while also making a call to action for accelerating balance. 
Glenis will share the story of her career, from her first job was as a young teen planting kiwifruit to a thirty year career across a wide span of the public service – an opportunity that blosommed into lecturing at University after she graduated in Sociology and Māori studies and over time morphed into Senior Public Service roles in Wellington. 

As the Chief Executive of the Māori Language Commission, Glenis was responsible for shaping a policy environment that would support the reinvigoration of te reo Māori for the nation. In her role as an Associate Deputy Chief Executive at the Ministry of Social Development, she helped review the performance of Child, Youth and Family. She has founded various community organisations and hugely values working to support those in our communities who ‘need a hand’.

As the General Manager of Te Hā Trust, Glenis is working to a Cabinet remit that directs her Trust to co-ordinate activities for the Sestercentennial, that is, the commemoration of 250 years since the arrival of the Endeavour into New Zealand. The Trustee’s established the vision; Dual Heritage, Shared Future which means in practical terms that both versions of history to be held up for public scrutiny and engagement. 
12.00pmRegistration, mix & mingle
12.15pmGuests seated & lunch served
1.00pm Introduce Glenis to speak
2.00pm Event concludes
Glenis Phillip-Barbara - General Manager, Te Hā Trust, Gisborne
Marina Restaurant Gisborne 


Topic: Future Focused, Member Regional Events, People & Leadership

Sub-Topic: Building Knowledge, Sharing Knowledge

Format: Seminar

Proficiency Level: All

CPD: 1.5 hours