Women's Lunch: Innovation and Adapting to Change

There has never been more challenging times for business leaders.  As we evolve into a Covid world, the ability to adapt to change is vital. At this very special Women's Lunch we will hear from two business leaders Melissa Jenner the founder of Start Now, and Co-founder of Actualise and Jodie Shelley, Chief People Officer for 2degrees as they discuss how to implement change and instill a culture of innovation and creative leadership into your workplace.

In this presentation Melissa will share some of her experiences coaching both individuals, and leadership teams on Human Innovation – and share some practical tools and insights about how to adopt and embrace a new style of creative leadership.

Jodie will discuss how 2degrees has adapted to a new business environment by sharing some of their challenges, learnings and how they have focused on human centered design.

This lunch will be held at the Nest Kitchen & Bar where you’re invited to enjoy a variety of exciting sharing style dishes and treats.  

Tickets include lunch.  Drinks to be charged on consumption. 


Jodie Shelley 

Jodie Shelley is the Chief People Officer for 2degrees.  Jodie’s career has stretched across local government, media, FMCG and telecommunications and she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies – Human Resource Management from Auckland University.  She lives by the rule that you can only complain about something if you’ve gained yourself a credit through complimenting something worthy!  

Melissa Jenner 

Melissa Jenner is the Founder of Start Now, and Co-Founder of Actualise.  She founded both of these services out of her deep desire to utilise her skills learned from 25 years working in global corporations, for the greater benefit of emergent talent and to enable more individual human innovation. 

She has worked in a variety of companies including Microsoft in Europe, Cantor Fitzgerald in New York, Barclays in London, and NZX and NZTE in New Zealand.  Having been one of only 2 New Zealanders to survive the World Trade Centre tragedy in 2001 in New York, Melissa has had personal experience in re-starting her life and career as a result of unexpected disruption.

In addition to running her two service businesses, she is on the Coaching Panel for Icehouse in Auckland, and is a Human Innovation mentor with the Tech Futures Lab.  


Wednesday, 28th October, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Kamana Lakehouse, 139 Fernhill Road, Fernhill
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