March 23, 8:00am - 9:00am NZDT. Hosted at Biz Dojo
part of a series on Courage
About the speaker
Courage has no specific form and knows no bounds. From starting a side project to the act of listening when you would rather interject, every day we are wrapped in opportunities to exercise courage.
Courage has nothing to do with your title or level of expertise. It’s not for the few or the gifted. It’s an act of humanity, of choosing to take an action that is risky because it demands vulnerability and curiosity.
Our speaker this month is Irene Wakefield, CEO & Founder of Prepair NZ.
After 8 years in the corporate world, Irene finally stopped to question what she would do when she got to the top? Quickly realising that a life of selling home loans and life insurance wasn’t for her - she quit and launched a charity instead.
Prepair NZ is on a mission to ensure that young women are educated about healthy relationships emotional abuse and self-love. After realising that a former relationship was abusive Irene started with an Instagram and blog to share her experiences.
In two short years the organisation has grown. Irene has shared her powerful story at TEDX, partnered with Glassons to deliver a national campaign, worked with the It’s Not OK campaign and connected with 100,00s of kiwis through talks, workshops and online resources across the country.
Today, Irene has a team of 10 volunteers at Prepair NZ, a business to run with her partner and the excitement of parenthood on the horizon.
The constant throughout this journey have been many moments of courage.
At antipodes we believe the heroes of the table should be the food and fine wine so we chose a water source that has a mineral fingerprint subtle enough to refresh but not alter the palate. Antipodes is very proud to support CreativeMornings Auckland because everything we do in life requires a creative mind.
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Like fresh coffee and buttery toast, BizDojo and Creative Mornings go very well together. Here at BizDojo our number one priority is our hard working coworking community, and we recognise the passion that Creative Mornings has for the community they have also built. We’re stoked to be able to host 2017’s Creative Mornings under the Collider programme, and we look forward to seeing creative Wellingtonians bright and early each month ready to connect, be inspired and drink a good coffee
At Almighty, we strive to be socially innovative with the way we do business (juicy business), and creativity has always been at the heart of social innovation, exploring new ways of finding solutions to world problems that are more just, more efficient, more sustainable and, sometimes, just more effective. We choose to support the CreativeMornings breakfast lectures to not only encourage others to take part, but to engage in this discourse ourselves, to learn, and to take part in some small way.