Beehive to Business with Hon Nicky Wagner
Date: Monday 24 Jul 2017 Time: 7:30am to 8:45am
Venue: PwC, Level 16, 113-119 The Terrace, Wellington
We all have someone in our lives who lives with a disability in some form or other. And we know that though they face challenges that we don't, this doesn't hold them back from going about their day just the same as us.
However, when it comes to finding employment, sometimes the challenge of making it past the interview arises not because of their own abilities, but because of the preconceptions held by their prospective employer.
Minister Hon Nicky Wagner has been championing the drive to challenge these preconceptions and to change attitudes around employing people with disabilities.
Join us to hear Minister Wagner talk about her work and her forward-looking Disability Confident campaign, which is changing how employers think about hiring disabled people. Hosted by our partner, PwC, this breakfast event will give you a great networking opportunity and will show you how employing people who know how to deal with life's challenges can add real strength and resilience to your business.
About Hon Nicky Wagner
Hon Nicky Wagner is the Member of Parliament for Christchurch Central and a Minister of the Crown, first elected to Parliament in 2005. She holds one of the most diverse portfolio sets in Parliament, as the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Minister for Disability Issues and Associate Minister of Health, Tourism, and Conservation. Her work connects her with New Zealanders from all backgrounds and aligns with the Government's commitment to further strengthening an innovative, creative and sustainable economy that creates opportunities for everyone to get ahead. Ms Wagner has a background in business as a foundation partner in a nationwide marketing company and a director of a series of businesses in retail, manufacturing and distribution. An internet pioneer, in 1998 she established an internet and e-commerce business specialising in online marketing.
Hosted with our partner, PwC
Includes networking breakfast
Prices (per person):
Non Members: $32.50+GST
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 5 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.