amcham Womens Chapter

AmCham New Zealand has formed a Women’s Chapter in order to create a forum dedicated to supporting and promoting the interests of women doing business in US and New Zealand.


Goals of the AmCham Womens Chapter

Our mission is to further the advancement and impact of women in US/NZ business.  Our purpose is to:

  • CONNECT women with peers across industries, to foster support and build their networks
  • PROMOTE women’s voices and participation in leadership and governance
  • EQUIP women to succeed as leaders

We will achieve these goals by hosting regular events, encouraging AmCham female members to connect through the AmCham database; sharing learning opportunities through our newsletter and facilitating capability-building such as mentoring.

The Committee is made up of outstanding high-level women leaders from American corporations alongside others from New Zealand firms operating in the US.  

Committee Members:

Chair - Sarah A. Weersing, EY Law
Deputy Chair - Leanne Cheesman, United Airlines
Secretary - Katie Sleeman, U.S. Consulate
Cynthia O’Neill, Air New Zealand
Ada Echetebu, Norris Echetebu Law
Joanne Finer, Southern Pastures LLC
Dr Sydney Savion, Air New Zealand

How to join

To receive our email updates and join the chapter, interested members should log in to their AmCham profile online and check the box to join the Women’s Chapter.  If you are not yet an AmCham member, please join here

Please update your LinkedIn profile to reflect your AmCham Womens Chapter membership start date. 

Questions? Get in touch 

Past Member Events

Women in Business breakfast panel event on success, innovation, digital disruption, challenges facing business, leadership and other key topics with Candace Kinser, Jennifer Sepull and Dr Sydney Savion

AmCham Women's Chapter networking event and BBQ with Carol Brown, CEO of Diversitas

21st Century Leader Panel with Dr Sydney Savion, GM Learning, Air New Zealand, Katelyn Choe, U.S. Consul General, Wendy Kerr, Director – Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland Business School andAlliv Samson, COO, Kami Ltd - includes follow-up reading recommendations

AmCham Women's Chapter networking event with Donna Wright, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft

AmCham women in business breakfast with Dr Sydney Savion, GM Learning, Air New Zealand and US Charge d'Affairs Sue Niblock

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