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.

The Founding Committee is made up of outstanding high-level women leaders from American corporations alongside others from New Zealand firms operating in the US.  We will have a formal chapter launch in May 2019 and are programming an event series to increase the diversity of voices within AmCham 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.

Committee Members:

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, Fonterra 

Sarah Salmond, Russell McVeagh

Karen Thompson, Coca-Cola Company 

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

21st Century Leader Panel - includes follow-up reading recommendatioms

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