UC alumna recognised in the US

20 September 2011

UC alumna Bronwen Horton will be a recipient of the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 2011 award on 27 October at a gala ceremony in Washington DC.

UC alumna Bronwen Horton will be a recipient of the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 2011 award on 27 October at a gala ceremony in Washington DC.

TIAW recognises up to 100 extraordinary women from around the world who have contributed to the economic empowerment of women.

Bronwen has spent years inspiring, motivating, mentoring and charitable causes in New Zealand and the UK. She has rapidly become a very well known personality in London, associated with women’s empowerment and charities.

She is the Founder of the New Zealand Business Women’s Network (www.nzwomen.co.uk) which seeks to inspire, motivate, educate and connect women from New Zealand now living in the UK. The Network has grown very rapidly in just 2 years to today’s 500 members. Members are encouraged to make genuine acquaintances, connect and mentor other members. She has served on advisory boards, committees and charitable causes including the New Zealand Society in the UK.

As a result of the Christchurch earthquakes, Bronwen used her network of skilled people coordinate 20 events and played and starred in organising a huge memorial service in Westminster Cathedral which 5000 people attended. She was the Project Manager for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Charity Stair Climb which has raised over £310,000 for Christchurch Earthquake Victims.

Bronwen works as a project manager for Credit Suisse and continues with the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Charities and her Business Women's Network as well as mentoring three young women with their career goals.

For more information please contact:
comms@canterbury.ac.nz

 

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