News & Updates
The latest mix of business and personal updates.
Theresa Gattung was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Women of Influence Awards. On the eve of the day marking 125 years since women won the right to vote, Gattung celebrated the finalists and remembered the nation's "foremothers" involved in the suffrage movement.
I was proud to be a part of this project “Give Kate a Voice”.
125 years after Suffrage New Zealand women are still waiting for pay equity. Let’s celebrate all we have achieved and stand united to finish the job!
Women, take the matter up.
The future of finance is female — and its generosity is radical.
Last month, New Zealand became the first country outside North America to launch SheEO. Gattung, the country's most prominent businesswoman and former chief executive of Telecom, describes it as a "disruptive economic model".
SheEO is a global scheme which seeks 500 women to contribute $1000 each to create a funding pool of half a million dollars. The money is then distributed among five female-led ventures as an interest-free loan.
Sunday Star Times, Chloe Winter.
Gattung, who bought a luxury Wellington waterfront apartment in 2003, said it made sense to put it on the market now, as she shifted to Auckland in 2014 and found herself spending less time in her old abode.
Article by Chloe Winter
A new initiative aimed at supporting new business ventures by female entrepreneurs, is halfway to its goal of signing up 500 backers. "It's about signing on to give women a leg up, because it's so much harder for women at that stage of their business to get funding."
Article by Chloe Winter.
Theresa Gattung talks with Corin Dann about SheEO and paying it forward.
Q&A, Women in business. TVNZ.
She's helped launch an investment vehicle called SheEO, which will offer interest free loans to female-owned companies.
Source: Seven Sharp
Visiting San Franscisco in 2015, ex-Telecom CEO and entreprenuer Theresa Gattung was intrigued about an idea promoted by fellow entrepreneur and mentorship expert, Canadian Vicki Saunders, who had created SheEO, described as a "disruptive economic model". Gattung decided to bring the model to New Zealand - the first creation of a SheEO model outside North America - and launched SheEO here in October.
Radio New Zealand, Saturday Morning, Kim Hill.
Progress for women is glacial in the existing system.
Opinion - Sunday Star Times.
Theresa Gattung on Telecom, surviving public scrutiny and investing in women innovators.
The Spinoff - Business is boring, Simon Pound.
Kiwi businesswoman Theresa Gattung was named the inaugural winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
It's called SheEO and is based on a scheme already in operation in Canada and the US.
Newstalk ZB, Mike Hosking.
A new female-led funding model has opened applications for women-led businesses to pitch for interest-free loans and support from other successful businesswomen.
NZ Herald, Tamsyn Parker, Money Editor.
It's still gobsmacking. 2017, one female CEO of a top NZX listed company.
NZ Herald, photo by Greg Bowker.
Known as high profile Telecom CEO Theresa Gattung has gone on to be the business brain behind My Foodbag and take the lead on many charities.
She's a fierce lobbyist for women in the workplace and believes that there doesn't have to be a choice between careers and families for them.
She talks to Jesse Mulligan, Radio New Zealand, about the philanthropic work she does and what she enjoys doing in her down time.
There's been a hot debate since Labour's Jacinda Ardern was asked if she's planning to have babies in the future, and how it might affect her ability to run the country.
Theresa Gattung tells Paul Little about a significant year in her life.
NZ Herald, Paul Little. Photo by Greg Bowker.
Sunday Star Times, Yvonne Van Dongen.
Photo by David White/Fairfax NZ.
100 years on, still waiting for equal pay
NBR Radio. Interview with Grant Walker.
National Portrait, Philip Matthews.
Photo by Bevan Read.
Holly Ryan, NZ Herald.
Photo by NZ Herald.
Seven Sharp Theresa Gattung inspiring women to crack the glass ceiling: “Women who get shi*t done!”
REHOME SPCA took out the Heritage and Environment category at the Wellington Airport Regional awards.
Comment for the New Zealand Herald on animal welfare standards in New Zealand.
On why in 2016 we're still not seeing women at the top.
An interview with Radio New Zealand on why there are now no women listed as CEOs in any of New Zealand's top 50 businesses, and on the disparity between chief executives and workers' pay.